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Tour a 1920s tram that’s been transformed into a chic bunkie

For many city dwellers, streetcars or trams evoke images of being cramped like sardines during rush hour traffic. This tram, however, is the epitome of shabby-chic comfort.

Once a tram that was used between the 1920s and the 1970s in Australia, it’s been given a new lease on life as cool retreat. Gone are the old seats and metal poles, and instead, there are two separate bedrooms plus a cozy lounge area—complete with a wood-burning stove and comfy chairs. The tram, which the owner, Angela, dubbed Jean Claude Van Tram, is located in Lauriston, Australia, an hour drive from Melbourne. Also on the property is a beautiful cottage (where the guests of the tram can use the bathrooms and kitchen), and a 1952 Globetrotter caravan that can sleep two.

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