This former engine shed on the island of Gotland is the perfect place to let off steam.
Built in 1929 to service train carriages, it was transformed into a clever but compact home last year.
The building’s red brick facade has been restored and capped with a new black steel roof. Inside, interiors also take cues from the old shed’s working roots. Walls and floors are cast in concrete and offset by a sheet metal ceiling.
At just three rooms and 130 sqm, the pint-sized property has been kept open-plan and double-height, while tricks have been used to exaggerate the feeling of space. Large windows maximise light and soften the grey interiors, while double doors lead off from the living room to an outside patio space, with views over the surrounding Gotland countryside.
Back inside (and up the stairs), sleeping quarters are tucked neatly above the ground floor on an open mezzanine level. A rear extension also houses an additional bedroom and bathroom.
In keeping with the industrial vibe, a peppering of industrial-inspired furniture and polished work surfaces completes the look.
The property is a stone’s throw from Hablingbo’s restaurants and cafes, as well as the island’s famous swimming beaches.