Planning on a small cabin or bunkie this year?

We increasingly hear from folks wanting a small secondary dwelling or small cabin on their property. We’ve got solutions for you!

Small log structures are smart

You often don’t need a lot of space to enjoy nature; just somewhere snug and comfortable to give you a base and a jumping off point. Maybe you want something small just for you, or you need room for guests. A sustainably designed log cabin, bunkie or studio is the way to go.

Hoping to build in 2023? Please reach out quickly to see if we can fit you in!

Poplar Log Bunkie

The Poplar Cabin was built as a special getaway for our own families just west of Ottawa in popular Calabogie. It was combined with a smaller secondary dwelling, The Poplar Bunkie, that was built following the coach home guidelines and allowances of the province of Ontario (40% of the main building’s footprint).

Sustainable, natural

The bunkie was constructed using locally sourced white pine and white cedar — simply beautiful, but also sustainable and smart. Exceptional energy efficiency was a priority for our project, and the bunkie’s heating and cooling is handled by modern air source based heat pumps, which use very little energy. What a great way to keep your footprint in nature small.

Poplar Bunkie/Coach Home

An exterior shot of the Poplar Bunkie's integrated front porch with seating benches.

The Poplar Bunkie is very feature rich for a small space (764ft.², including the loft).

This classic round log cabin features “just enough” living space:

  • integrated front porch with built-in benches
  • open concept living / dining space with efficient kitchen
  • full bath
  • full bedroom
  • flexible loft space (can be used for additional sleeping, exercise space, away space, etc.)

Other Bunkie / Studio Options

We have built many sweet bunkies and smaller log cabins over the years, including the 9 x 12′ Muskoka plan (finished version shown below), which yields a smart little space that doesn’t require permitting.

Download the Muskoka plan on our Cottage Bunkie Design & Construction page.

Ottawa Bunkie construction and design
The 9′ x 12′ Muskoka Bunkie.

Hoping to build in 2023? Please reach out quickly to see if we can fit you in!

Author: Kealey Tackaberry Log Homes

Kealey & Tackaberry Log Homes is a family operated business situated just west of Ottawa. We supply and build complete handcrafted and milled log homes. With the use of natural, non-manufactured materials, the homes we build are virtually free of toxins normally associated with new construction and thus provide excellent indoor air quality. We believe in old fashion business ethic. It is important to us that our finished product meets all your expectations. We thrive on establishing a personal relationship with our customers before we build your home.

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