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Locomotive Ranch Trailer Home expands on trailer-based living

• Gizmag
For some people, home may be wherever they park their trailer, but what if something more permanent is required? The recently-completed Locomotive Ranch Trailer Home by Andrew Hinman Architecture offers a blueprint for making an out of the ordinary trailer-based home by placing a vintage aluminum house trailer into a metal-roofed cradle and adding a large adjoining concrete blockhouse.
 
The trailer is located on a favored spot within the client's own South Texas ranch (Photo:...Simply sticking the trailer atop a hill wouldn't quite do, so the architects used a cradle...The structure fits in well with the kind of small buildings and sheds one typically finds ...Interior lighting is provided by LED and mini-spotlights (Photo: Paul Bardigjy)View all

Located on a favored spot within the client's own South Texas ranch, the Locomotive Ranch Trailer Home boasts its own swimming and fishing hole, and a view of the Nueces River. However, due to the flood-prone nature of the area, simply sticking the trailer atop a hill wouldn't quite do.

To lift it above the flood-prone plain, Andrew Hinman Architecture placed the trailer into a steel cradle and added a simple metal-framed roofed structure around it. This lends a rather utilitarian look, and the home fits in well with the kind of small buildings and sheds one typically finds on a ranch.

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