STUDIO SIZED LESS EXPENSIVE THAN MOST ADDITIONS ROAD LEGAL
ECONOMICAL TO HEAT, COOL AND LIGHT TANGIBLE/LIQUID ASSET INDEPENDENT SINGLE FLOOR LIVING
STAY HOME WORK PHOTO ALBUM GETAWAY RELAX DETAILS TINY  WORKS! Cottage / Cabin Retirement Suite Luxury Retreat Bed & Breakfast Studio Workshop Office Retail Limitless Possibilities Classic  American  Railroad Cars  Re-imagined  Tow Anywhere!
Meet Us In The Pub! Our version of a re-purposed 1870s vintage boxcar. We imagined our Boxcar as the perfect multi use, reconfigurable and portable solution for people who need just a bit more space to operate their business, hobby or craft. A tiny house that works. We are American railroad history enthusiasts and former railroad employees. The American Narrow Gauge Boxcar from the late nineteenth century seemed the perfect choice for us. Like most architecture, transportation and machinery from this historic period even the humble boxcar was decorated in bright colors and decorative trim. We knew that loading and access flexibility was important to these early railroad pioneers and it was to us too. Boxcars of this period often had doors on each end as well as the traditional sides of the cars. This allowed us additional and flexible floor plans while still holding tight to historic accuracy. Boxcars with windows? Yes, Boxcars had windows and even normal doors. Frequently one to a few windows were added to boxcars that had employees aboard. These individuals accompanied high value freight and windows provided light and ventilation. Dairy, payroll, mail and bullion cars frequently had employees travelling inside. Boxcars that began their life just carrying grain, machinery and even complete houses were often re-purposed at the end of their freight hauling life. In their new role they would provide train and work crew quarters, kitchens, dining, hospitals, workshops and offices. Reusing and adding windows and normal doors to a boxcar was, and still is practiced today! Tow Anywhere! Moving and setting up a larger standard railroad caboose or car, requires money, planning, cranes, semi trucks, trailers, permits and of course tracks and ties. Our narrow gauge cars are about three quarters of the size of a modern railroad car. They can legally travel anywhere there is a road. Our heavy duty trailers are custom designed and fabricated just for our cars and they can be towed with just about any modern full size pickup. Hand Made! This tiny house on wheels is from your great great great grand dad’s generation and built from the trailer up using many of the same materials, methods and technology. Nearly everything you see or touch was made by hand and quite often using unpowered hand tools. Some tools were as old as the type of vintage railroad car we were recreating. Doors, windows, furnishings, upholstery, casings, trim and more are crafted by just a few human hands in a nearly two century old barn. So Authentic You Can Feel The History Our two creations have had thousands of visitors and we are often asked where we find the old railroad cars. Most are surprised to learn each is entirely new. Both have cozy interiors and the vintage appearance of an original but we believe comfortably balance today’s needs and expectations.
boxcar decorations
ROUNDHOUSE WORKSHOP L.L.C. CONTOOCOOK, N.H.
Copyright © 2019 Roundhouse Workshop L.L.C.
2019 EVENTS PHOTO GALLERY! WE BUILD A BOBBER CABOOSE WHAT IS NARROW GAUGE?
STUDIO SIZED LESS EXPENSIVE THAN MOST ADDITIONS ROAD LEGAL
ECONOMICAL TO HEAT, COOL AND LIGHT TANGIBLE/LIQUID ASSET INDEPENDENT SINGLE FLOOR LIVING
TINY WORKS!
Classic American Railcars Re-imagined
Meet Us In The Pub! Our version of a re-purposed 1870s vintage boxcar. We imagined our Boxcar as the perfect multi use, reconfigurable and portable solution for people who need just a bit more space to operate their business, hobby or craft. A tiny house that works. We are American railroad history enthusiasts and former railroad employees. The American Narrow Gauge Boxcar from the late nineteenth century seemed the perfect choice for us. Like most architecture, transportation and machinery from this historic period even the humble boxcar was decorated in bright colors and decorative trim. We knew that loading and access flexibility was important to these early railroad pioneers and it was to us too. Boxcars of this period often had doors on each end as well as the traditional sides of the cars. This allowed us additional and flexible floor plans while still holding tight to historic accuracy. Boxcars with windows? Yes, Boxcars had windows and even normal doors. Frequently one to a few windows were added to boxcars that had employees aboard. These individuals accompanied high value freight and windows provided light and ventilation. Dairy, payroll, mail and bullion cars frequently had employees travelling inside. Boxcars that began their life just carrying grain, machinery and even complete houses were often re-purposed at the end of their freight hauling life. In their new role they would provide train and work crew quarters, kitchens, dining, hospitals, workshops and offices. Reusing and adding windows and normal doors to a boxcar was, and still is practiced today! Tow Anywhere! Moving and setting up a larger standard railroad caboose or car, requires money, planning, cranes, semi trucks, trailers, permits and of course tracks and ties. Our narrow gauge cars are about three quarters of the size of a modern railroad car. They can legally travel anywhere there is a road. Our heavy duty trailers are custom designed and fabricated just for our cars and they can be towed with just about any modern full size pickup. Hand Made! This tiny house on wheels is from your great great great grand dad’s generation and built from the trailer up using many of the same materials, methods and technology. Nearly everything you see or touch was made by hand and quite often using unpowered hand tools. Some tools were as old as the type of vintage railroad car we were recreating. Doors, windows, furnishings, upholstery, casings, trim and more are crafted by just a few human hands in a nearly two century old barn. So Authentic You Can Feel The History Our two creations have had thousands of visitors and we are often asked where we find the old railroad cars. Most are surprised to learn each is entirely new. Both have cozy interiors and the vintage appearance of an original but we believe comfortably balance today’s needs and expectations.
ROUNDHOUSE WORKSHOP L.L.C.
CONTOOCOOK, N.H.
Copyright © 2019 Roundhouse Workshop L.L.C.
2019 EVENTS PHOTO GALLERY! WE BUILD A BOBBER CABOOSE WHAT IS NARROW GAUGE?