09/22 Surfer couple designs & builds 260 sq. ft. modern tiny house

inside Carissa and Noel's modern tiny house

inside Carissa and Noel’s modern tiny house

As those who have done it know, building a home is probably one of the most romantic — or stressful — things a couple can do together. But it helps if that home is no bigger than a couple hundred square feet, and if one has some know-how or relevant skills before undertaking such a big project.

That’s the situation that Carissa, an interior designer, and boyfriend Noel, who has a background in construction, found themselves in when creating their first home together, a 260-square-foot, surfer-themed modern tiny home that uses some reclaimed materials — and lots of translucent polycarbonate material — to good effect.

Based out of California, the couple designed their tiny home on wheels over a period of a few months, building the structure gradually in the backyard of Noel’s parents. They got some help from friends and family for the DIY build, which features a lot of thoughtful details.

Inside, the main living area encompasses a sitting area with a custom-made sofa with a bamboo base, plus some upholstered storage ottomans that double as a table surface.

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Elaine Walker

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