We thought we'd seen it all, between homes that used to be fire stations, factories and gas stations. But one of the coolest home conversions we've come across is this World War II bunker in the United Kingdom that's now a cozy, three-bedroom house.
In the video above, homeowner Elizabeth Strutton shows off her abode that was built in 1942 and originally used as a listening post during the war. From the outside, the earth-sheltered property looks very, er, rustic, but inside, you'll find a spacious home that's got everything you'd need. Of course, the transformation wasn't easy, but it was definitely worth it.
Watch the video above to learn all about this home, and click through our slideshow to see other home conversions.
A Converted Power Plant Was Turned Into An Eclectic Home
Most potential homeowners would deem a converted power plant located in a floodplain, a fire zone and on an active earthquake fault a risky investment, but one buyer found it worth the gamble. Todd R. Cole, designer and owner of Strata Landscape Architecture, transformed this property with a surprising history into an eclectic home. Our friends at California Home + Design have <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/house-tour-converted-power-plant_n_1962391.html#slide=1637098">shared this amazing house tour with us.</a>
Converted Houseboat Restored On Land
Is a pirate's life for you? If so, we have found the perfect home to satisfy your love for all things nautical. We came across this 1988 Owens cabin cruiser that has been converted into a house -- on land! Located in Kingston, Tennessee, it has one bedroom, one bathroom and a pretty awesome exterior. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/tiny-homes-houseboat-on-land_n_2050394.html#slide=1706708">Click here to see more! </a>
School Bus Converted Into An Awesome Tiny Camper
When we were younger, taking the bus to school was a drag. But now we’ve found a school bus that we not only want to ride in, but we could actually live in it too. This 1998 Cummins diesel bus has been converted into a full-fledged tiny house camper.<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/26/school-bus-tiny-house_n_2357320.html?utm_hp_ref=homes-for-sale#slide=1917057"> Click here to see more! </a>
A Converted Water Tank Cottage In NYC
With an asking price of $3.6 million, the pre-war Penthouse designed by Messana O’Rorke Architects has two bedrooms and one and a half baths, along with incredible features like 12-foot ceilings, oversized windows, a fireplace and a landscaped terrace <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/new-york-real-estate-condo-water-tank-cottage-_n_1857911.html?utm_hp_ref=stylelist-home">And a cool water tank cottage on the roof! </a>
Pilot House Trawler Converted Into Tiny Home
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/tiny-homes-pilot-house-trawler_n_2288973.html?utm_hp_ref=homes-for-sale#slide=1876198">Originally used as a pilot house trawler, or fishing boat, this vessel has been completely converted </a>into a full-functiong home including two bedrooms, one bath, an office and art studio. But the best part of all might be all the amazing appliances that come with the boat like a washer and dryer, which sometimes you can’t even find on land.
Restored Vintage Trailer Turned Into A Little Home
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/tiny-homes-vintage-boles-aero-aluminum-trailer_n_2089659.html?utm_hp_ref=homes-for-sale">Listed for $19,300, the 203-square-foot-home </a>has one bedroom and one bath. The exterior has been polished and according to the owner, is “virtually dent-free.” The roof and windows have also been sealed. But perhaps the coolest part of this trailer is the classic pink appliances and the recently added bamboo flooring that await you inside.
Blue School Bus Converted Into Home
We recently came across a<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/school-bus-homes-for-sale_n_2006038.html?utm_hp_ref=homes-for-sale#slide=1677751"> 1992 International 3700 school bus that's been converted into a tiny house</a>. Repainted a subtle shade of blue, this mobile home has one bedroom and one bathroom. There’s also a fully functioning kitchen with two sinks, propane stove and “plenty of storage for water.” And this particular home has solar panels and runs on diesel and waste vegetable oil.
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