But that's not all. Those who want to spend a few days in this unique accommodation will feast their eyes on a waterfall known as the Scotts Mill Dam and on "one of the oldest working pipe factories in the country," as the caboose's owners describe it. Surrounding James Station is a large deck that has a dining area. The place is nicely decorated with native plants and a pollinator garden. On top of that, guests will be able to relax and enjoy a fire pit and a porch swing that overlooks the river. There's even a gas grill that's perfect for a fun BBQ evening with family and friends.
The lounge and the dining area are positioned in the bay windows. This allows people to take in the spectacular views while relaxing on the sofa. And if there isn't enough room, the sofa can be converted into a bed for one in just a few minutes. Guests can also admire the waterfall from the breakfast bar, which has a walnut table in the bay window that can serve as a workspace. This area even has a coffee table and a corner complete with a coffee machine, cups, and teas!
But the highlight of the lounge is the interior hammock chairs, which can be easily attached to the metal frames found throughout the caboose. So even if guests can't stay outside due to bad weather, they can still have fun and relax inside.
The bathroom is at the front, and it’s separated from the rest of the tiny home via a pocket door. This area feels surprisingly large. Inside, guests will find a huge shower with a glass door that features a rain head shower. The bathroom also has a toilet, a big mirror, and a stainless steel sink with a cabinet original to the caboose. But that’s not the only thing that was kept in excellent condition. There's a completely functional metal door leads to the front – right where the steering wheel is.
On the opposite side of the James Station caboose is the bedroom, which includes a queen-size bed that can comfortably sleep two. It also has a TV that swivels, a dresser, a mirror, and a portable fan. There's also a porthole window next to the bed that adds a touch of vintage charm. The interior is actually bathed in sunlight during the day since there are numerous big windows on the sides. However, the caboose receives plenty of light at night, too, thanks to the remote-controlled LEDs that illuminate the reclaimed wood ceiling.
This caboose-turned-tiny is currently available for short-term rentals on Airbnb. Those who want to get a taste of the tiny lifestyle and enjoy the James Station can rent the place for $420 per night. You can check out the clip down below to see what this 40-ft (12-meter) restores train caboose is all about.