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Build your own tiny house with Bunk Box plans

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The plans for the Bunk Box will set you back US$99 
The plans for the Bunk Box will set you back US$99 
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The Bunk Box is based on a 16 ft (4.8 m)-long double-axle trailer
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The Bunk Box is based on a 16 ft (4.8 m)-long double-axle trailer
The plans for the Bunk Box will set you back US$99 
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The plans for the Bunk Box will set you back US$99 
Access to the Bunk Box's bedroom is gained via ladder
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Access to the Bunk Box's bedroom is gained via ladder
There's two skylights in the Bunk Box's sleeping loft 
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There's two skylights in the Bunk Box's sleeping loft 
There's 125 sq ft (11.61 sq m) of floorspace on the ground floor of the Bunk Box
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There's 125 sq ft (11.61 sq m) of floorspace on the ground floor of the Bunk Box
Inside the Bunk Box's bathroom
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Inside the Bunk Box's bathroom
The ground floor of the Bunk box includes a kitchenette
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The ground floor of the Bunk box includes a kitchenette
The ground floor of the Bunk box includes a kitchenette
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The ground floor of the Bunk box includes a kitchenette
The interior of the Bunk Box is pretty unusual as it leaves the framing exposed
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The interior of the Bunk Box is pretty unusual as it leaves the framing exposed
The Bunk Box is based on a 16 ft (4.8 m)-long double-axle trailer
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The Bunk Box is based on a 16 ft (4.8 m)-long double-axle trailer
The ground floor of the Bunk Box includes a wardrobe and desk area
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The ground floor of the Bunk Box includes a wardrobe and desk area
The Bunk Box's kitchenette
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The Bunk Box's kitchenette
The shower in the Bunk Box
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The shower in the Bunk Box
The plans for the Bunk Box come with recommendations for products like a composting toilet
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The plans for the Bunk Box come with recommendations for products like a composting toilet
The ground floor of the Bunk Box includes a wardrobe and desk area
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The ground floor of the Bunk Box includes a wardrobe and desk area
Inside the Bunk Box's sleeping loft
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Inside the Bunk Box's sleeping loft
The example Bunk Box pictured is clad in Shou Sugi Ban-treated wood
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The example Bunk Box pictured is clad in Shou Sugi Ban-treated wood
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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Construction photo of the Bunk Box
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If interested in owning a tiny house, you could purchase one from a specialist firm, but for handy types happy to roll up their sleeves, PAD (Portland Alternative Dwellings) has collaborated with Shelter Wise to offer plans for its Bunk Box. On the small side, even for a tiny house, this model looks best suited as a weekender, second home, or perhaps a guest home.

The Bunk Box is based on a 16 ft (4.8 m)-long double-axle trailer. There's 125 sq ft (11.61 sq m) of floorspace on the ground floor and another 72 sq ft (6.6 sq m) in the sleeping loft.

The interior decor is pretty odd as it isn't finished with wood paneling or drywall, leaving the framing exposed. According to PAD, this adds an extra 7 in (17.78 cm) in width of usable space. Since there's no insulation stuffed in the walls, the firm instead wrapped the Bunk Box in 2 in (5.08 cm) of closed-cell foam insulation.

Most of the ground floor is taken up by the living area. Further into the home lies a kitchenette and bathroom with shower and toilet. There's also a seating area, desk and wardrobe. The sleeping loft is accessed by ladder and has enough room for a double bed. Overall, the inside looks snug but livable.

There's 125 sq ft (11.61 sq m) of floorspace on the ground floor of the Bunk Box
There's 125 sq ft (11.61 sq m) of floorspace on the ground floor of the Bunk Box

The roof of the Bunk Box features a pair of skylights and the example home pictured is clad in Shou Sugi Ban-treated wood, which is all the rage with tiny houses lately and for good reason: the ancient Japanese art of burning wood increases its durability and protects it from fire and termites, and the like.

Still, since this is a DIY tiny house, it's obviously up to the builder to choose what siding they want.

Plans for the Bunk Box will set you back US$99. For that, PAD promises detailed construction drawings, basic electrical plans, material details and other suggestions – such as a composting toilet if you'd like to make it run off-the-grid, for example.

For those looking for something a lot more roomy, another recent tiny house we covered that offers the plans available for sale is the Basecamp.

Source: PAD

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3 comments
Bob
My 19 foot travel trailer still beats any of these inefficient tiny boxes. I could go off grid for weeks at a time with large water and waste tanks and plenty of storage. With a small 3500 watt generator, twin 30 gal. propane tanks and twin batteries, it provides all the comfort and conveniences of home. It is light and easily tow able at 65 mph. It still can be bought for around $11,000 new. If you want a tiny cabin these designs might work but if you actually want to live in something for more than a few days, a nice travel trailer beats them all to pieces.
itsgogu
Is there any way to go to the roof, any way it looks good for a campaign .
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really nice. It would be nice to have that as a guest cottage or a cottage near a beach.