BUSINESS

Australian Tram-Turned-House Hits The Market For AUD$439,000

02/12/2015 07:52 EST | Updated 02/12/2015 07:59 EST

Talk about living off the beaten track. Or any track, really!

A three-bedroom home located in the Australian bush is on the market for AUD$439,000 (equivalent to C$424,390.08).

But this isn't any home: its centrepiece is a W-class tram that once operated in the city of Melbourne, and was dragged into the country just over three decades ago, News.com.au reported.

Check out some photos of a tram-turned-house in Australia:

Australian Tram House For Sale (Feb. 11, 2015)

The house, located near Muckleford in the state of Victoria, was built after owner Gary Markoff bought the tram for around $1,000, intending to use it as a short-term home.

But he eventually turned it into a permanent house. One of the bedrooms still looks like a tram car with a handrail hanging above, while the front of the tram now serves as an office.

tram floor plan

The home is powered by solar panels and has a diesel generator as a backup source.

Perhaps a decommissioned streetcar could give Torontonians struggling with affordability some ideas. Could you live on a decommissioned 510 Spadina?

Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter