Father-Daughter Duo Converted An Old Train Caboose Into A Cosy Airbnb; Here’s How

by Suchismita Pal
Father-Daughter Duo Converted An Old Train Caboose Into A Cosy Airbnb; Here’s How

We’ve heard about rail coaches being converted into restaurants. But have you ever imagined staying in a holiday rental carved out of a train caboose? An age-old SOO Line caboose lying in Decorah, Lowa in the US overlooks a sprawling horse pasture and it is actually an Airbnb property. Known as CR Station Train Caboose, it is hosted by Jim Dotzenrod. The best part is, by booking through Airbnb, you can have the entire train to yourself. Here are all the deets.

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Stay Inside A Train Caboose In The Heart Of An English Pasture

The caboose stay is the brainchild of Jim and his daughter Danielle. The duo renovated the insides of the caboose shelling out $4,000 to make them a comfortable place to unwind with all the modern amenities. By working on the caboose for a period of nearly six months, Jim added timbre works on the interiors. A bedroom on the upper storey at the property is accessible by a staircase. Also, engines usually have an odour of diesel in the air, which was eliminated using powder wash.

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The Caboose Come With Amenities Like Refrigerator, Microwave And Barware

The cosy caboose looks charming inside out and comes with amenities like refrigerator, microwave, linens, towels, dishes and a six-gallon hot water heater. What’s more, it also has a swanky barware for cocktailing. The best part is, one can get out on the pasture and have a beautiful time with the timid horses. The crimson sun going home behind the empty pasture is a sight to behold. For bookworms, the shelves of the caboose are stocked with many good reads too.

Caboose AirbnbAlready daydreaming of cocooning inside the caboose? If you’re visiting the US, you can book a stay in the property by clicking here.  On that note, Stay In This Desi-Style Caravan And Explore The Offbeat Destinations Of Meghalaya On Wheels.