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Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham, Built by Tiny House Nation

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This is a 300 sq. ft. mobile surf shack in Santa Barbara, CA.

It was designed by Alex Wyndham. Plans available here.

What do you think?

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

Photos via Tiny Living

If you like this tiny house, the good news is, there are plans for it.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

It has a wonderful layout, I think.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

One of the most notable features, the garage door.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

The kitchen leads you to the bathroom.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

And the bedroom is an upstairs sleeping loft with a large window.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

The bathroom and shower, with Nature’s Head composting toilet.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

The custom staircase to the loft.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

A view of the living room, from the bathroom.

Surf Shack Tiny House by Alex Wyndham

Photos via Tiny Living


  • 300 sq. ft.
  • Featured on Tiny Home Nation
  • 12 ft. ceiling
  • Retractable glass wall
  • Sleeping loft
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Private balcony
  • Get the plans ($825)


With its 12-foot tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling garage door in the living room, the Surf Shack has an open, airy interior that allows the owners to enjoy the beautiful California weather. A private balcony next to the bedroom loft gives the couple an ocean view, while a re-purposed surfboard deck off the living room provides a place for entertaining.1


  1. https://tinyliving.com/surf-shack-alex-wyndham/
  2. https://www.alexwyndham.com/tinyhouse
  3. https://www.facebook.com/fyitinyhousenation/videos/801656046605396/
  4. https://www.alexwyndham.com/buy-plans
  5. http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation/season-3/episode-5

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  • Dominick Bundy
    November 25, 2017, 2:24 pm

    How cool is this! Love the layout and especially Retractable glass wall window thingy.

    • Alex
      November 26, 2017, 2:56 pm

      Me too!

  • November 25, 2017, 3:44 pm

    Beautiful this! Really tender, pretty. Who could condemn a “Beneficial Sunbeam”? This is the secret of pleasure, always subjective, but this is yes. OK!? :)))

    • Alex
      November 26, 2017, 2:56 pm


  • Tom Osterdock
    November 25, 2017, 11:37 pm

    loft would be better with a railing. Don’t want to fall off the edges.

    • redfish
      November 26, 2017, 12:30 am


    • Alex
      November 26, 2017, 2:56 pm

      Good call! Easy to add too!

    • Tanya
      November 26, 2017, 3:25 pm

      They’re surfers. I’m sure the stairs aren’t the biggest test of their agility 😉

      • Tom Osterdock
        November 26, 2017, 4:32 pm

        That is true Tanya but in the middle of the night in the dark it may well be.

        • Sondra
          November 27, 2017, 1:06 pm

          That bench is going over before they do !

        • Tom Osterdock
          November 27, 2017, 5:51 pm

          No bench where the stairs are.

        • James D.
          November 27, 2017, 11:52 pm

          IMO, that gap between the bench and the stairs isn’t wide enough to pose a serious risk… People flail about when they’re moving in the dark, trying to feel their surroundings. So you’ll definitely contact that bench before reaching the edge of the loft and you’d similarly will feel the edge of the stairs with the landing being wide enough even if you miss you’ll just land about a foot below before worrying about the rest of the stairs.

          It’s the last two steps I’d worry about because those are moveable steps and may not be where you remember it being when descending in the dark and that’s about a three foot drop that you could be falling face first into…

          But you could just turn on the light before descending or have a motion activated night light…

  • Tom Osterdock
    November 28, 2017, 8:27 am

    I agree James but I am a person that does not like to leave safety to what ifs. I would put a hand rail and never wonder again. Safety is always the safest way.

  • Tom Osterdock
    November 28, 2017, 8:29 am

    Forgot your last comment James, clap-on, clap-off?

  • Chuck
    March 16, 2018, 5:25 pm

    How do you cook food? How do you keep food cold?

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