Train engine replica could be someone’s tiny house
Think of it as the tiny house that could.
A Fort Kent woman is selling a replica of a Canadian National train engine that has been transformed into roughly 250 square feet of living space.
The narrow space has built-in shelves for everything from books to a DVD player, and hooks are in place for the hammocks to be strung from wall to wall for snoozing. It’s completely wired with electrical hookups and fully insulated with a small electric heater, a tiny refrigerator, fluorescent lights and a microwave.
At one time the replica did have working plumbing and a tiny bathroom, but now a small space has been curtained off in a corner to provide privacy for the primitive, waterless bucket-commode.
“My dad bought this four or five years ago,” Stacey Plourde said as she struggled with a padlock key to unlock the engine’s door. “He always intended to get a piece of land on water and place it there.”
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