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Vintage 1920’s Caboose Turned Tiny Home Vacation


This lovingly-restored 1920s Caboose used to travel the Cotton Belt Route, and now sits on a large plot on Lake Limestone in Texas and acts as a nightly Airbnb rental.

It has a giant deck on one side for eating outdoors or relaxing, as well as a fire pit for s’mores. Inside it sleeps up to five between a single bed, queen bed and fold-out couch. You’ll also find an equipped kitchen that makes it easy to cook your own meals, or picture yourself living in this beauty full-time!

You can book your stay over at Airbnb.

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Vacation in a 1920s Cotton Belt Route Caboose

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Here’s the awesome deck with seating.

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Inside has a fun white, red and yellow color scheme.

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Love this vintage-looking red refrigerator.

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Here’s the Master bedroom area.

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Love the train-inspired bedding.

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Kids will love this train bedding!

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And here’s the amazing fire pit with some Adirondack chairs.

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Highlights:

  • Sleeps 3-5 – master bedroom (sleeps 2), foldout couch ( can sleep 2), a single bed (1) small adult or kid, with a great window view
  • Full kitchen – microwave, stove coffee pot and refrigerator.
  • Free internet
  • TV
  • Large outside deck
  • Local boat ramp – Property has small boat accessibility.
  • Large property with enough room to set up your own volleyball net or badminton games for your family
  • Fire pit for cooking S’mores or simply enjoying a late evening fire.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Debbie
    August 26, 2020, 8:30 am

    This is the kind of quirky, unique place I would like to BUY!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 26, 2020, 12:55 pm

      It’s pretty fun!

  • Avatar Sheila
    August 26, 2020, 11:37 am

    Love this. I collect trains but not life like ones. LMAO!!!!! Love this and would love to go there someday.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 26, 2020, 12:55 pm

      Haha well maybe you need a caboose to keep your trains in!

  • August 26, 2020, 1:11 pm

    Very nice; we used to have a neighbor in Ottawa, KS that owned a Caboose too. Not something you see as much these days, so much for history.

  • Avatar Debbie Burnett
    August 26, 2020, 4:43 pm

    I don’t see a bathroom, is there one?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 27, 2020, 9:37 am

      It’s not pictured but according to the amenities listed on Airbnb, it does exist.

  • Avatar Paul Larsen
    August 26, 2020, 9:10 pm

    This is really great! All you need now is a Thomas the Tank Engine blanket on the bed, Dont laugh, I use one on my Camper bed :).

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 27, 2020, 9:36 am

      No laughing! Kids LOVE Thomas.

  • Avatar Paul Larsen
    August 27, 2020, 6:54 pm

    And some Adults too!

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