There’s no denying how wonderful it would be to have a palatial weekend retreat at your disposal, but truthfully, all you really need to bank some treasured R&R is a spot away from it all with a roof overhead. Okay, and maybe a fireplace. And floor-to-ceiling windows.
Packing all those things into one neat and tidy minimalist, modern package is The Bunkie, an under-$25,000, 106-square foot crib you can set up pretty much anywhere.
Care to take a look inside?
There are four distinct prefab models to choose from, all of which come with a range of interior options. The most basic of the bunch is the Huron, a mostly opaque version with one tall glass window and door. The Deluxe Premier is the top of the line, sporting double glass walls on either end and a tall chimney-like roof detail, which accommodates the in-wall ethanol fireplace.
Depth and width has been designed specifically to avoid the need for a building permit to put it up. The only prep required to soundly assemble the 8.5 x 12.5-foot structure is a simple foundation.
They suggest one of three different methods: a concrete pad, sonotubes
with pressure-treated wooden cross members, or grade beams
. Once that’s in place, it takes just a couple days to transform the pre-assembled components into a finished mini-home.
In keeping with the simplicity at the core of the project, the interior is hyper-minimalist. Standard in each are built-in shelving units and a queen-sized murphy bed, all of which are fashioned in maple-faced Purebond plywood and veneered paneling.