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Haul These Fab Airstream Styles Home

In this increasingly urban and suburban world, among the greatest design challenges homeowners and designers face is figuring out how to live comfortably and stylishly in smaller spaces. (Microunits, anyone?) So it is not surprising that the popularity of renovating the 200-square-foot interiors of Airstream trailers has revved up in recent decades.

Interest at the traditional egg-shaped metal trailers has spurred a dedicated fraternity of followerscomplete with its own language. Bambis, by way of instance, are people who own or are on the hunt for a’60s-era Airstream Bambi model. And because so much love and care is paid to simply obtaining an Airstream, trailer owners are dedicated to designing the interiors, tricking out them with modern materials and stylish creature comforts.

Even in the event that you don’t own an Airstream — also do not fancy yourself getting a Bambi — think of these spaces as test-bunny techniques you may use on your home’s bigger spaces. After all, a little goes a long-haul way.

Paul Welschmeyer ARCHITECTS & energy consultants

Jules Verne Meets Camping

Architect Paul Welschmeyer took a whimsical turn and went out with this vintage Airstream Traveler, completely gutting and redesigning the interior into something which can”camp the pants off anything else,” he states. The space currently sleeps four, also has a toilet and shower and sufficient storage and stowage for the most hardcore shop. “If REI sold a camper trailer, they’d sell this,” he states.

Paul Welschmeyer ARCHITECTS & energy consultants

“From the design aspect, we wanted to make a camping experience really unique and filled with fantasy, something like a Jules Verne experience,” he states. A solar system offers electricity to all the appliances, with sufficient juice accessible to charge batteries.

Good Cottage / Courntey Trent Design

A Trailer for the Stars

Courtney Trent of Good Cottage has been decking out Airstreams for years for New York actors and directors to use as cellular green rooms and on-set overnight lodging. They are remarkable examples of significant design art in microcosmic spaces.

While she made some of the interior aluminum skin intact for this particular trailer, she included custom rubbed-wood veneer cabinets and hand-finished wood planks. The toilet is teak paneling.

The Formica-covered storage device doors have been removed and replaced with glass slides. An integrated bench with a comfy pillow and a wood-topped stool flank a custom-designed narrow mahogany dining table with hidden eaves that extend to make more eating surface. On the bottoms of the desk legs are nailhead-like caps that allow the table to slide on the Flor wool rug panels to make a workstation by the sofa.

Good Cottage / Courntey Trent Design

Trent eliminated the old sofa in the lounge area and had it remade to the width of one mattress and 8 ft long, making plush seating which also becomes the mattress for the trailer — that the former bedroom was converted into an office area. A succulent backyard is simply beyond the window; it covers a bulky electronic box. All the taps and fixtures in the kitchen and toilet are Hansgrohe.

Good Cottage / Courntey Trent Design

The mattress and among the wardrobes were eliminated to make an office area. The striking combination of aluminum, hand-rubbed wood veneer and wool rug set the stage for comfortable modern furniture. A single club seat provides a quiet respite. A custom parson’s desk was made to match over the trailer’s wheel well, then coated in burlap and painted. The stool is out of Ikea.

Trailer Beauties From Mod to Traditional

Quaint, comfortable and vibrant, this renovated’71 Airstream Caravel features a pinch of orange, a wrought iron, bamboo-accented cabinets and a walnut butcher’s block.

A mod chandelier, stylish curtains and elegant bedding create another Caravel feel right at home.

It’s not often you find homelike decoration like this at a tin-can Airstream. But one reason people love these trailers so much is they’re so flexible. Here, stylish wood floors, furniture and ceiling accentuate the vibe, even though a tile backsplash, marble-inspired countertops and a chandelier create any notion of this being something you pull behind a car or truck melt off.

It is possible to work any decoration style into an Airstream. This sleekly designed corporate trailer from American Retro Caravans has a private meeting area, flat-screen TVs, a wine cooler, a coffee machine and complex furnishings.

Cali Bamboo

Crisp and modern, this spacious stark-white interior gets a touch of warmth with bamboo plywood and flooring accents.

Cali Bamboo

Artwork in tiny spaces can help make a feeling, as may comfortable materials and neutral colors.

Don’t judge the caliber of a space by its own shell. These simple and small egg-shaped trailers — and tiny houses — are open streets of chance.

Measure inside this tiki-inspired Airstream

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