31 Mar '14, 3pm

Digital fabrication meets the Tiny House with the Bunkie

Digital fabrication meets the Tiny House with the Bunkie

A bunkie is an Ontario cottage tradition, a separate building without a kitchen where guests can stay if there isn't enough room in the cottage. Less traditionally, there as been an explosion of interest in sheds, as home offices or studios, since they can often be built without permits if they are less than a specified area, usually about a hundred square feet. The Bunkie is a response to the demand for "a prefabricated space that offers the perfect sanctuary along life's journey." Launched last year, it got coverage by Matt on our sister site MNN but I took a pass on it then. That fake chimney shape! It made the whole thing look like it was designed by a four-year-old. Form follows function may be a cliché, but this just isn't done. Then there's that huge amount of glass that turned it into a see-through. What about privacy? Comfort and thermal control? Lloyd Alter/CC BY...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/digital-fabrication...

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