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Couple’s Custom-Built Micro Caboose Cabin on Wheels

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The couple that own this caboose micro guest house also own a 800 square foot small house that was originally built in 1902. Since it’s a two bedroom home, and the wife is an artist, they still needed more space for when they have guests over.

So they found this caboose on Craigslist. It’s 7’x10′ so about 70 square feet of space. Eventually they have plans to add a tiny bathroom (or a separate outhouse) along with proper plumbing for water and sewer. Now they’ve got themselves a micro guest house for when they have visitors It’s also a perfect little backyard getaway from the spouse (lol). So how would you use it if it were yours?

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Couple’s Micro Caboose Cabin on Wheels


I’d love to use as a writing space, micro office, backyard getaway to read, or even permanently attach it to a trailer for camping/traveling. How about you?

Enjoy the rest of the tour below:

They mounted it onto a trailer to transport it to their home after they bought it off of Craigslist:


Mounted onto Utility Trailer for Transportation


Then they removed it from the trailer (see below):


I think it’s perfect because it’s short enough to where the windows and the structure itself don’t intrude into the neighbor’s yard.


Let’s go inside:

Interior of the Caboose Micro Guest House


The bunk beds are great and there’s even a kitchenette with sink and stovetop.


And a closet for storage that you can see below:

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Stay tuned for an upcoming post which features their 800 sq. ft. small house. 🙂

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Patrick
    January 9, 2014, 4:34 am

    Wow. A lot more character inside than I was expecting! I can see why the couple bought it. Very inspiring tiny space!

  • Paul
    January 25, 2014, 3:44 am

    I’d be inclined to do something rather heretical and radical. Turn it into a fast food caravan for shows etc.

    OK, OK, bless me father for I have sinned… LOL

  • Brendan O'Rourke
    September 10, 2015, 3:42 am

    I have two questions, can I buy it from you? And if not, could you please tell me where you got it from or how I could build one of my own? I’m a huge train nut and this would be the perfect little tiny house for me.

    Might be tiny, but I’d happily live in that. The only changes I might make would be to put a cupola on the top for a sleeping loft or extra storage to free up some room in the main body, add a little coal stove for the winter and an A/C (cleverly hidden) for the summer.

  • e.a.f.
    October 20, 2019, 5:25 pm

    that is too cute for words. my type of kitchen! don’t cook, just enough for coffee and breakfast. I WANT ONE!

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