Even if you’ve accomplished some creative feats with home decorating and remodeling, they probably don’t compare to what these folks have done. Apparently not satisfied with a traditional “three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom” in the suburbs, these homeowners have blown away the notion of “cookie-cutter”.
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Shipping Container Cabin (Exterior)
Six shipping containers form this mountain home in Santa Cruz, Calif. At just 1,200 square feet, it’s designed to waste as little space as possible.
Shipping Container Cabin (Interior)
Grain Silo for Two (Exterior)
An architect purchased this “home” from a Kansas farmer and transported it to Phoenix in a pickup truck. Taking up only 190 square feet, it’s just enough space for the architect and his wife. Complete with retractable skylight.
Grain Silo for Two (Interior)
Boeing Abode (Exterior)
This Boeing 727 is permanently grounded in an Oregon forest. The homeowner enjoys reading and watching movies in the cockpit. His first-class home boasts the original water tank and a transparent floor.
Water Tower Wonderland
This little piece of Sunset Beach, Calif. history was converted to a home in 1984. Before housing humans, it stored water for railroad steam engines in the 1800s.
Green Shipping Container Home (Exterior)
This Flagstaff, Ariz. home offers views of San Francisco Peaks from its five decks. There’s an additional 2,000 square feet indoors. The home is green in more than just color – It includes solar power and rainwater collectors.
Green Shipping Container Home (Interior)
Caboose Cabin (Exterior)
Chugging along since 1949, this caboose has been transformed into a home on Mercer Island, Washington.
Missile Base Underground Lair (Exterior)
Under the ground near Abilene, Texas, you’ll find this tricked-out bachelor pad. You just have to descend many flights of stairs and enter through the 6,000-pound blast doors to find your host.
Missile Base Underground Lair (Interior)
Portland Train Home (Exterior)
It looks like a simple train car, but the modern interior has every amenity you could need. The train is parked near the tracks in Portland, Oregon.
Portland Train Home (Interior)
Garbage Truck RV (Exterior)
This may just look like a garbage truck (and it was), but now it’s a nice apartment complete with hardwood floors and galley kitchen.
Garbage Truck RV (Interior)
School Bus (Exterior)
This house gives a whole new meaning to the term “home school”. Charming amenities include a cast iron stove for heat, wood trim and a portal window.