Assemble your mini cottage or bunkie kit in a few days!
Here’s how to build your bunkie or mini cottage kit form in a few days with your friends. We deliver all the materials you need to build your new bunkie kit: wood, doors and windows, all the necessary hardware and clear and precise instructions.
Before your start your project, make sure you validate the following elements.
Check with your municipality for any permits or building requirements.
Gather a group of 4+ of DYI friends who will help you with the assembly.
Plan a 4 day project soon after you receive your package.
Choose an elevated site with well-drained soil where water does not accumulate.
Square screwdriver (#2 for screw #8 and #3 for screw #10)
Ladder, 6’ (16’ scaffolding for the Refuge)
Set the Foundation
Various options for the foundation are available, depending on your budget. Discuss your optimal options with a building or landscape professional:
Treated Woods Blocks
Solid Concrete Blocks
Cast Cement Footings
Start your assembly with the floor and door frame.
1 – Header and edge joists
2 – Joists and bridging
3 – Starter planks
4 – Floor planks
5 – Start of the walls
6 – Put the door frame in place
7 – Temporary bracing
You are now ready to assemble the walls.
1 – Assemble the walls
2 – Assemble front (F2 and F3) and side (CF1) planks
3 – Install the #2 window frames
4 – Assemble the walls to top of windows
5 – Install the mezzanine floor joists
6 – Install the mezzanine floor joists
7 – Install the mezzanine floor planks
8 – Assemble the upper walls
Assembling the roof.
1 – Install the gable bases (0A) and intermediate beams
2 – Install the gable tops (0B), ridge beam and intermediate beams
3 – Install the roof bridging
4 – Install the roof planks
5 – Install the roof braces
6 – Install the fascia boards
7 – Install the roof peak finish boards
Finishing the openings.
01 – Position the door
02 – Attach the hinges
03 – Install the door knob
04 – Install the windows
05 – Install the ladder
06 – Install the balustrade and support posts
07 – Install the front wall brace
08 – Install the inside corners
09 – Apply sealant
10 – Roofing material
11 – Protect your wood
12 – Check the inside corners
13 – Check the foundation