Title:
Assemblable bungalow
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An assemblable bungalow has a plurality of telescopic leg members, which are securely positioned on the ground, a plurality of lower frames connected to the upper ends of the telescopic leg members in perpendicular relation, for connecting the respective telescopic leg members, a plurality of supporting frames disposed in the space defined by the lower frames, and crossing each other in longitudinal and transversal directions, a plurality of telescopic poles, which are extended from the upper ends of the leg members, respectively, a plurality of upper frames connected to the upper portions of the poles in perpendicular relation, for connecting the respective poles, a roof pole, designed to be curved to an arch shape upon being connected with both ends to the upper ends of a pair of the poles that face each other in a diagonal direction, a plurality of floor plates connected with each other and disposed in the space defined by the lower frames, and supported by the supporting frames, and a roof cloth disposed on the roof pole. Because the framework of the bungalow, such as leg members, poles, lower frames, supporting frames and roof poles are easily assembled and disassembled, even an unskilled person can easily set up or take down the bungalow. Additionally, the bungalow is transportable.



Inventors:
Kim, Seong-tae (Gyeonggi-do, KR)
Yeun, Gi-cheul (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
10/436061
Publication Date:
09/16/2004
Filing Date:
05/13/2003
Assignee:
KIM SEONG-TAE
YEUN GI-CHEUL
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/79.6
International Classes:
E04H1/12; E04B1/343; E04H15/36; E04H15/44; E04H15/46; E04H15/56; E04H15/58; (IPC1-7): E04H1/00
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Primary Examiner:
GREEN, CHRISTY MARIE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Blank Rome LLP (Washington, DC, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. An assemblable bungalow, comprising: a plurality of telescopic leg members, which are securely positioned on the ground; a plurality of lower frames connected to the upper ends of the telescopic leg members in perpendicular relation, for connecting the respective telescopic leg members; a plurality of supporting frames disposed in the space defined by the lower frames, and crossing each other in longitudinal and transversal directions; a plurality of telescopic poles, which are extended from the upper ends of the leg members, respectively; a plurality of upper frames connected to the upper portions of the poles in perpendicular relation, for connecting the respective poles; a roof pole, designed to be curved to an arch shape upon being connected with both ends to the upper ends of a pair of the poles that face each other in a diagonal direction; a plurality of floor plates connected with each other and disposed in the space defined by the lower frames, and supported by the supporting frames; and a roof cloth disposed on the roof pole.

2. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, wherein the telescopic leg members each comprises: a plurality of tubes of different diameters, which are connected with each other; a plurality of height adjusting holes formed in the outer surface of the respective tubes in a lengthwise direction; and a fixing pin for securing a relative position of the tubes by being inserted in the height adjusting holes.

3. The assemblable bungalow of claim 2, wherein each telescopic leg member further comprises a fixing member comprising, a body having an upper end being inserted in one tube that is positioned at a lowest position among the tubes, and a lower end being protruded in a pointed shape for being fixed on the ground, a flange protruding from the body in a circumferential direction, and a nail formed on the lower end of the body.

4. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, wherein the lower frames each comprises: a pair of pipes having the same diameter; a linking member for being inserted in the pipes; a pair of movable protrusions designed to be resiliently urged to move, thereby exiting and entering with respect to the surface of both ends of the linking member; and a locking hole formed in each pipe to which each movable protrusion is inserted.

5. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, wherein the poles each comprises: an outer pole formed as a hollow cylinder; an inner pole formed as a hollow cylinder which has a diameter smaller than the outer pole and is inserted in the outer pole; a plurality of holes formed in the surface of the outer pole along the lengthwise direction at predetermined intervals; and a movable button designed to be resiliently urged to move, thereby exiting and entering with respect to the surface of the inner pole, the movable button for being inserted in the holes of the outer pole.

6. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, further comprising a lower joint for removably connecting each of the leg members, the lower frames and the poles, wherein the lower joint comprises an insertion portion for being inserted in the upper end of the leg member, a pair of seating recesses formed on the insertion portion in a perpendicular relation with each other, for receiving the ends of the lower frames, and a bolt penetrated through the center of the insertion portion and to above the seating recesses for being connected to the lower end of the pole.

7. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, further comprising a clamp for removably connecting each of the lower frames and the supporting frames, wherein the clamp comprises an upper body and a lower body rotatably connected with each other, and partially covering the surface of the lower frame, a grip portion rotatably connected to a leading end of the lower body which faces the upper body, a hook roatably connected to the grip portion, a hooking groove formed by bending the leading end of the upper body facing the lower body, for the hook to be rested thereon, and a wing protruded outward from the rear side of the upper body for being connected with the end of the supporting frame.

8. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, further comprising an upper joint for removably connecting each of the poles, the upper frames and the roof pole, wherein the upper joint comprises a hollow cylinder having a closed upper end, and an open lower end through which the upper end of the pole is inserted, a projection protruding perpendicularly from the surface of the lower portion for being inserted in the ends of the upper frames, and a bolt protruded from the upper end of the upper joint and fastened to the end of the roof pole.

9. The assemblable bungalow of claim 8, wherein, pole joints having through holes formed therein are formed on both ends of the roof pole, respectively, and the bolt on the upper end of the upper joint is penetrated through one of the through holes to expose above the corresponding pole joint and fastened with a cap nut.

10. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, wherein the roof cloth comprises a square cloth shorter in diagonal length as compared to the roof pole, and a pocket formed at each corner of the square cloth into which each end of the roof pole is inserted.

11. The assemblable bungalow of claim 1, wherein each of the floor plates is in a square shape, and comprises a series of projections and recesses alternately formed along at least three sides, and a plurality of elongate grooves formed in the surface.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to an assemblable bungalow, and more particularly, to an assemblable bungalow which is easy to set up and easy to take down, and light-weighted thus allows easy transportation, and can be built without having any limitation in selection of building locations for surrounding conditions.

[0003] This application claims priority to Korean Utility Model Application No. 20-2003-7213, filed Mar. 11, 2003, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

[0004] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0005] Generally, tents or bungalows are very popular in the seaside or riverside resorts as a temporary residence or a resting place for tourists.

[0006] However, one problem of the tent is that it is not sturdy enough to withstand environmental challenges. The tent often breaks down by strong gust of wind or flounders in rains. Furthermore, the tent needs to stand on a level ground for its structural characteristics, and it is not possible to put a space between the tent and the ground. This causes another problem that the tent is directly exposed to dampness and chilly air of the ground.

[0007] Accordingly, more and more bungalows have replaced the tents for their sturdier structure, and structural characteristics that space them from the ground so as to prevent submerging in the event of heavy rains. Besides, the bungalows allow people to enjoy more of the surrounding views.

[0008] However, the conventional bungalow also has a drawback that it is stationed in a fixed place, and thus lacks mobility. Also, like the tents, selecting a building location for a bungalow is limited because it is influenced by the surrounding conditions such as trees, rocks, elevations on the ground, etc. Still another problem is that, being stationary, the bungalow once built in one place cannot be recycled, and thus it results in waste of resource and even environmental problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0009] The present invention has been developed in consideration of the problems of the prior art, and accordingly, it is an aspect of the present invention to provide an assemblable bungalow which is easy to set up and easy to take down, also light-weighted and thus allows easy transportation, and can be built without limitation in the selection of building locations due to surrounding conditions.

[0010] According to an aspect of the present invention, an assemblable bungalow includes a plurality of telescopic leg members, which are securely positioned on the ground, a plurality of lower frames connected to the upper ends of the telescopic leg members in perpendicular relation, for connecting the respective telescopic leg members, a plurality of supporting frames disposed in the space defined by the lower frames, and crossing each other in longitudinal and transversal directions, a plurality of telescopic poles, which are extended from the upper ends of the leg members, respectively, a plurality of upper frames connected to the upper portions of the poles in perpendicular relation, for connecting the respective poles, a roof pole, designed to be curved to an arch shape upon being connected with both ends to the upper ends of a pair of the poles that face each other in a diagonal direction, a plurality of floor plates connected with each other and disposed in the space defined by the lower frames, and supported by the supporting frames, and a roof cloth disposed on the roof pole.

[0011] The telescopic leg members each includes a plurality of tubes of different diameters, which are connected with each other, a plurality of height adjusting holes formed in the outer surface of the respective tubes in a lengthwise direction, and a fixing pin for securing a relative position of the tubes by being inserted in the height adjusting holes.

[0012] Each telescopic leg member may further include a fixing member. The fixing member includes a body having an upper end being inserted in one tube that is positioned at a lowest position among the tubes, and a lower end being protruded in a pointed shape for being fixed on the ground, a flange protruding from the body in a circumferential direction, and a nail formed on the lower end of the body.

[0013] The lower frames each includes a pair of pipes having the same diameter, a linking member for being inserted in the pipes, a pair of movable protrusions designed to be resiliently urged to move, thereby exiting and entering with respect to the surface of both ends of the linking member, and a locking hole formed in each pipe to which each movable protrusion is inserted.

[0014] The poles each includes an outer pole formed as a hollow cylinder, an inner pole formed as a hollow cylinder which has a diameter smaller than the outer pole and is inserted in the outer pole, a plurality of holes formed in the surface of the outer pole along the lengthwise direction at predetermined intervals, and a movable button designed to be resiliently urged to move, thereby exiting and entering with respect to the surface of the inner pole, the movable button for being inserted in the holes of the outer pole.

[0015] Further provided is a lower joint for removably connecting each of the leg members, the lower frames and the poles. The lower joint includes an insertion portion for being inserted in the upper end of the leg member, a pair of seating recesses formed on the insertion portion in a perpendicular relation with each other, for receiving the ends of the lower frames, and a bolt penetrated through the center of the insertion portion and to above the seating recesses for being connected to the lower end of the pole.

[0016] Further provided is a clamp for removably connecting each of the lower frames and the supporting frames. The clamp includes an upper body and a lower body rotatably connected with each other, and partially covering the surface of the lower frame, a grip portion rotatably connected to a leading end of the lower body which faces the upper body, a hook roatably connected to the grip portion, a hooking groove formed by bending the leading end of the upper body facing the lower body, for the hook to be rested thereon, and a wing protruded outward from the rear side of the upper body for being connected with the end of the supporting frame.

[0017] Furthermore, there is provided an upper joint for removably connecting each of the poles, the upper frames and the roof pole. The upper joint includes a hollow cylinder having a closed upper end, and an open lower end through which the upper end of the pole is inserted, a projection protruding perpendicularly from the surface of the lower portion for being inserted in the ends of the upper frames, and a bolt protruded from the upper end of the upper joint and fastened to the end of the roof pole.

[0018] Pole joints having through holes formed therein, are formed on both ends of the roof pole, respectively, and the bolt on the upper end of the upper joint is penetrated through one of the through holes to expose above the corresponding pole joint and fastened with a cap nut.

[0019] The roof cloth is a square cloth shorter in diagonal length as compared to the roof pole, and a pocket formed at each corner of the square cloth into which each end of the roof pole is inserted.

[0020] Each of the floor plates is in a square shape, and includes a series of projections and recesses alternately formed along at least three sides, and a plurality of elongate grooves formed in the surface.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0021] The above objects and other features of the present invention will become more apparent by describing in detail a preferred embodiment thereof with reference to the attached drawings, in which:

[0022] FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating framework of a bungalow according to the present invention;

[0023] FIG. 2 is a perspective view illustrating a bungalow set up according to the present invention;

[0024] FIG. 3 is a cutaway perspective of a leg member;

[0025] FIG. 4 is a view illustrating a circle “A” portion of FIG. 3 in enlargement;

[0026] FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of a lower frame;

[0027] FIG. 6 is a cutaway perspective view of a pole;

[0028] FIG. 7 is a view illustrating a circle “B” portion of FIG. 6 in enlargement;

[0029] FIG. 8 is a view illustrating the joints between leg member, lower frame and pole in enlargement;

[0030] FIG. 9 is a view illustrating the joint between lower frame and supporting frame in enlargement;

[0031] FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a clamp of FIG. 9;

[0032] FIG. 11 is a view illustrating the joints between poles, upper frames and loop poles in enlargement;

[0033] FIG. 12 is a bottom view illustrating a roof cloth being disposed on the roof poles;

[0034] FIG. 13 is a view illustrating the circle “C” of FIG. 12 in enlargement;

[0035] FIG. 14 is a perspective view illustrating one example of a floor plate; and

[0036] FIG. 15 is a perspective view of a bungalow according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0037] Hereinafter, the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0038] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a framework of a bungalow according to the present invention, and FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the bungalow set up according to the present invention.

[0039] As shown in FIG. 1, the bungalow according to the present invention includes four leg members 10 stationed on the ground forming a regular square pattern, lower frames 30 connected to upper ends of the leg members 10 in perpendicular relation, connecting the leg members 10, and also forming a regular square pattern, a plurality of supporting frames 50 disposed in the inner space defined by the upper frames 30, while crossing each other in longitudinal and transversal directions, a plurality of poles 80 extended from upper ends of the leg members 10, upper frames 100 connected to the upper portion of the poles 80, forming a regular square pattern, and a pair of roof poles 110, each connected at its both ends to the upper ends of a pair of poles 80 that faces each other in a diagonal direction. The pair of roof poles 110, connected with the poles 80, positioned to cross each other in an arch shape.

[0040] Meanwhile, as shown in FIG. 2, there are a plurality of square floor plates 70 connected with each other and disposed in the inner space defined by the lower frames 30. The floor plates 70 are supported on the supporting frames 50. There is a roof cloth 120 covering over the roof poles 110 for screening sun light or rains.

[0041] FIG. 3 is a cutaway perspective view of the leg members 10, and FIG. 4 shows a part of the leg member indicated by a circle “A” in enlargement.

[0042] As shown in FIG. 3, the leg members 10 are telescopic in structure, each having three tubes 11, 12, 13 of different diameters which are connected with each other. Along the respective tubes 11, 12, 13 in lengthwise direction are formed a plurality of height adjusting holes 11a, 12a, 13a. The height of the leg members 10 is be adjusted by using the height adjusting holes 11a, 12a, 13a and fixing pins 15 that are inserted in the height adjusting holes 11a, 12a, 13a.

[0043] For example, and referring to FIG. 4, the tubes 11, 12, 13 are aligned such that the height adjusting holes 11a, 12a of the largest-diameter tube 11 and the medium-diameter tube 12 communicate. In this state, as the fixing pins 15 are inserted in the height adjusting holes 11a, 12a, the tube 12 in the middle position, i.e., the medium-diameter tube 12 is fixed in a position extended from the largest-diameter tube 11 by a predetermined distance. The tube 13 in the lower position, i.e., the smallest-diameter tube 13 is fixed in the same way, in a position extended from the tube 12 by a predetermined distance. As a result, the height of the leg members 10 is adjusted.

[0044] Meanwhile, there is a fixing member 14 secured on the ground and connected to the lower end of the lower tube 13. The fixing member 14 includes a body 14a which has an upper end inserted in the lower end of the lower tube 13 and the other end in a sharply pointed shape protruding into the ground securely, and a flange 14b extended from the body 14a in a circumferential direction. When the leg members 10 are fixed on the ground, the flanges 14b are seated on the ground, preventing the leg members 10 from sinking into the ground. On the lower end of the body 14a is formed a nail 16 for preventing sliding of the leg members 10 in the case the leg members 10 are secured on boulders or rocks.

[0045] In FIG. 3, a reference numeral 21 denotes an insertion portion of a lower joint 20 that will be described later with reference to FIG. 8, and a reference numeral 24 denotes a bolt for joining the leg members 10 and the poles 80.

[0046] FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of the lower frame 30.

[0047] As shown in FIG. 5, each of the lower frames 30 includes a pair of square pipes 31, 31′ of identical diameters, and a linking member 32 inserted in and thereby connecting the square pipes 31, 31′. A half of the linking member 32 is inserted in the square pipe 31 on the left, and the other half of the linking member 2 is inserted in the square pipe 31′ on the right.

[0048] One end of each square pipe 31, 31′ is open, while the other end is connected with a closure block 33 that has a sectional area as half as the square pipe 31, 31′.

[0049] On both ends of the linking member 2 are disposed a pair of movable protrusions 36, and also the square pipes 31, 31′ each having locking holes 38. The movable protrusions 36 are designed to be resiliently urged to move, thereby exiting or entering through upper surface of the linking member 32. As the linking member 32 is inserted through the open ends of the square pipes 31, 31′, the movable protrusions 36 are locked in the locking holes 38, thereby connecting the square pipes 31, 31′.

[0050] Along one side of the linking member 32 in lengthwise direction is disposed a reinforcement member 34. The reinforcement member 34 reinforces the strength of the linking member 32, and is preferably made of a stainless steel.

[0051] The closure block 33, which is connected to the other end of the square pipe 31, 31′, is provided with a through hole 33a through which the bolt 24 is passed to connect the leg member 10 and the pole 80.

[0052] FIG. 6 is a cutaway perspective view of the poles 80, and FIG. 7 illustrates a part indicated by a circle “B” in FIG. 6.

[0053] As shown in FIG. 6, the poles 80 include cylindrical outer poles 82, and cylindrical inner poles 81 having less diameter as compared to the outer poles 82 and inserted in the outer poles 82 in telescopic manner.

[0054] Along the outer pole 82 in lengthwise direction are formed a plurality of height adjusting holes 82a. Also, the inner pole 81 is provided with a movable button 87 which is supported on a resilient portion 88.

[0055] Describing it more detail, as shown in FIG. 7, the movable button 87 is resiliently urged by the resilient portion 88 to move such that the movable button 87 exits and enters through a hole 81a formed in the inner pole 81. Accordingly, with the holes 81a, 82a of the inner and outer poles 81, 82 being unaligned, the button 87 is pushed inward by a contact with the inner surface of the outer pole 82, while, with the holes 81a, 82a being aligned, the button 87 is protruded through the hole 82a by being resiliently urged by the resilient portion 88, and thereby secures the inner pole 81 in a corresponding position. As a result, the height of the pole 80 is adjusted.

[0056] Meanwhile, there is a cylindrical closure member 83 formed at a lower end of the outer pole 82. The cylindrical closure member 83 has a flange formed thereon. On the inner circumference of the closure member 83 is formed a nut groove 83a in which a nut 84 (FIG. 8) is seated.

[0057] Referring now to FIG. 8, the joint structure of the leg member 10, the lower frame 30 and the pole 80, each with the structures as described above, will be described below. FIG. 8 enlarges and shows the joint portion of the leg member 10, the lower frame 30 and the pole 80.

[0058] As shown in FIG. 8, there is a lower joint 20 that joins the leg member 10, the lower frame 30 and the pole 80 altogether.

[0059] The lower joint 20 includes an insertion portion 21 formed substantially as a cylinder, a pair of seating recesses 22, 22′ formed on the insertion portion 21 and in perpendicular relation with each other, and a bolt 24 passing through the center of the insertion portion 21 and protruding to above the recesses 22, 22′.

[0060] The insertion portion 21 of the lower joint 30 is inserted in the tube 11 of the leg member 10. The square pipes 31 of the lower frame 30 are seated on the seating recesses 22, 22′ respectively, with the closure block 33 of one square pipe 31 overlying the closure block 33 of the other. The bolt 24 is passed through the through hole 33a of the closure block 33 of the square pipe 31 and protruded to above the closure block 33. The upper end of the bolt 24, which is protruded to above the closure block 33, is inserted in the closure member 83 at the lower end of the outer pole 82 and fastened in the nut 84 that is seated in the nut groove 83a (FIG. 6) of the closure member 83.

[0061] Albeit not shown, the supporting frames 50, which are disposed within the square defined by the lower frames 30 to cross each other in longitudinal and transversal directions, may have the joint structure as that of the lower frames 30, that is, have a linking member inserted between a pair of square pipes.

[0062] FIG. 9 is a view showing a joint area between the lower frame 30 and the supporting frame 50 in enlargement, and FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the clamp 60 of FIG. 9.

[0063] As shown in FIG. 9, the lower frame 30 is connected with the supporting frame 50 by a clamp 60. As shown in FIG. 10, the clamp 60 includes an upper body 61 and a lower body 62, both of which being rotatably connected to a hinge portion 63. Each of the upper and the lower bodies 61, 62 is bent at an angle of 90°, and the upper and the lower bodies 61, 62 in connected state covers substantially three sides of the lower frame 30.

[0064] There is a grip portion 64 rotatably connected to a leading end of the lower body 62, and there also is a hook 65 rotatably connected at a predetermined distance from the hinge of the grip portion 64. The upper leading end of the upper body 61 is bent to form a hooking groove 66 for the hook 65 to rest thereupon.

[0065] Furthermore, there is a pair of wings 68 protruding outwards from the rear side of the upper body 61 for being connected with the supporting frame 50. The gap between the pair of wings 68 corresponds to the width of the supporting frame 50. Each wing 68 has a plurality of passing holes 68a for fastening to the supporting frame 50 by either a bolt or a rivet.

[0066] As shown in FIG. 9, with the hook 65 being rested on the hooking groove 66, as the grip portion 64 is pushed and thus swung downwards to the lower body 62, the hook 66 is seated on the hooking groove 66 securely. Accordingly, the clamp 60 is secured on the lower frame 30. The supporting frame 50, with its one end being inserted in between the wings 68, is fastened with the wings 68 by the bolts or rivets which are passed through the passing holes 68a.

[0067] Because both of the upper and lower bodies 61, 62 are swung up and down, the clamp 60 can be easily mounted on, or dismounted from the lower frame 30. Accordingly, by using the clamp 60, the lower frame 30 and the supporting frame 50 can be easily connected or disconnected.

[0068] Albeit not shown, the clamp 60 is used for connecting the plurality of supporting frames 50.

[0069] FIG. 11 shows one joint area between the pole 80, upper frame 100 and roof pole 110 in enlargement.

[0070] FIG. 11 shows one pole 80, upper frame 100 and roof pole 110 being connected with each other by an upper joint 40 which is disposed at an upper end of the pole 80, and more specifically at an upper end of the inner pole 81.

[0071] The upper joint 40 is formed substantially as a cylinder having an open portion on upper end and a closed portion on lower end, and through the open portion, the upper end of the inner pole 81 is inserted in the upper joint 40. On the side of the lower portion of the upper joint 40, there is formed a pair of projections 41 in perpendicular relation for being connected with the upper frames 100. Protruded from the upper end of the upper joint 40 is a bolt 44 for being fastening in the roof pole 110.

[0072] Each upper frame 100 is formed substantially as a cylindrical pipe having both open ends, and the upper frames 100 are connected with the upper joint 40 as the projections 41 of the upper joint 40 are inserted in the upper frames 100 through the open ends. Each upper frame 100 has a hole 100a formed therein, and there is an insert hole 41a formed in each projection 41 to correspond to the hole 100a of the upper frame 100. With the upper frames 100 being connected with the upper joint 40 through the projections 41, the holes 100a are aligned with the insert holes 41a, and as fixing pins 92 are inserted through the aligned holes 100a and the insert holes 41a, the upper frames 100 are securely connected with the projections 41.

[0073] The fixing pin 92 may be crooked like a hook so as to hold, namely, a mosquito net (not shown) or a fly (not shown) as hung around the bungalow. Ends of the mosquito (or fly) are tied around the upper ends of the fixing pins 92.

[0074] Albeit not shown in detail, the upper frames 100 may have the similar structure as that of the lower frames 30 having a linking member inserted in a pair of pipes.

[0075] Meanwhile, although it is not depicted in detail in FIG. 6, there may be another movable button 87′ which is disposed at the upper end of the inner pole 81, and supported on a resilient portion 88′. In this case, the movable button 87′ protruding outside of the inner pole 81 presses inner circumference of the upper joint 40, causing a friction between the upper joint 40 and the inner pole 85.

[0076] The roof pole 110 is preferably made of Duralumin, which has high elasticity, tensile strength and bending strength. There are pole joints 113 provided at both ends of the roof pole 110. Each pole joint has a through hole 113a formed therein, and the bolt 44 is passed through the through hole 113a of the upper joint 40 and protruded to above the pole joint 113. Then as the bolt 44 is fastened with a cap nut 130, the roof pole 110 is connected with the upper joint 40.

[0077] FIG. 12 is a bottom view of a roof cloth 120 being covered over the roof poles 110. FIG. 13 shows a part of FIG. 12 indicated by a ‘C’ circle in enlargement.

[0078] As shown in FIG. 12, each roof pole 110 includes a pair of large-diameter poles 111, 111′ for reinforcing the strength, and a linking pole 112 connecting the large-diameter poles 111, 111′ with both ends being inserted in the large-diameter poles 111, 111′.

[0079] The roof cloth 120 is substantially a square in shape, and as shown in FIG. 13, has pockets 122 at each corners into which the ends of the roof poles 110 are inserted.

[0080] The roof cloth 120, in diagonal length, is shorter than the roof poles 110. Accordingly, as both ends of each roof pole 110 are inserted in the pair of pockets 112 facing each other in diagonal direction, the middle of the roof pole 110 rises into an arch shape.

[0081] There are two roof poles 110 crossing each other in diagonal direction with respect to the roof cloth 120, with a rope (not shown) binding the roof poles 110 at a cross.

[0082] FIG. 14 is a perspective view of a floor plate 70 disposed on the grid of supporting frames 50 in the interior space within the square defined by the lower frames 30.

[0083] The floor plate 70 is substantially a square in shape, but with a series of projections 72 and recesses 77 being alternately formed along at least three sides thereof. As shown in FIG. 2, the floor plates 70 are connected one another as the projections 72 of one floor 70 are inserted in the recesses 77 of another.

[0084] However, when the floor plates 70 with projections 72 and recesses 77 are disposed on the supporting frames 50, the sides of the floor plates 70 contacting with the lower frames 30 are without projections 72 and recesses 77. This is for the convenience and safety of people using the bungalow, because the projections 72 may interferer when people go up and down the floors 70.

[0085] FIG. 14 shows one example of the floor plate 70 which is arranged at the outer-most side that contacts with the lower frames 30. As shown, the floor plate 70 has a series of projections 72 and recesses 77 formed along the three sides thereof. Compared to the one shown in FIG. 14, the other floor plates 70 in the center (FIG. 2) have a series of projections 72 and recesses 77 formed along the four sides, respectively.

[0086] Meanwhile, there may be formed a plurality of elongate grooves 70a in the surface of the floor plates 70 for the sake of light weight, and easy ventilation and cleaning. The number and shape of elongate grooves 70a are not strictly limited, although it is preferred that the elongate grooves 70a have relatively small inner diameter and formed in a predetermined pattern so as to make bungalow look more pleasant and people feel more comfortable when they are sitting on it.

[0087] FIG. 15 is a view showing another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

[0088] As shown in FIG. 15, a bungalow according to another preferred embodiment of the present invention further includes a shade 126 extended from the end of the roof cloth 120 in a parallel relation with the ground, and a pair of supplementary poles 90 positioned away a predetermined distance from the poles 80 for supporting the shade 126. With the addition of shade 126, more space of the bungalow can be used.

[0089] Furthermore, albeit not shown, there may be a mosquito net or fly formed at a side of the bungalow. As mentioned above, the mosquito net or the fly can be tied to the upper ends of the fixing pins 92 (FIG. 11) which are fixed in the ends of the upper frames 100. Alternatively, the mosquito net or the fly can be directly tied to the upper frames 100, the lower frames 30 or the poles 80. The fly (not shown) may be made of transparent, or semitransparent material. Also, the fly may be partially formed of different material.

[0090] The process of setting up the bungalow according to the present invention will be described below in a sequential order.

[0091] First, as shown in FIG. 8, the lower joints 20 are connected to the upper ends of the leg members 10, and the pairs of lower frames 30 are inserted in the seating recesses 22, 22′ of the lower joints 20, respectively. The closure blocks 33 of the respective lower frames 30 are overlain upon another, and the bolts 24 of the lower joints 20 are penetrated through the through holes 33a of the closure blocks 33 to above the closure blocks 33. To the upper ends of the bolts 24 protruding to above the closure blocks 33 are connected the closure members 83 provided at the lower ends of the poles 80. The bolts 24 are fastened in the nuts 84 disposed in the closure members 83.

[0092] When connecting the leg members 10, the lower frames 30 and the poles 80 is finished, then the height of the leg members 10 is adjusted in consideration of the surrounding conditions such as condition of soil, or elevations or slopes on the ground. As described above with reference to FIG. 3, adjustment of the height of the leg members 10 is made by aligning the height adjusting holes 11a, 12a, 13a of the respective tubes 11, 12, 13 of the leg members 10 and then inserting the fixing pins 15 in the aligned holes 11a, 12a, 13a.

[0093] Next, the supporting frames 50 are connected with each other by the clamps 60 in longitudinal and transversal directions within the space defined by the lower frames 30. More specifically, as shown in FIGS. 9 and 10, the lower frames 30 are connected in between the upper and lower bodies 61, 62 of the clamps 60, and the supporting frames 50 are inserted in between the pairs of wings 68 protruding from the rear side of the upper bodies 61 and then fastened onto the lower frames 30 as bolts or rivets are fastened through the passing holes 68a of the wings 68. Meanwhile, like the lower frames 30 and the supporting frames 50, the supporting frames 50 are connected with each other by the clamps 60.

[0094] When connecting the supporting frames 50 is completed, as described above with reference to FIG. 14, the floor plates 70 are assembled on the supporting frames 50.

[0095] Next, as shown in FIG. 11, the upper joints 40 are disposed on the upper ends of the poles 80, and the upper frames 100 are fit with the projections 41 of the upper joints 40 by inserting. The fixing pins 92 are passed through the holes 100a of the upper frames 100 and inserted in the insert holes 41a of the projections 41.

[0096] After that, as shown in FIG. 12, the pair of roof poles 110 are disposed below the roof cloth 120, crossing each other in a diagonal direction. The roof poles 110 are securely positioned as the ends thereof are inserted in the pockets 122 formed at the corners of the roof cloth 120. Since the length of the roof pole 110 is longer than the diagonal length of the roof cloth 120, the loop poles 110 are curved to an arch shape when they are completely positioned. The roof poles 110 are bound with each other by a rope for example, at the cross thereof.

[0097] Next, as shown in FIG. 11, the pole joints 113 of the roof poles 110 are connected with the bolts 84 at the upper ends of the upper joints 40, and to the upper ends of the bolts 84 which are exposed above the pole joints 113, the cap nuts 130 are fastened.

[0098] After connecting the poles 80, the upper frames 100, the roof poles 110 and the roof cloth 120 through the processes as described above, a user may adjust the height of the poles 80 by manipulating on the movable button 87.

[0099] Describing the above in more detail, referring to FIG. 6, the user may stepwise-adjust the height of the pole 80 by pulling up or down the inner pole 81 with respect to the outer pole 82 with his/her one hand, while, with his/her other hand, pressing the outer part of the movable button 87 into the height adjusting hole 82a of the outer pole 82.

[0100] Meanwhile, the steps of setting up the bungalow as described above may vary in accordance with the respective purposes of the bungalow or preferences of the user. Taking down the bungalow is in the reverse order of the set-up process.

[0101] As described above, according to the present invention, since the framework of the bungalow, i.e., leg members 10, poles 80, lower frames 30, upper frames 30, supporting frames 50 and roof poles 110 are easily assembled and disassembled, even an unskilled person can easily set up and take down the bungalow.

[0102] Furthermore, according to the present invention, because each part of the framework of the bungalow can be further disassembled into smaller pieces, it is convenient to transport them by storing in the places such as trunk of car.

[0103] Furthermore, according to the present invention, because the leg members 10 are telescopic in structure, the height of the leg members 10 is easily adjusted. Accordingly, the bungalow can be stably built on the area that has uneven surface, with proper adjustment of the height of the leg members 10.

[0104] According to the present invention, the poles 80 also have telescopic structure, and therefore, the height of the roof of the bungalow can also be adjusted easily.

[0105] Furthermore, in addition to its use as a better substitute for the tent in the resorts, the assemblable bungalow according to the present invention can be used for various other purposes, for example, the assemblable bungalow can be used as a temporary information booth at special events with a predetermined rearrangement of the lower frames 30 and the floor plates 70.

[0106] Although a few preferred embodiments of the present invention have been described, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that the present invention should not be limited to the described preferred embodiments, but various changes and modifications can be made within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.