Locomotive 501 Ranch Trailer

The South Texas riverside retreat is built around the owner’s vintage 1950’s streamlined trailer.  Located on a bluff thirty feet above the Nueces River, the retreat consists of steel frame and metal roofed structure sheltering the 40-foot long Spartan Imperial Mansion and a 60’x12’ epe-decked screened porch, both set parallel to the river. yes">  An additional deck cantilevers 25 feet beyond the edge of the bluff to offer views up and down the river. yes">  At the north end of the porch/trailer, a concrete “lookout tower” contains a bathroom and a second-level screened sleeping porch.  All of the roof surface is used for rainwater harvesting with storage in an on-site cistern.