Friday, November 6, 2009



Eco Factor: 1949 sleeper car converted into lux home.
Have you ever wondered about what exactly happens to all those rail cars after they’re no longer in use? While most of them go for a complex recycling process, there are a few which have a different fate altogether. The Train Car Home in Portland is a stunning example where an old 1949 sleeper car is converted into a luxurious and green home with all the modern amenities.

The designers removed all sleepers and chairs from the rail car and replaced them with a fully electric kitchen, DSL, incinerator toilet and luxurious bedding. Impressively, the interior is built from the finest materials available on the markets. The railcar home is 85 feet long, 9.5 feet wide and has a 10-foot domed ceiling. The home is listed for sale at Laurie Holland, bearing a price tag of $225,000.

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