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Bunkie prefab cabin uses joinery & assembly of furniture design

Furniture designer Evan Bare wanted to create a cabin that could be built like a piece of furniture. Architectural designers Nathan Buhler and Jorge Torres had a design for a “bunkie” (the name for a small sleeping cabin in part of Ontario, Canada) that was radical in its use of all glass for two of the walls.

Bare came up with a plan to use joinery techniques he’d developed for furniture design to create a flat-pack, prefab cabin whose CNC-cut plywood pieces can be assembled with simple tools and practical step-by-step instructions.

The Bunkie Company cabins can be put together by anyone with some construction experience, though Bare says most clients prefer the turn-key option.