Gallery: 7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

Photo by Ana Lisa for Inhabitat

4. Market - El Galpón, Buenos Aires

This organic food market in an old train warehouse in Chacarita is proof that with a little bit of imagination, the unlikeliest of places can be turned into a hub for sustainable business. The El Galpón cooperative market is hidden behind an unassuming yellow tin façade, yet once inside you’ll find all manner of fair trade, locally-sourced, organic and recycled products for sale - including bread, natural honey and sulphite-free Malbec. If you need further proof that this isn’t your regular farmers’ market, there are yoga classes, permaculture workshops and a community radio thrown in for good measure.

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and generally waxing lyrical about the joys of train travel. You can follow Anila and Loco2 on Twitter, should the whim take you!

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1 Comment

  1. onlytheking July 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    If only the train station/house was still a functioning line.
    How easy it would be to get home.

    Next stop: Bed!

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