Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The bad news is that thousands of years of war, death and obsolescence have left a world of abandoned and dilapidated buildings and other structures. The good news is that the enterprising among us can build some wild new homes if we want to.
Thanks to time and constant progress, many of the old buildings now stand empty, waiting to be cleaned up and settled into the distant homes that adults talk about. Guaranteed to blow your mind, abandoned building, this abandoned tram building has been transformed into a wonderful new home by a creative and resourceful man.
In Fort Collins, Colorado, one couple built their own tiny home from the most unexpected shell: a salvaged railcar from World War II. They decided to keep the railcar’s exterior the same, and it still boasts every scratch, ding, and dent it accrued throughout its long life. That only serves to highlight by contrast the exquisite new interior.
The space inside looks like Bob Ross would call it home. The furniture is vintage, the hardwood is exposed in many spots, and the remaining walls are hand-painted and muraled. Flowers and blankets abound throughout the space and, combined with the surplus of light brought in by the vaulted roof, make it hard to imagine a home more deserving of the word “charming.”