A vintage train that has been converted into a liveable house has hit the market for a staggering $1.2million.
The main area of the house has been built around two large steel train carriages remodelled to provide several eccentric living spaces.
Two large steel train carriages (pictured) have been converted into a four-bedroom home in Currowan on the NSW south coast, just a three hour drive from Sydney
Remnants of the train’s previous use can still be seen throughout the dwelling, including strap handles mounted on the ceiling and the original windows.
The 200sqm home sits upon a 16.9 hectare block only 800m from the freshwater Currowan Creek and comes with a herd of resident mountain goats.
‘There are pools to kayak on, swim in during the summer or catch the elusive Australian Bass, you may even catch a glimpse of a platypus working the pond for its breakfast,’ the property listing reads.
‘The sound of the water running over the river boulders gives a pleasant backdrop to the private views offered from the home.’
The quirky residence has retained original features from the train’s previous use including strap handles on the ceiling (pictured) and original windows
LJ Hooker selling agent Rob Routledge said the steel carriages had been bought at a public auction in 2001 and transported to the bushland in a semi-trailer.
‘The sellers spent the best part of the next two years building a home out of it. It was an ongoing labour of love for them,’ he told Allhomes.
The quirky residence features four bedrooms, a workshop, a lounge, a kitchen, a large dining area and three bathrooms.
Only a stones throw from the main dwelling stands a large shed and a carport which can also be viewed from the home’s large wraparound verandah.
Mr Routledge told Daily Mail Australia he expected potential buyers to be those who wanted a more sustainable lifestyle, pointing to the properties on-site waste treatment facilities and plentiful space to grow natural produce.
The unique build features four bedrooms, a workshop (pictured), a lounge, a kitchen, a large dining area and three bathrooms
He said he had noticed a strong Sydney buyer’s group of people aged in their 30s and 40s who were looking to escape city life and the pressures of the pandemic.
The agent added he had also received a number of calls from ‘train fanatics’ who simply wanted more information on the quirky carriage-home.
Mr Routledge said there had been no real inspiration for the train home besides the sellers wanting something different.
‘They saw it as a cost-effective way to build something on a big block of land, and it actually got bigger as it went along,’ he told Allhomes.
The agent said the sellers had put the unique build on the market in an effort to downsize and move north to Queensland.
While the main residence is not council approved potential buyers can use the property as a farm stay or rent to others on Airbnb.
The unique carriage-home is about a 15 minute drive from the centre of the popular coastal community Batemans Bay.
The large dining area (pictured) has been connected by a roof that links the two train carriages