Rezoned and repurposed

Rezoned and repurposed: 19th century Montana barn converted to living quarters

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

Today’s post is purely for aesthetic delight – with a western slant.

Here you see an authentic 19th century barn near Philipsburg, Montana that has been repurposed into an incredible living space.

But it is not a private residence, no sir. It is offered up as “glamping” accommodations for the discerning western wanna-be.

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

image from: http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/

      Glamping: (noun)

A form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday

Which kind of defeats the purpose of camping and being close to nature.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: a wacky Wisconsin church

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

A reader contacted me about this amazing church converted into a private home in Wisconsin that is for sale! The owner is interior designer Cynthia Weston so you can bet there is something interesting going on inside.

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

However, if you are thinking that the decor of this former church has been featured in some haughty design mags, think again.

The interior of this Lake Mills, Wisconsin home is more like a dizzying regurgitation of art, color, and pop culture bric-a-brac from around the world (and across the time-space continuum).

image from: www.restainohomes.com

image from: www.restainohomes.com

It’s CRAZY.

You are reading House Crazy, after all.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: The Book Mill

image from: www.montaguebookmill.com

image from: www.montaguebookmill.com

I love old books and I love old buildings. I adore old buildings converted into independent bookstores in scenic out-of-the-way locales.

Are you with me here?

image from: commons.wikimedia.org

image from: commons.wikimedia.org

The Book Mill is located in Montague, Massachusetts and it operates as a used bookstore/café/most cozy place in the world to drink tea.

image from: commons.wikimedia.org

image from: commons.wikimedia.org

The bookstore is housed in an 1834 grist mill that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Alvah Stone Mill.

image from: www.montaguebookmill.com

image from: www.montaguebookmill.com

image from: www.montaguebookmill.com

image from: www.montaguebookmill.com

The gradual waterfall still runs down the side of the former mill.

image from: fromthehatchery.com

image from: fromthehatchery.com

Have a look at what they’ve done inside:

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Rezoned and Repurposed: vintage Cabin Cruiser on dry land

Ever wanted to live on a house boat but not be bothered by sea-sickness? This place is the perfect solution…

image from: http://tinyhouselistings.com/off-grid-tiny-home-boat-parked-on-land/

image from: http://tinyhouselistings.com/off-grid-tiny-home-boat-parked-on-land/

Come on, be a rebel!

Listed for sale (or trade) in Kingston, Tennessee this unique take on small space living is priced at a mere $15,000.

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It has 1 bathroom and 1 bed – well 2 if you count the “Amish style bunkhouse” also on the property.

The tiny galley kitchen has a propane stove and fridge, in addition to a pub table and matching bar stools.

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It’s tight, but efficient (it is/was a real ship after all).

And someone had fun with the décor…

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Rezoned and Repurposed: The Pigsty

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

Welcome to The Pigsty.

The first thing you need to know about this structure is that it actually was a pigsty – as in, a place where pigs were housed and bred.

The second thing you need to know about this structure is that it is now used as a hotel – for humans.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

Located in the North Yorkshire region of the United Kingdom, The Pigsty is set on a hill overlooking the infamous Robin Hood’s Bay.

The pigsty was built in the 1880’s by an eccentric country squire by the name of Squire Barry of Fyling Hall. He was apparently inspired by the classical architecture of the Mediterranean which he encountered during his sojourns. So he infused his pig house with classical elements such as timber columns and pediment at the entry.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

The Pigsty was restored in recent years and is maintained as a vacation rental by The Landmark Trust.

“…we feel it is fit for a higher breed of inhabitant.”

The vacation rental has one bedroom and one bathroom along with a living area and kitchen:

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