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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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  • Avatar 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!!

  • Avatar 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

  • Avatar 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.

  • Avatar 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.

  • Avatar 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?

  • Avatar 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.

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

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

  • Avatar 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.

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