When you’re exploring the great outdoors, we think the best place to hit the hay is in a Tuff Shed building. If you’re staying at the KOA in Townsend, Montana, that’s just what you’ll find. Sharon Walker, owner of the campground, started with just one Tuff Shed building then decided to expand her collection after seeing all the possibilities of the buildings.
Her first Tuff Shed building on the site was a 10×16 Weekender, used as an information services building. But with the popularity of GPS and mapping apps, Sharon found that the building had a more practical use as lodging. She outfitted the building with electricity, a bunk bed, a small refrigerator, microwave, and storage for guest use. The Weekender now sleeps three guests comfortably and offers a great view off the porch.
Sharon was so pleased with the Weekender’s construction and durability that she purchased a 12×16 Tall Barn display. The barn provided a bit of challenge to move as it was already assembled, but it was nothing some Tuff Shed ingenuity couldn’t solve. Due to it’s height, the building was too large to deliver in one piece. The team at Helena MT, found a way to deconstruct the display so it could be delivered to the campground in two separate pieces.
While the building was being delivered to the campground, Sharon couldn’t wait to see how the building would come together. “It was delivered so perfectly in two pieces. Then it fit like a teacup together. It was beautiful and I stood back and thought ‘Wow’.” Sharon and her team wasted no time outfitting the interior with plenty of furniture and décor to welcome guests.
They added an interior stairwell in the barn along for easy access to the loft. The upper level has four twin beds and the lower level has two sets of bunk beds with one full mattress and one twin mattress each, allowing the new building to sleep 10 guests. Sharon also added an opening for an air conditioning unit in the barn. Now called the Bunkhouse, the Tuff Shed building has already housed quite a few happy guests. “It’s such a great product and they’ve both held up so well” says Sharon of her new lodging.
If you’re interested in visiting the campground, you can find more information here: http://koa.com/campgrounds/townsend-canyon/. Of course, we recommend reserving the Bunkhouse or the Weekender.