What is home? Some define it as a palatial villa, some say it is just a shack and for some it is a 2 BHK flat in a high-rise apartment. Our home is, basically, an extension of our own personality. In the hustle of achieving a better lifestyle, many of us are not able to match our actual home exactly with the image that we had in our mind. But there are people around the world who went extra miles and designed a true copy of what they want to call their ‘dream home’.
Today we are going to cover 7 such stories of people around the world who are living in unconventional homes:
1- Inside a Train Car in UK
It took a lot of effort for the interior designer duo Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire to turn an unloved, deserted rail car into a seaside home that looked right into the beach. Having experience in the design industry, they could envision a masterpiece of a room in this tar covered train car. It took six months to sandblast the lead paint off the walls, tar off the floors, then came this beautiful beach house with breezy theme. A nearby lighthouse illuminates the interiors at night and gives it a cozy feel.
2- Inside a Former Watchtower in Italy
An interior designer and his family lives in their unique house which was a former watchtower. Being a Tuscan Structure built 1000 years ago, it was very difficult for the architect Francesco Garzella to redo it into a modern home. This beautiful home now overlook the Tirreno Sea and has a huge swimming pool and an outdoor kitchen.
3- Inside a Greenhouse in Germany
Florists and gardeners Beate Sihler-Kremkau and Lutz Peter Kremkau decided to make their home an exact reflection of their personality. So they came up with a greenhouse with inbuilt ventilation systems, irrigation water recycle mechanism and a hailstorm safe glass ceiling. Their living area is inside a bungalow within the greenhouse.
4- Inside a Barge Turned Houseboat in France
A 1930s barge that was later converted into a houseboat in the 1970s is now the home of a sweet little family in France. They bought the boat in 2009 and renovated it into their vision of a dream home. Architect Yann focused on increasing the durability and maximising the space inside the boat while keeping the cozy atmosphere intact. This floating house is a dreamy abode we all wish for.
5- Inside a Former Silo in New York
The owner bought this intercontinental ballistic missile for a whopping $160,000 in 1996 and worked with architect Alexander Michael for ensuing years to remodel it into his home. This small space has been renovated in a way that it does not feel claustrophobic at all when having all important facilities inside.
6- Inside an Olive Oil Mill in Spain
The family owned olive oil mill was lying vacant when one of the sons decided to make it a vacation home. It has been remodeled in a way that the older mill machinery have been modified and given a contemporary homey look. It is a great combination of new and old and is keeping the history of the family alive.
7- Inside a Shipping Container in Denmark
Especially built for a family with their handicapped child, this home is an affordable remodelled version of a shipping container. It has been renovated using corrugated metal and has wider doors, lower kitchen and other facilities making life easier for their child.
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