TINYTOWN BUNKIE KITS

 

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Plus 20% off any special orders in BASIC &  CLASSIC models for spring of 2025 shipment.
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Tinytown Bunkie Kits from Pat Noble Lumber make having a tiny home, bunkie, cottage, cabin, garden house, decorative shed, she shed, man cave, playhouse or mini home an affordable reality! 

ALL CUSTOMIZABLE TO YOUR NEEDS!!

These models have been in North America for over a decade. It is a simple, easy-to-assemble system with quality, solid wood log features. Natural, elegant, and affordable! Browse our catalog below, or better yet come visit our unique models anytime. We built Tinytown so you can window-shop seven of our favourite models 24/7. It's easy to have a tiny home, bunkie, cottage, cabin, garden house, she shed, man cave, playhouse, decorative shed, or mini home today. It's an affordable reality! 

See details of each kit below. Download the PDFs. Watch the videos.

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 In-Stock  DIY Building Kits

 

Ohio

Ohio

Basic Model

$2,435*

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Toronto

Toronto

Basic Model

$5,351*

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Alabama

Nevada

Basic Model

$4,826*

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Ohio

Alabama

Basic Model

$4,680*

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Alabama

Ottawa 2

Basic Model

$5,920*

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Kansas

Classic Model

$7,698*

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Alabama

Ontario

Classic Model

$8,352*

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Alabama

Colwood

Classic Model

$8,995*

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Luna 160 Bunkie

Luna 160

Classic Model

$8,465*

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Ontario Bunkie 160

Ontario Bunkie 160

Classic Model

$9,555*

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Caroline Lofted

Classic Model

$13,557*

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Montana

Classic Model

$9,474*

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Billings 160

Billings 160

Classic Model

$6,936*

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Garage A

Garage A 160

Classic Model

$7,261*

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Tinytown Bunkie Kits include everything you need.*

If you can put building blocks together and read instructions, you can likely build it.   *Roofing & foundation extra.

 


 

Special Order DIY Building Kits

Browse the complete range of affordable, simple & energy-efficient log structures.
Designed to be easy to assemble and built with solid wood log features.
Browse the manufacturer’s catalog of designs, request a quote from us, and place your order.

 

Call 705-282-3281 OR   Let's Get Started Online   FAQ Section

Flexiti Financing Flexity Financing may be available for your Tinytown Bunkies purchase. Ask us for details.

 


 

HELPFUL VIDEOS TO WATCH

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

For Tinytown Bunkies and Garage Kits

 

What extras** are required to finish Tinytown Bunkies and Garage packages?

** ROOFING:

All buildings require a roofing package. Select your colour by browsing the colour charts on vendor's websites. Choose from:

SHINGLES - IKO Fiberglass Roofing Shingles  IKO - Cambridge Brochure PDF
STEEL - Metal Roofing IDEAL Roofing Brochure PDF

** FOUNDATION:
You need to select a foundation option. Before getting started, watch an assembly installation video

SMALL Models: Choose from either Patio Stones and 4X4s, or, a concrete pad for support.
LARGE Models: Choose either wood or a concrete foundation.
Before getting started, watch this "Assembly Installation" video.

 

Where are EZ Log Structures produced?

Kits are manufactured in Europe and shipped to North America to dealers.


How long have they been available?

Interlocking building systems have been produced in Europe since the early 1980’s. EZ Log Structures were introduced to North America in 2010. Today, we are pleased to be part of a network of dealers across Canada and the US.


Do they meet building codes?

Yes, most kits meet codes without modifications. Let us know if modification are required for high wind, heavier snow load, earthquake or hurricane regions.


Do I need a building permit?

For Bunkies - In Ontario, a building less than 108 sq. ft. does not require a building permit. Please consult with your municipality for more information.

For Sheds - In the summer of 2022 the Ontario Building Code increased the allowable ‘non-permit’ size for backyard sheds from 108 square feet to 160 square feet. If your backyard shed, garden shed, or storage shed is less than 160 square feet (or 15 square meters) you can construct it WITHOUT a building permit. Please consult with your municipality for more information.


What type of wood is used?

Picea-Abais a soft wood that grows in cold climates in northern Europe. A cold growth tree has 6 to 8 times the growth rings than standard (SPF) spruce, pine, fir supplied locally. The dense growth rings create a more stable wood with small tight knots. It’s easy to mill and it's light in weight. It’s sometimes called Norwegian, Nordic or Baltic Spruce.


Is the wood kiln dried?

Yes, raw materials are kiln dried to 16% moisture content and during handling it’s air-dried to around 14%. This is the required level of moisture to prevent splintering when making cross cuts for joints.


Is there sealer between the logs?

Sealers are not required. The logs have a deep tongue & grove. In larger buildings threaded steel rods are used through the walls to keep the logs tight or log screws may be used for hurricane or earthquake regions.


Do the logs shrink?

Yes, all log construction shrinks. Some advantages of this method are consistent sized materials and kiln drying, which allows for calculated shrinkage. Walls shrink approximately 1 ¾” for every 8’ of wall height. The building is designed to accommodate shrinkage with larger gaps at the top of rough openings that reduce as the building settles. At the end of one year the building will climatise and shrinkage is virtually eliminated, however there is always some small expansion and contraction in wood.

TIP: Windows & doors do not get attached to the logs and float in the rough openings to allow for wall shrinkage. They are held in place by the inner and outer trims sandwiching the logs. After one year they can be fastened permanently.

TIP: Larger cabins and homes have threaded rods at the log junctions. Before installing the rods the walls should be tightened using ratchet straps. The rods have exposed washers and nuts at the bottom and should be tightened every 60 days as the logs shrink. This maintains constant pressure on the logs and keeps them tight.


Does shrinkage affect cabinets?

Upper cabinets attached to log walls are fastened permanently at the top with a sliding bracket used at the bottom. Back splashes, tiles, etc. must be installed to allow the upper cabinet to lower as the wall height shrinks. If the wall has been insulated on the interior, cabinets mount the same as regular construction and are not affected by shrinkage.


Can anyone assemble them?

Smaller models can be done with minimal construction knowledge, there is little or no cutting. Larger models have more components and take time to sort to determine the locations. No heavy equipment is required for assembly. Drawings show numbered components, drawings of each part, location, size and quantity. Reviewing plans in advance reduces onsite assembly time. 50% of customers do their own assembly and 50% hire a contractor, yet some construction knowledge is essential. Larger cabins & homes are delivered with the first 2 rows specially packaged. When these are laid on the foundation/floor, it shows room divisions/floor plan making assembly easier.

TIP: The models with interior walls are anchored to the foundation/floor. Before connecting the first 2 rows they must be squared and leveled. Then use a string from outside wall to outside wall and shim the interior rows higher by ¼” in the middle. This compensates for shrinkage between inside and outside walls. (Crown Up)


How do I attach the building to the foundation?

The first two rows are attached to a concrete slab or wood floor using anchors, screws or brackets.

TIP: Place a moisture barrier between the first row of logs and the foundation, for both concrete and wood sub-floors. Building supply retailers offer moisture barriers or asphalt shingles can be used. Flashing can also be used under the first row.


What’s the R-value of the logs?

Softwood has an R-Value of 1.4 to 1.6 per inch of thickness. A 70mm / 2 ¾” thick log is R 4.4. However, log construction is rated using THERMAL MASS, the conductivity of heat and cold thru solid wood. Energy Star (USA) & Ener-guide (Canada) are government programs that evaluate the efficiency of various methods of construction. Testing on 70mm/2 ¾” logs resulted in a THERMAL MASS rating of R-12 meaning it heats and cools the same as an R-12 insulated wall.


How are the walls insulated to meet codes?

Interior – studs are installed (no top or bottom plates) to the inside walls using a slotted metal bracket provided. Studs are cut sort of the ceiling to allow for wall shrinkage. Wiring & insulation are installed, and studs are covered with ¾” tongue & groove wall boards to match logs. Interior divisional walls are not insulated.

Exterior – studs and bottom plate are applied to the outside of the walls using a slotted metal bracket, moving the stud away from the wall ½” making the stud flush with log horns. Bottom plate is 100mm 4” x 1.5” is anchored to the bottom log. No top plate required, and studs are cut short to allow for shrinkage. Rough openings for windows and doors are framed to match rough openings in log walls. Windows and doors are then installed from the exterior. Insulation and wiring installed, and studs are covered with the exterior of choice. This allows for choices on the exterior, a wood cabin look or a maintenance free exterior such as vinyl or even stucco.


What’s the best insulation to use?

Mineral wool is the recommended insulation for log construction. Mineral wool has a higher R-Value per inch of thickness than fiberglass and mineral wool is not affected by moisture, where fiberglass will deteriorate when it gets wet. It is also considered a green product for construction. Rigid board insulation can be used between studs, but spray foam insulation is not recommended for walls or around windows and doors as this restricts the logs from settling as they shrink. Roofs can be insulated with spray foam or other to meet local codes, shrinkage does not affect the roof.


What’s the R-Value of insulated walls?

Total R-value is determined by combining the wall insulation + thermal mass rating of the logs, wall cover boards and air spaces. A wall with R-15 mineral wool + R-12 thermal mass of logs = R-27. A wall with high density board insulation of 4” = R24 + R-12 thermal mass of logs = R-36.


Is the wood treated?

The wood is natural and has no treatments. Apply a clear wood preservative to the logs as soon as possible then apply an impregnating or penetrating sealer stain/ paint. Oil base is superior, brushing on treatments is better than spaying, it helps the stain/paint penetrate the cavities in the wood. Research the material suitable for the local climate. Note: penetrating stains can bleed through the logs and show on the interior. Test in advance.


If I buy today, what's the timing for delivery?

Plan your EZ Log Kit today as packages and kits need to be ordered and require about 4-6 months for delivery. There may be some models in stock.


 

Call 705-282-3281 OR   Let's Get Started Online   FAQ Section

Flexiti Financing Flexity Financing may be available for your Tinytown Bunkies purchase. Ask us for details.

 


 

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