Mum builds amazing replica train carriage from scratch in just 89 days and rents it out for £85 a night

Mum builds amazing replica train carriage from scratch in just 89 days and rents it out for £85 a night

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EMMA Hammond shows off the replica train carriage she built from scratch.

The mum of two, 47, put together the 24ft by 8ft holiday home in 89 days.

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Emma is proud of her creation[/caption]

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The carriage makes a picturesque addition to the countryside[/caption]

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Authentic comfy seats complete the look[/caption]

She finished her £7,000 project minutes before the first guests arrived at her farm in Harrogate, North Yorks.

She said: “By the end, I was exhausted.”

The plush one-bedroom holiday home has several antique features Emma snapped up from eBay, including authentic train door handles, luggage racks, signs and lights – and she believes she is the first person to ever build a train carriage completely from scratch.

Photographer and massage therapist Emma said: “How it came about is all a bit weird – I’d thought about it a lot, drew out some plans and it just sort of happened.

“An old railway runs through our farm which was where the idea initially came from, and I got further ideas from visiting the York Railway Museum.

“I’ve also always had an interest in trains and drew a bit more inspiration from the old Pullman train services, which I love.

“I started building it all off a trailer, I think I might be the first person ever to build a train carriage from scratch.

“I had no previous experience with DIY and I didn’t really Google how to do anything – the biggest thing I had ever built beforehand was a garden couch from old pallets, and that wobbles!”

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The carriage features a cosy bedroom[/caption]

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The carriage as it took shape[/caption]

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Emma had no previous DIY experience[/caption]


The mobile carriage sleeps two people and costs £85 per night, with an extra £25 charge to relax in the hot tub.

Train fanatic Emma added: “It’s such a shame the train to Harrogate doesn’t still run through the farm still because that would have been even more unique and amazing.”


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