Abandoned train station filled with squatters transformed into family home

The Victorian house has stone walls, a pvc door and a stone wall connecting to the house
The 'Old Train House' is located in Edinburgh and was featured on the first episode of season 5 of Scotland's Home of the Year (Image credit: BBC)

A family in Scotland has renovated a former train station into a family home.

The aptly named 'Old Train House', located in Edinburgh, was renovated by civil servant Christina and her husband Ben Blundell after they bought the property, which had been abandoned for nearly a decade.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.