There was a time in the history of railroad travel when the train cabooses were kept reserved for railroad crew and were given various attractive names. But with time, technology changed and so did the preferences. Now, people don’t like train travel and therefore these cabooses are at the verge of disappearance. However, some artistic and enthusiastic people around the world have turned these cabooses into houses or hotels etc as discussed below.
Given below is a list of five recycled caboose homes for green dwellers.
1. Davidson’s 1949 Railroad Caboose
There is a tiny little caboose from 1949 located in the beautiful wooded land of Washington. Red colored contrasting caboose looks beautiful among the lush green forests. Luxurious and warm ambiance is created by this splendid caboose. It has full height windows and a private deck to relish view of wooded land and of lake Washington. It is believed that the Davison’s bought this 4.25 acre property in 1950s and this place is surrounded by quite a few beautifully designed houses and fancy caboose. Each and every corner of these cabooses has been used to the fullest. It is like living in a ship. Nicely managed heating system and kitchen have also been created beautifully. Detailed tiling in the bathroom adds to the splendor of Davison’s Railroad Caboose.
2. Muller’s Ark Caboose
Muller’s ark Caboose has been transformed from an original train caboose. It has train features like upper as well as lower berth. Lower birth has been changed to a double bed arrangement. This caboose has all known facilities like color TV, air conditioner, ceiling fan etc. There is a fully equipped kitchen with all the vital things and a historic wood firing Franklin stove. Bathroom has also not been left untouched from facilities. There is a shower stall fixed in the bathroom. A huge deck to capture beautiful views of deep lake full of catfish makes the whole arrangement thrilling.
3. Little Red Caboose
This beautiful little red caboose is in Virginia. Its history exists since 1926 and forms a perfect vacation place for a couple or a small family. This tiny caboose has one bedroom having double bed. The caboose is fully equipped with all the necessary equipment. It has a microwave, stove, sink and even a little fridge. Shower in the bathroom tempts people to take relaxed bath. Chair and table arrangement outside the caboose allows people to loosen up during sunny hours. This cozy caboose is a beautiful place for loved ones yearning to spend time together. This place is completely adorable.
4. Luxury Caboose “J.J.”
Luxury Caboose “J.J” has been named after James Jerome Hill, a renowned builder of the Great Northern Railway. This beautiful creation is full of creative work in wood, leather and even stone. The creativity depicts rich flora of Montana. Fabulous interiors in wood and recycled leather make the whole setup fabulous. Refrigerator, microwave etc. are arranged beautifully along with a copper sink. The spalted wood in the bedroom walls provides a decorative and aesthetic look. The queen size bed, walnut flooring, cozy bedding, stone walled bathrooms, this caboose has everything to make people love it.
5. 1909 Soo Line caboose
Marcia Webber transformed a 1909 caboose into a beautiful home. She made some necessary modifications to the caboose and transformed it into a lovely piece of fully equipped home. A bathroom was added at the back of the caboose and arrangements for permanent lighting and plumbing were made. An extra deck was added to accommodate a lawn space along the caboose. Washing machine, stove, refrigerator were all installed within the caboose. For Marcia, this caboose is a place of love which she had been nurturing since last 36 years.