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228 Sq. Ft. Railroad Caboose Cabin

This is a 228 sq. ft. railroad caboose to cabin conversion.

It’s about 31ft long and 8.5ft wide. Originally built in 1910 in Albans, Vermont.

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31ft Railroad Caboose to Cabin Conversion!

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Side Trak, Conway, New Hampshire
c.1910. Thanks to Carol for sending this one in! Only $51,500! 228 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. This is by far one of the most unique and inexpensive vacation getaway homes in the entire Mt. Washington Valley region. Measuring approximately 31 feet long and 8 1/2 feet wide, this cozy 228 sq ft of imaginative vacation space with all of its early railroad charmed interior is set to sleep five, has both a toilet and shower, kitchen area, sitting with a dining space and an exciting cupola sitting area. There is an amazing amount of living worked into this square footage. This caboose was built in 1910 at the Central Vermont Railway shops in St. Albans, VT, CV-4011 manufactures serial number. It later was modified with a steel underframe in about 1925. Most of its 60 years of service were spent in Southern New England on the Central Vermont’s line to as far south as New London, CT. In 1974 it was sold privately to the Audibert Family who renated the interior and restored the exterior to the original color theme of 1910.. this is not for everybody but it sure is a great opportunity for a vacation home and vacation rental property for $51,500 if you have just a speck of adventure in your soul. 1


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  • Richard H Chapple Sr
    January 9, 2018, 3:28 pm

    Oh boy that is a bargain. It is complete with all of it’s iron and trucks to0! Wow wow wow!! And built solid. What great great fun!!

  • Debra Bushee
    January 9, 2018, 3:32 pm

    cute but not econominal if the style was put on a tiny house trailer i think it would be really nice

  • Tom Osterdock
    January 10, 2018, 3:43 pm

    Now you are talking about my life. Give me 20-100 acres for my railroad and I will be in heaven. With 20 acres I would have my house and railroad, with 100 acres I would have my house railroad and tiny home village with entertainment for all the kids 6-90 year olds. They all like riding my trains.

  • Jill
    January 10, 2018, 5:10 pm

    I love it.
    Does it have to be moved? Is it a year-round house?
    I love trains and the thought of living in a caboose is nirvana.

  • David
    January 10, 2018, 5:28 pm

    Now that is a great item and a beautiful conversion…
    It’s just that I can’t quite get my head around rolling her down to Bretton Woods for the holiday weekends?

    How would that work?

  • Lee
    January 12, 2018, 9:34 pm

    My wife and I bought this caboose back in November 2017 to use as a 2nd home up in North Conway, NH. We just fell in love with it when we first saw it. We enjoy sitting up in the cupola in the evening with glasses of wine watching the train rides going by. It’s a truly unique tiny home away from home.

  • Raylene Hunt
    January 22, 2018, 6:57 pm

    Does it have to be moved or does the ground come with it

  • Lee
    January 22, 2018, 6:59 pm

    Doesn’t have to be moved. We just pay a rent to use the track it sits on at Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH.

  • Sherry
    October 21, 2019, 2:18 pm

    The Izak Walton Inn, located at the Southern entrance to Glacier National Park in Essex, MT has caboose cabins you can rent. Our family had such fun staying in one when our kids were younger! All of their cabooses have full bathrooms and kitchens There’s no oven though…and don’t attempt to get clever by laying a toaster on its side to cook a cut up frozen pizza! (Don’t ask me how I know this. Lol!) You can check the caboses out here: https://izaakwaltoninn.com/lodging/classic-cabooses/
    When you rent any of their cabooses or cabins, you have access to all the Inn’s amenities such as the outdoor hot tub, game room, and restaurant. The kids got the biggest kick calling everyone they knew from the pay phone in the lobby! Best roll of quarters I’ve ever spent! If driving in snow is not your idea of fun, you can take Amtrak’s Empire Builder right to the door of the Inn! Whether you’re heading East or West, the scenery along the way can’t be beat!

  • October 31, 2019, 2:51 pm

    Beautiful, I can imagine living here.

  • Max
    December 5, 2020, 12:53 pm

    Is this still for sale ? I want it!

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