October 16, 2022
OCT 16, Ontario nostalgia: bunkie
In Ontario's lake-land, a bunkie
Provides cottage guests lodgings quite clunky:
Crammed with odd boating gear,
Plumbing, heating? — not here!
Musty smell, bugs make overnights funky!
Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2021 OEDILF #115007
Authors' Note: Although specific municipalities often have additional stringent regulations, the building code for the Canadian province of Ontario specifies that any property can have a detached structure measuring up to 10 square meters (108 square feet); plumbing and heating are not allowed in such structures. They may accommodate seasonal use for guests, although off-season or year-round storage of equipment is also a major use. Cottage owners and their guests have come to refer to these detached small buildings, often outfitted with bunk beds, as bunkies.