3 Reasons Why Your Cottage Needs a Bunkie

3 Reasons Why Your Cottage Needs a Bunkie

As cottage owners, we all know the need for extra sleeping space, especially with an influx of summer guests! If you don’t want your guests sleeping under the stars or in a tent, this is where bunkies come in handy.

You may have heard of them before but have never understood exactly what they are. In this article, we will define what a bunkie is and how it can be so useful for cottage owners.


Flexible Extra Space

A bunkie is a small cabin that is often used for sleeping purposes. They are usually small, quaint, and cozy, and can easily sleep anywhere from 2 to 6 people, depending on the size. House of Three’s Plan #21-0225 is 486sqft and includes a ½ bathroom and covered porch.

A bunkie like this is flexible and could be used for guests, but could also be turned into a home office, art studio, or even extra storage space for outdoor patio furniture in the winter season. Bunkies can be built relatively quickly and can be placed almost anywhere on your property, whether it's right next to your current cottage or in a more secluded area.


Low Cost

Bunkies are an affordable option for cottage owners who may not have the space or budget to build a new cottage or add an extension to their current cottage as they don't typically have full bathrooms, kitchens, or heating sources.

As a result, bunkies are relatively affordable, depending on the size and customizations. As an example, the cost of House of Three’s Plan #21-0125 one-room bunkie plan is an $750.00, while House of Three’s Plan #21-0132 one-room, one-bath bunkie plan is $806.40. Getting started has never been more affordable!


Increase Property Value

Bunkies are a great investment for cottage owners since they can increase the value of your property while still being a useful addition to your lifestyle. Whether you plan on selling your property in the future or keeping it in the family for years to come, a well-built and well-maintained bunkie can be a desirable feature for potential buyers or renters.


Overall, bunkies are a versatile and cost-effective solution for those in need of extra sleeping space or a quiet retreat for themselves. They can be built relatively quickly and can be customized to fit your specific tastes and needs. So, whether you're a frequent host or just need a quiet place to escape, a bunkie could be the perfect addition to your cottage life.

Before you get started on any project, check the zoning. Then check available bunkie options from House of Three!

We've compiled some of our favourites below: