The Locomotive Ranch Trailer is a modern and ingenious home designed by Andrew Hinman Architecture in Uvalde, Texas. Reminding us of the authentic traveling trailers, the streamlined aluminum house comes as an addition to the main house and it represents one of the client’s most precious possessions. The client wanted to move it permanently to his ranch in South Texas, where he spends most of his free time with his family. The modern “to go” home trailer, which overlooks the tranquil water of the Nueces River is perceived as an “accessory”, that integrates seamlessly into the big picture.

“Given the fragile geology and the flash-flood prone nature of the riverside location, the trailer’s foundation and protection required special considerations. The trailer interior is refurbished with bamboo panels. Interior lighting is provided by LED cove & mini-spots.” The ranch is envisioned as a retreat (that disconnects from the routine), a place where the client’s family comes to relax, fish, hunt or swim. The house was built around the client’s vintage 1950’s streamlined trailer, 30 feet above the river. Metal and steel were the main materials used in defining this project.