Sweetwater Bungalows

Sweetwater Bungalows

Sep 26, 2006

There are some days when we really like the look of ultra-modern prefab housing like these. And there are others when we long for the casual simplicity of Sweetwater Bungalows.

Sweetwater Bungalows is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1996. The original Bungalow tent-cabins were built for temporary housing while a family retreat was under construction. However, they ended up becoming permanent sleeping quarters when the family realized how peaceful, serene, and intimate they were. After family guests began asking about the Bungalows, the company was born.

Prefabricated, portable, and affordable shelters, the Bungalows combine substantial wood frames with durable fabric walls and screen windows and door. They're simple to install, disassemble, and relocate. Sweetwater Bungalows are adaptable to varying climates and terrain, and environmentally friendly because they have minimal impact on their surroundings. More information about the Bungalows and condensation, mildew, rain, snow, wind, electricity, heating, and building permits can be found here.

Sweetwater Bungalows are available in three sizes (120 sq. ft, 168 sq. ft., and 280 sq. ft.). Each has slightly different features, and there are upgrades available. The Bungalows cost approximately $25 per square foot, not including the platform. They could be used as guest cottage, studio space, temporary housing, backyard office, kids' playhouse, or vacation retreat.

You can see a 360-degree view here. Or you could see -- and stay in -- them in person at Costanoa, an eco-adventure resort in Pescadero, or at Emandal in Willits.

Now, if we just had a little piece of land somewhere...

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