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The Warm and Modern Bunk Box Tiny House on Wheels!

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The Bunk Box Tiny House from Shelter Wise is a unique, modern design that leaves the wall framing and electrical exposed on the interior. This creates a valuable, seven extra inches of interior space that residents can use, see, and feel. With a flat roof and exposed ceiling framing, the sleeping loft offers extra height and increased functional space. Two skylights, six windows, and an optional second door bring the outside in and increase the feeling of spaciousness. Although it’s built on a 16 foot trailer, the Bunk Box lives as big as a 20 foot house.

Shelter Wise partner PAD Tiny Houses is offering a launch-only, one week sale on the new Bunk Box Tiny House Plans, so check them out ASAP! Check out the pictures and learn more about the design below!

The Warm and Modern Bunk Box Tiny House on Wheels!

Bunk Box Modern Tiny House on Wheels

All photos © Shelter Wise

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An Extra-Wide Design and Extra Loft Head Height!

Built on a 16 foot trailer, the Bunk Box is 125 square feet on the main floor, with an additional 72 square feet in the sleeping loft.  Tall people rejoice! The extra-tall loft under a flat roof means three feet, nine inches of height throughout the entire space. Imagine moving freely through a tiny house loft without bonking your forehead!

The unique exposed construction of this design mean extra width on the interior, and that individual material selection will give a custom flavor to every build. If plywood walls aren’t to your taste, just choose another material to completely alter the look of the design.

Shelter Wise’s signature attention to energy efficiency offers a great, thermos-like insulation package. (Check out their light-filled Hikari Box Tiny House for another well-insulated tiny home!) The construction details in this plan set are extensive, and offer some design details that just aren’t out there yet in tiny house design. Builders and DIYers alike are going to want this plan set as a reference and teaching tool.

Be sure and check out the plans (and more photos!) on PADtinyhouses.com by Tuesday, November 1 to take advantage of the launch-only sale pricing!

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Billy Ulmer

Writer at PAD Tiny Houses
Billy Ulmer is the author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook, a collection of photos and in-depth interviews with people who designed and built their own tiny homes. He is a co-owner of PADTinyHouses.com.
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  • Hunter-grace
    October 27, 2016, 2:24 pm


    • Natalie
      October 28, 2016, 7:21 am

      Hehe…Might need this in warmer climates! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Brandi
    October 27, 2016, 3:38 pm

    Warm and modern????? NOT

  • oxide
    October 27, 2016, 4:15 pm

    They aren’t selling this house. They are selling the plans for $70. And o by the way the plans don’t include plumbing diagrams, and they aren’t telling you how to construct the shower either.

    Please do NOT go to the website. Their description of how awesome they are and how privileged we are to be offered this design is nauseating.

  • October 27, 2016, 5:31 pm

    Looks pretty much like a half-finished plywood box, though it appears you can select a different material and have a half finished (something-else) box.

    There’s mention of a thermos type insulation but all insulation requires some volume, generally the more the better, and judging by the depth of the window/door frames relative to the depth of the exposed bays between studs, there’s just not a whole lot of space for volume in there. I’m skeptical to say the least.

    Despite claims of extra wide design and extra loft head space I don’t see how this lives much larger than a unit of the same size with finished interior walls. The bays may be 3.5 inches or so deep but clearly the built-ins are not utilizing this space, and as for the extra headroom under the flat roof, (?! Snow-less desert living only??) until you move your head by any more than 16 inches and crease it on a structural element!

    Kind of looks like basic IKEA cabinets, but without any attempt at the design elements of IKEA

    Maybe I’m missing something but it looks like someone just ran out of steam and wanted to get this project out of the shop as soon as they could.

    Not impressed.

    • oxide
      October 28, 2016, 8:58 am

      Tiny homes are supposed to be homes, not a contest to see how small you can go. Is it really worth looking at these dank unfinished walls for, what, seven inches?

    October 27, 2016, 6:15 pm

    Well it is truly boxy for sure.. LoL…!

  • david
    October 28, 2016, 4:30 am

    Horrible. Pipes and wires not even properly installed. A first-time builder would do better. Why does PAD ruin their reputation with that?

    • Marsha Cowan
      March 23, 2017, 11:32 pm

      I’m not a licensed plumber or electrician, but I was a general contractor for years, and I know that, though there are national codes now, there are also additional codes that cities or ounties can add to that code, so maybe he had to accomodate different codes than we would see elsewhere, and I didn’t see where the wiring or plumbing was all that different than other I have seen that passed inspections.

  • Barnie
    October 28, 2016, 11:30 am

    Some good ideas in there. Know what else is a good idea?.. Insulation!

  • Keith G.
    October 28, 2016, 3:54 pm

    I’m confused about the claim that the design adds 7″ of living space by not closing off the framing inside the house. I always thought that these houses were built out to the exact maximum size permitted by law, so you can’t take a standard sized tiny house that’s built that way, and move 2″ on each side to the outside of the box. The thing would be 4″ too big then.

  • Sally Schrock
    October 28, 2016, 5:46 pm

    Color me impressed. NOT. I can feel the chill in there right now; it’s totally lacking in warmth. Instead of drawing me in, it’s actually driving me away…FAR, far away!

  • AmyCat =^.^=
    October 28, 2016, 8:37 pm

    Butt-ugly and cheap-looking… 🙁

  • v
    October 29, 2016, 2:21 am

    In addition to all those who comment on how cold it would be in the winter, it’s also true that insulation can serve to keep AC in. Even in the most balmy of climates, it can get overly hot. And it’s not always an option to sit outdoors, especially in inclement weather. Offering the risk of frostbite, hypothermia or heat exhaustion is not a very good design offer.

    Aside from that, I found it very ho hum. I find plywood to be unattractive in every way. The mention of saving space…it might mean something if it wasn’t interrupted by the vertical studs. At best, you could use it to store some canned goods, but then you might as well make a closet if you don’t want them falling all over the place.

    A serious thumbs down.

  • Marsha Cowan
    March 23, 2017, 11:28 pm

    Hmmmmm. . .not sure just what to think. I would have liked to see a cut away of one of the walls to see how the insulation looked, and maybe the same for the ceiling. I live in a tiny bus with only its original 1 1/2″ bat insulation in the walls, and the 2″ batting in the celing, and it can get pretty toasty warm in here, and hold that warmth for a while, even with all the banks of one pane windows all around, so I’m thinking even 1″ of condensed foam insulation would do a great deal better, especially the new insulations that are out there now. So maybe we shouldn’t be too hasty to judge until we get more information. I personally would like to have my joists covered up. . .more homey and cozy, but being able to utilize the spaces between joists in some applications is pretty handy, like recessed shelves or cabinets in the bath, or recessed hooks for hanging coats. It has its benefits. The workmanship looks good, especially in the loft. It seems to be well built except I don’t see any hurricane ties on the ceiling joists which I would think would be important, and I would prefer all kitchen cabinets to have doors on the bottom. The windows look deeper than a standard window, so I think some insulation is being accomodated in the exterior skin of the building. Hopefully we can see some cut aways soon. It is an original idea, and again, the house itself is well built even if a little different to what we are all used to. I give it an 7.

    • Marsha Cowan
      March 23, 2017, 11:33 pm

      Dratted iPad!! Please forgive the misspellings. . .

    • Natalie C. McKee
      March 27, 2017, 8:49 am

      Thanks for that input Marsha — especially since you’ve done this 🙂

  • Theresa Perdue
    August 6, 2017, 5:31 pm

    I have to have a fridge with a decent sized freezer for plenty of ice cream. And and a wood burning stove, a good price and I am all in. I will make the rest work

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