INTERNATIONAL tourists from across the globe are travelling to Junee for an out of the ordinary experience.
Allan and Diane Tucker have guests from thousands of miles away travelling to the township for their uniquely, quirky bed and breakfast.
The couple have had people from Alice Springs, Paris and England stay at their accommodation.
When the Tuckers bought their house, it came with an old red rattler train carriage out the back that was in a state of disrepair.
Rather than leaving it alone, the couple decided to turn the carriage into a livable space.
"At first, it was just for our grandchildren, but it was so popular with them. We decided to open it up six years ago and it has been very busy ever since," Mrs Tucker said.
Mrs Tucker said the renovation took three months and 12-hour days to transform the rail carriage.
While it was not Mrs Tucker's first renovation project, she said bringing the carriage back to life was a "fluke".
"We got help for the stuff we couldn't do ourselves. Where we could, we took on the local philosophy to support the township," she said.
"Once the carpets and flooring was in we figured out how the furniture would fit and it just fell into place.
"People who worked on the railway in town have donated badges, trailer numbers and more to decorate the carriage. They have been really helpful."
Mrs Tucker said the spaciousness of the accommodation caught many people by surprise.
"The bulk of people staying with us are families and we wanted to make it roomy. They can fit in one area and be comfortable," she said.
The Tuckers opened the bed and breakfast accommodation six years ago, but have listed the rail carriage on Airbnb for two years.
"With the new technology available people can book with Airbnb from wherever in the world they are and enjoy Junee and the Riverina," Mr Tucker said.
"It is helping the region to have this unique accommodation and because we are a rail town this fits."
Mr Tucker said the rail carriage project has exceed their expectations.
"I was working when we first opened it and thought it would be a good hobby for Diane. But, it just outgrew her and we are busy all the time. It took off and hasn't stopped," he said.
"We have people coming back at the same time every year. A classic example is the motorbike run in February. The same guys book out the place and have done so, for the next five years."
Mr Tucker said the region was in demand for more accommodation that takes a unique approach.
"We do it differently because we have a bulk of people who can stay in one area. There is a demand for more of this type of accommodation in the region," he said.
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