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Cool Idea: A Converted Train Car

I never thought I'd want to live in an old boxcar, until I saw this cheerful cafe built into a converted train on Treehugger. Located in Deptford, London, the pop-up shop is selling sustainably farmed coffee while the nearby train station, originally built in 1836, is being renovated.

I'm surprised how sunny and spacious the space is. It makes me want to park an old train car outside my house and use it as a guest quarters. With so many old railway cars around, I wonder why more people don't do this. What do you think of the idea?


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g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
Super Sweet!
car0linee<3 car0linee<3 8 years
oh my goodness that room is so cute i love it!
gemsera gemsera 8 years
Funny you mention this. We dont have an old boxcar, but we do live in one of the old railway stations you have mentioned- built in 1852. :) Ive never wanted a boxcar myself, too rectangular for my liking :)
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
Sunny is the right word! Such an adorable place, I would totally love to visit there someday. And I just love the chairs and the different things painted there like "sit still". lol
mletrav mletrav 8 years
Ditto, teresamari! I wanted to be a boxcar child so badly!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
That picture is so cute but totally not practical for me because I live in a really cold and snowy climate. There is a restruant around here that has an old train as one of the dining areas. It's not as pretty as the one above but it's kinda neat. Teresamari- I loved the Boxcar children books.
teresamari teresamari 8 years
You weren't entranced by the Boxcar Children books when you were a kid? I thought that was the best idea ever.
Madara1 Madara1 8 years
wow, that looks awesome!
Home Home 8 years
Beautiful, bento barista!
bento-barista bento-barista 8 years
There used to be a restaurant called Victoria Station that was relatively similar to that close to the airport near where I live.
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