One of the many byproducts to emerge from 2008’s global recession was the overnight rise in popularity of the tiny house. This movement to downsize and reduce one’s carbon footprint has given rise to a wide array of company’s offering their own pre-made renditions of these scarcely-sized living spaces. One such company to spring up in the last decade is Minimaliste Houses, a Canadian outfit specializing in customizable, all-season tiny homes.
Designed in collaboration with a California-based client and surf enthusiast, the company’s latest pint-sized residential project is a 331-square-foot surf shack featuring a bathroom with a composting toilet, stand-up shower, and a single-unit washer/dryer combo, plus heating and air conditioning, and a large kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, farm-house-style sink, dishwasher, stove-top, and ample prep space. A set of stairs leading to an upstairs loft-style bedroom area double as integrated storage units, continuing Minimaliste’s tradition of implementing remarkably efficient uses of limited space. Dubbed the “NOYER”, the Canadian-built home’s exterior has been adorned in charcoal-colored metal siding paired with brown-dyed eastern cedar veneers. The asymmetrical sloping steel roof gives the structure a more modern appearance, while also helping rain and snow slide off, and providing higher clearance inside the upstairs loft. Constructed on a mobile camper trailer chassis, the Noyer is available in several model variants and is available starting from $90,625.