Granted, it looks more like a Locomotive Museum than an actual house, but when someone has what they call a "vintage possession", such as a Locomotive Ranch Trailer -- a vintage streamlined aluminum house, not travel, trailer, maybe you wanna show it off while you live in it.
So the owner/client had Andrew Hinman Architecture relocate the trailer to the family’s favorite spot on their South Texas ranch overlooking the Nueces River. But, given the fragile geology and the flash-flood prone nature of the riverside location, the trailer’s foundation required special considerations which resulted in a steel-framed, metal-roofed cradle, right at home among the existing rain barns and ranch equipment sheds.
The cradle lifts the trailer above the flood plain and provides accessory components, sweeping river views, and safe access to the fishing and swimming hole. The cradle is anchored by a concrete blockhouse containing utilities, storage, and bathroom and topped by a screened sleeping loft.
The trailer interior, which houses a living room, kitchen and bedroom, has been refurbished with eco-friendly bamboo panels. The bathroom and a sleeping loft are in the cradle.
It's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you have a collectible and wanna show it off while you live in it, then this just might be the way to go.