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Baja Surf Shack: 258 Sq. Ft. THOW w/ Murphy Bed

Murphy beds are such an awesome way to save space in a tiny house and not need a loft bedroom! You don’t have to make a bed every day (just fold it away!) but there are no ladders or stairs needed. This Baja Surf Shack makes use of the Murphy bed, as well as a “Murphy deck” that unfolds when you arrive at your destination.

There’s also a kitchen and bathroom in the set-up, and a “flex loft” which you can use for storage (or guests) if you would like. It’s for sale over at Tiny House Marketplace for $90,000.

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THOW w/ Fold Up Deck, Murphy Bed and Modern Flair

I love the modern island feel of the exterior

Here’s the deck folded down.

And then it flips up for easy transport!

A projector screen slides down for movie-watching.

View from living room to kitchen.

A breakfast bar folds out when needed.

Modern kitchen area with range hood.

The sink has views out the far window.

Awesome sliding pantry!

Mirrors on the kitchen make it seem larger.

L-shaped couch for comfortable seating.

Murphy bed! So cool.

What do you think of this THOW?


  • Large Screen Movie Projector, Retractable
  • Onboard water filtration
  • Sailboat Awning Porch 18 Feet Folding Deck
  • Wrap around deck to Mechanical Closet/Storage
  • Queen Murphy Bed Main Level / Flex Loft
  • Gas/Electric Refrigerator
  • 30 Gallon Freshwater Tank
  • 30 Gallon Greywater tank
  • Online Energy Audit Upload Capability
  • Solar Powered
  • Battery Bank
  • Dual Electrical System 110 Volt/ 12 Volt
  • Victron 3000W Inverter
  • Composting toilet / Hookup Available
  • Pioneer Heating / Cooling Unit
  • His / Her Closets
  • Wrap Around Aircraft Aluminum Deck
  • 40lb Propane Tank Onboard
  • 4 Burner Gas Stove
  • Washer / Dryer Hookup
  • Folding Wraparound Bar to Exterior
  • Triple Pane Operable Windows
  • Standing Seam Roof
  • Fold down Loft for Bed or Storage
  • All LED dimmable Lighting – Lutron
  • Oversized Couch
  • Proprietary Slide Out
  • Proprietary Garage Door 12 Feet
  • Variable Speed Bath Fan
  • Recessed In Floor Shower pan.
  • LED Self Powered Shower To monitor Water Usage
  • City Water hookup
  • Shore Powered Rigged
  • Yacht Distribution Panel
  • On Grid / Off Grid Main Switch
  • Insulated Flooring
  • Insulated plumbing
  • Pantry Storage
  • Pocket Glass Shower Door
  • Vertical Grain Cedar Aesthetic
  • Utility Closet Exterior
  • Folding Deck Storage for Deck Legs and 18′ Awning
  • Hidden Washer / Dryer Combo Hookup
  • Lots of Hidden Storage
  • Clean Living

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Linda Baker
    April 5, 2021, 2:27 pm

    some great ideas here – is the corner in the kitchen under the countertop being used for storage – if not how about a lazy susan? How high is the bed when it it in sleep position, could need a stool!

    • Avatar James D.
      April 5, 2021, 10:53 pm

      Looks like you can put anything you want there… Access to it is on the outer side under the folding bar stool table. The lower decorative slats have a cut out section set up like a door panel with hinges towards the corner to swing it out of the way and then a larger access panel you can then open, assuming it’s not attached to the slat door, to get full access to that corner space.

      So you can put a garbage can in there or a lazy Susan if you want to store things that you can access from the smaller, always open, opening on the sink side… Should be pretty flexible…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2021, 2:18 pm

      Yes it did appear like a stool might be necessary!

  • Avatar Diane McCarthy
    April 6, 2021, 6:50 pm

    Love the use of space with the Murphy bed. Lofts are not for me.

  • Avatar Nancy M
    April 6, 2021, 8:18 pm

    I love this house! I could definitely live in it…and it looks like it would be easier to pull than most THOW’s. Could be wrong about that, of course. But I would be happy in it, as is!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2021, 2:13 pm

      Me too!

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