I plan to travel across the country with my 1965 Airstream Safari after my daughter graduates high school. I want to visit every tourist trap and every back road possible.
One of the many places I want to experience is Dos Palmas in Patagonia, Arizona. Dos Palmas has a gorgeous 1958 Spartan Imperial Villa mobile home they rent out on a nightly or weekly basis. Dos Palmas sits on a wooded private lot in the heart of Patagonia, with a covered patio that runs the mobile home’s entire 50-foot length.
So, you’re saying I can sleep in a beautiful vintage Spartan Imperial Villa for less than $100 a night?
Sign me up!
I found out about the Dos Palmas through a blog called 12 Legs Travel (no longer published). 12 Legs is about a guy, a girl, 2 ugly dogs and 12 months on the road (their description, not mine). They stayed in the Dos Palmas for a few nights, strictly by accident. Their post about this mobile home, or trailer as they called it, was insightful and I really enjoyed the way they spoke about them. FYI: I call anything built after 1954 a mobile home because the Trailer Coach Manufacturer’s Association broke into two separate associations in late 1953 and was renamed the Mobile Home Manufacturer’s Association so I use that as the deciding factor on whether I call something a trailer or a mobile home.
Here’s how 12 Legs
“…Maybe there’s a theory to be posited here: that the simpler your home, the less time you will spend inside it — but the more rewarding that time will be. Big houses with lots of stuff in them only tie you down, make you soft, hinder you from meeting new people and seeing new scenes. Maybe the world needs more trailers…..”
I couldn’t agree more!