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WWII Troop Train Kitchen Car Turned Tiny Home


Here’s another amazing piece of history given a new life! This WWII troop train kitchen car has been lovingly transformed into a studio-style tiny house that’s up on Airbnb.

While the outside still hearkens back to its military life, the interior feels like a cozy cottage retreat. You get a full kitchen, bar seating looking out on the stunning landscaping, and a luxurious queen-sized bed. The bathroom even has a clawfoot tub! What’s your favorite part of this conversion?

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Renovated Train Car on a Flower Farm!

The exterior looks very “military”…

…But the interior is so cozy!

The open-concept design is great for a couple.

Look at the spacious kitchen!

You get full-sized appliances for your stay.

How adorable is that retro-inspired mixer!

The couch becomes another bed if you need it.

A coffee station is a must!

Sit up at the bar and look out on the gorgeous scenery.

Love this retro wardrobe for your clothes.

A clawfoot tub painted Robin’s Egg Blue! Love it.

Charming tile floor, as well.

The bathroom has a nautical feel.

An orchid to greet you.

Hallway to the bathroom.

This back area is for linens and hanging clothes.

There are great reviews regarding how comfortable this bed is!

Your private porch with a dining set.

Grill some delicious food out here!

You can relax at this beautiful fire pit.

Love the sign!

Details:

Hop inside this time capsule dating back to WWII. Platform1346 is a renovated troop train kitchen car that sits on the family’s flower farm and is adjacent to the Smoky Mountains.

This train is a Tiny Home that has been consciously planned out ensuring all the space is utilized to its fullest potential. In addition, the design concept was kept thoughtful in highlighting the era in which it originated.

Come relax in the queen sized bed with luxurious bedding. Read our reviews on how comfortable the sleeping quarters rates. We also offer a queen pull out sofa bed. for additional guests

The kitchen is completely outfitted with all the cookware you could need, Smeg appliances for those discerning chefs and butcher block counters.

Continue your relaxation in a claw foot tub and then after your rejuvenating soak, settle in to the sofa for your favorite Netflix or Amazon show.

Off the front of the train you have two private decks that look up to the Smoky Mountains, across the flower fields and onto the private airstrip that is adjacent to our property. Very often you will actually see our neighboring pilots practicing with their aircraft.

Feel free to explore our 6 acres of property including a pond, fire pit, outdoor pavilion and our professional flower fields where you will see the team cutting fresh flowers daily! Interested in learning more about our flower farm? Just ask! We LOVE to give tours!

Accessibility: There is one flight of outside stairs leading up to the train car entrance and one stair inside leading up to the bathroom.

There is an outdoor pavilion with a BBQ, picnic tables and comfortable places to sit. We also have a tranquil fish pond and bonfire pit located in the center of the property for all of our guests to enjoy. Make s’mores or just relax and listen to the gurgling water and enjoy the fish.

During the spring and summer months, enjoy our flower farm, Rainbow Roots, which is always abundant with seasonal flowers including dahlias, sunflowers, peonies, zinnias, ranunculus, tulips and other varieties of color. Most days you will see Adrienne (+team) working in the flowers! Don’t hesitate to ask her about the flower farm, she LOVES to share her love of flowers with all her guests!

We offer flowers for sale seasonally at our farm stand if you would like to take some flowers home with you! We can’t wait to show you our little slice of heaven!

The property is completely hidden from all streets and the surrounding neighbors by our bamboo forests. It is a wonderful venue for those who desire privacy.

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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 three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Colin Ross
    December 29, 2023, 8:00 pm

    I love that kitchen!!!!

  • Suzanne Hooper
    December 29, 2023, 9:33 pm

    This is STUNNING! One of my all-time favorite “Tiny House” by far…

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