Studio / Bunkhouse

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Location
  • Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • This project page was created by community member Cutler Anderson

    Conceived as a multi-use building, this 80 sq ft studio/bunkhouse was designed to fit carefully into its natural context. The building was framed by an 11-year-old and her dad out of rough-sawn Douglas Fir from a nearby sawmill. The framing lumber and shiplap sheathing were exposed in order to display the nature of the structure.

    Designed to have two folding bunk beds and one folding desk, the building can function as a bunk house for the 11-year old, a design studio for her dad, and, when everything is folded, a poker room for her dad’s friends.

    Because of intermittent power outages, four kilowatts of batteries and an inverter/charger are hidden behind the rolling file cabinets. The family can then use the building during those events. The building is heated by a highly-efficient cast iron woodstove and a small refrigerator in concealed under the stove.

    This tiny studio fits quietly into the surrounding forest.

    Photo Courtesy of Cutler Anderson

    The family cat enjoys the Studio / Bunkhouse as well.

    Photo Courtesy of Cutler Anderson
    Photo Courtesy of Cutler Anderson
    Photo Courtesy of Cutler Anderson
    Photo Courtesy of Cutler Anderson
    Photo Courtesy of Cutler Anderson
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