We are all unique and this is the detail that dictates everything we do. For example, even if we all, more or less, live in the same types of homes, we try to make them unique through size, design and location. Some people go even further and have rather crazy ideas of how their homes should look like. The following examples feature the strangest transformations that people designed for their homes.
I don’t know about you but I enjoy riding the train very much. I like that feeling of knowing the train is going very fast and yet I can just sit down and not move at all. It’s relaxing and peaceful. Maybe the owners of this strange home felt the same, who knows? What’s certain is that they chose something very odd to turn into a home: a train.
This home can be found in Portland. It was originally a 1949 Portland sleeper car and it was transformed into a cozy home. It’s a 807 square foot space with 10 foot high ceilings and the interior is surprisingly inviting. It has a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a bedroom and they’re all lovely. The interior is modern and the kitchen is fully electrical. The bathroom has an incinerator toilet. It might be strange but it’s still just a cozy home.
So if a train can be turned into a home, why couldn’t the same happen to a plane? After all, it’s much more spacious. Well it did, in fact, happen and this was the result: an airplane turned into a beautiful living space. Well, it’s actually a hotel and it’s one of the most interesting ones out there.
The airplane hotel can be found in Costa Rica. It was made from a 727 fuselage that had to be transported piece by piece from the San Jose airport. It wasn’t easy but it was all worth it in the end. The plane is currently sitting on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach. It has two bedrooms, a TV area, a kitchenette, a dining area, a master bathroom and a balcony on the wing. It must be very interesting to spend time in an airplane hotel but that’s not even the best part. The views from there are amazing.
Since we’re analyzing means of transportation turned into living spaces, let’s continue on the same note. So we’ve seen a ground vehicle turned into a home and an air vehicle turned into a hotel. Let’s now turn our attention to something even more impressive: a submarine. This is the Steampunk Submarine Room. It’s a themed room designed by a steampunk fan.
The room was actually designed to look like a shipwrecked submarine. It wasn’t actually built out of a real submarine because it would have been basically impossible to get one. Nevertheless, it does look like the interior of one. It even has plutonium leaking torpedoes and a projector and screen. The custom sound system was also a very nice investment. The room was created using pieces of MDF which were sprayed with concrete and made to look like rusted steel beams. The interior is actually quite pleasant and inviting.
When you ride the bus every day, at one point you almost feel like you’re living in one. Well, and what if you were? It wouldn’t actually be that bad. And just to convince you of that, we found this crazy home made from an actual bus. The bus was converted into a living space over a period of 18 months. It used to be an old school bus but now it’s a cozy and unique home.
The transformation started in January 2005. Re-used and recycled materials were used whenever possible. The interior is quite small but it’s also beautiful. A mid-century look was chosen for the interior and, as you can see, there’s a nice mix of architectural elements. For the walls, a soft green shade was chosen and some of the furniture features the same color as well. It’s a color that look beautiful in combination with the wood features.
So we’ve seen a bus, a train and an airplane turned into living spaces. But how about a sheep wagon? Would you like in one? Well, maybe if looked like this… A company in Idaho has started converting sheep wagons into mobile homes. They’re canvas-covered structures and theyre quite lovely actually. They have that rustic charm that you just can’t find anywhere else.
The homes feature modern amenities but they maintain the rustic charm of the wagons. They have memory foam mattresses, 110 volt plugs, antique wooden stoves and pull-out dining tables. Some are built with the original antique wood spoke wheels. The canvas that covers these mobile homes should last around 10 years or wear and tear. This might not be the home you would envision for yourself but it wasn’t meant to be a full-time home anyway. It’s just a fun and unique thing some people like to have.