They can be found inside the “Station Racour“, built in 1907 along the 147 Landen-Tamines railway line in Belgium. The two rail coaches come from the M2 train, in service from 1958 up until the end of the 1990’s, and today assigned as holiday homes. The exterior has been sanded down and re-painted in the yellow and green colours of the Belgium Railway, and they have kept their original door and entrance features while the whole of the inside has been completely dismantled, treated and completed with new internal walling, porcelain stoneware floors and fitted out with a heat pump that ensures constant heating or cooling depending on the season.

The fully equipped kitchen with induction hob, combi oven and dishwasher can be found in the living area. The two original benches, complete with fully restored overhead luggage racks, are used in one part as dining seating, and the other as living room armchairs. The engine drivers’ old quarters, found at the front of the carriage, have been transformed into a bedroom for four people, with two single beds, bunk beds and a small bathroom with washbasin and shower cubicle. The second bedroom, a double room, is situated at the back of the carriage.

The Racour Station can be found on the RAVeL circuit (Réseau Autonome de Voies Lentes), independent network routes dedicated to slow traffic (Pedestrian route) that puts into use the canal towpaths and disused railway lines.

Sabrina Sciama

Sabrina Sciama

After graduating in architecture, she worked in publishing for over twenty years. Contents manager for corporate blogs, architecture- and design portals, collaborating with professional magazines and handling the drafting of monographs. She has worked with: Domus, Abitare, Case da Abitare, Auto&Design, Case&Stili. Actively involved in the design-italia.it portal between 2001 and 2007, working mainly on the daily news section and the daily newsletter, as well as playing a proactive role in the management of additional website content. Editor of Box magazine from 2004 to 2009, also coordinating the drafting of two volumes focusing on young designers entitled “Box circa 40 – progettisti italiani e stranieri attorno ai 40 anni”. Coordinated the drafting of corporate catalogues and monographs for the series entitled “I Protagonisti del Design” for Hachette Fascicoli (Giulio Iacchetti and James Irvine, 2012).