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These 31 Converted Homes Are Made From The Most Unlikely Spaces
You can't tell just by looking at it, but this cozy cabin is really a modified RV trailer (or as we say in the South, a 'fifth wheel." Don't like the neighbors? Just batten down the hatches and move on down the road.
When Bick and Bonnie Smith purchased 10 acres in Montana, they decided to forgo new construction and converted the existing fire tower instead. The forest service still uses it as a lookout during fire season, and the Smith's allow community groups to hold meetings there.
This adorable German couple met on a train, and their first vacation was a four-day train ride from Berlin to Kazakhstan. So it only makes sense that they would turn train cars into their own comfy home.
Ricardo Bofill rescued this cement factory in Barcelona, Spain from near ruin. Now 30 silos, multiple buildings and towering ceilings are home to Bofill's residence, headquarters of his business, and an exhibition hall.
When the Olympics came to town in 2012, London cabbie David Weekes converted his Hackney Carriage into the 'Relax-A-Taxi'. For $75 a night, visitors frustrated by the city's packed hotels could sleep in the cab's backseat, which was outfitted with a memory foam mattress, bedside lamp, curtains, solar powered radio, iPad and portable fridge.
Built to be a gas station Bayou neighborhood of New Orleans, this 1918 building was a furniture-building shop and jewelry-making studio before being remade into a residence (that you can rent on Airbnb!).
If you're ever lucky enough to be visiting The Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren in the Netherlands, be sure to request one of the wine cask rooms. That's right: four of the rooms are located inside repurposed 14,500 litre wine casks.