Slide 1: Converted Cable Car

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This San Francisco home, made from two converted cable cars, is the sole survivor of the unusual Carville-by-the-Sea neighborhood of yesteryear. This unusual community, which enjoyed its heyday at the end of the 1800s, consisted of more than 100 homes made from upcycled cable cars and horse-drawn cars.

All Aboard: 9 Railroad Cars Converted into Homes

In today’s culture of downsizing to reduce carbon footprints, tiny houses and recycled homes are getting increasingly desirable—in both conventional and unconventional ways. You may have already seen converted buses, storage containers, and even make-it-yourself tiny-home kits, but have you ever seen a train converted into permanent living space? The high ceilings and multiple windows typical of old train cars are a great starting point for a new small home chock-full of character. If you’re in search of an unusual home, you may need to look no further than these 9 railroad cars that have gone off the rails and become cozy and comfortable living spaces.

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