Awesome Airstreams; Part 2

Airstreams are the only mobile housing units in the country that didn’t get a bum rap simply because they had wheels. Their appeal spans all income levels and all locations and they are as popular today as they were in their first years of production. Here we take a look at some awesome Airstreams. 

Airstream stayed focused on being a recreational home and not a daily living concept. They could’ve lowered their price and opened the market up but they didn’t. They kept their price points above average and this allowed them to keep quality in their product. 

Quality alone is what Airstreams are known for. The homes that were built in their first year are still in use today. Today, they are witnessing a huge resurgence in popularity. Vintage campers are all the rage and Airstream is the one product they all want. They have a dedicated following to say the least.

With that said, there are a lot of great makeovers and updates going on in Airstreams. Their small space require creative storage and daily living concepts that work. We can get lots of ideas from them! Here are a few we found on Houzz:


Architect Paul Welschmeyer began by developing a ‘Trailering Tao.’ which stipulated above all that ‘everything must have two or more uses.’The streamlined structure does double duty as family vacation home and mobile office.


Courtney Trent of Good Cottage left some of the interior aluminum skin intact for this trailer, she added custom rubbed-wood veneer cabinets and hand-finished wood planks. The bathroom is all teak paneling.

The Formica-covered storage unit doors were removed and replaced with glass slides. A built-in bench with a comfy cushion and a wood-topped stool flank a custom-designed narrow mahogany dining table with hidden eaves that expand to create more eating surface. On the bottoms of the table legs are nailhead-like caps that allow the table to slide easily on the Flor wool carpet panels to create a workstation by the sofa.



It’s not often you find homelike decor like this in a tin-can Airstream. But one of the reasons people love these trailers so much is that they’re so versatile. Here, stylish wood floors, ceiling and furniture enrich the vibe, while a tile backsplash, marble-inspired countertops and a chandelier make any notion of this being something you pull behind a car or truck melt away. 
Modern Kitchen design

This sleekly designed corporate trailer from American Retro Caravans has a private meeting area, flat-screen TVs, a wine cooler, a coffee machine and sophisticated furnishings.

  This can give you lots of ideas for your own small home or room. If you’ve remodeled your own Airstream or any camper, vintage or modern, let us know. We would love to share it!
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  1. Shirlee says

    Wow, lots of different styles and looks put into these Airstreams. I'm partial to the silvery grey one by Good Cottage.

  2. Cody says

    Those are great pictures and offer lots of ideas, I love the elegance and simplicity featured. Thanks for sharing!

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