GLAMOUR + CAMPING = GLAMPING
Rachel Horn, 43, a Los Angeles interior designer, and Justin Kreizel, 33, her husband and business partner, gutted and renovated a 180-square-foot 1969 Airstream trailer, which they found on Craigslist for $5,000. It has a working kitchen and a full bathroom, a living room, a bedroom and plenty of storage space. (Their budget for the entire project, including the trailer itself, was $20,000; as of this writing, what they actually spent had not been determined, but Ms. Horn said they had “gone way, way over budget.”)
Rachel’s parents were not campers — they were expatriate hippies who were from New York, lived a very bohemian lifestyle, and moved to Mexico. They went on trips in their tricked-out Volkswagen van. They never had time to actually camp in the car because they were always picking up and moving, so camping is a new experience for Rachel.
Rachel’s vision for the interior of the airstream was a serene, neutral environment with nomadic touches – Moorish influences like arches, persian inspired fabrics, lanterns, etc.Rachel’s excited to embark on the whole camping thing, “There just has never been the right time — we either had too much work, or we were traveling. We have the time right now, and so he (Justin) said, “Let’s do it.” And that’s the whole reason for the Airstream. I can definitely go be in the desert for the whole week, but I can’t just go and be in a tent. I definitely need a little something to hide in. Well, not hide — but a place to call home.”
Justin calls it ‘glamping.’…. Glamping?
“I think having a bed, a shower and a cappuccino machine are requirements for glamping.”
IF THE SHOE FITS…..
Armed with a pioneer spirit and with the eye of a seasoned stylist, Texas Native Sarah Lewis recently opened Austin’s newest shoe boutique, BOOTLEG, in a 30-foot airstream trailer. Given that the city’s South Congress Avenue is pretty much the epicenter of the food truck boom, it’s natural that a retailer would jump on the bandwagon (literally!) sooner or later. With neighbors hawking tacos, crepes, cones and more, BOOTLEG is stationary for the time being, but Lewis relayed to Chris Frey, a regular contributor to The Inside Source, eBay’s digital style magazine, “I can take it anywhere; I have the title; the lights work; and I can drop it on the ball hitch of my truck in ten minutes.”
The interior of the trailer reflects the sophisticated but approachable aesthetic that Lewis prefers, and she’s achieved it by blending her personal collection of photographs from bygone eras with more traditionally masculine materials that she insists help to make both men and women feel equally at home.
AND A FEW OTHER INTERESTING REMODELS….
Airstream, or Bowling Alley?
Of all the wacky things you might come across in Vegas, would you ever expect a bowling alley in an Airstream? The trailer – located at the Silverton Casino – seems to have been widened to accommodate two lanes of fun.
Eye-Popping Airstreams at Grand Daddy Hotel
Need someplace to stay while traveling in South Africa? It would be hard to find a more unique experience than the curious gaggle of rentable Airstreams at the Grand Daddy Hotel. This one, designed by Sarah Pratt, was inspired by the blue dress of a certain heroine in The Wizard of Oz.
Tiny Modern Airstream Abode
Imagine waking up every day in a bright and cozy Airstream trailer that serves as your home, and then heading to work – in the converted cargo trailer that’s towed behind your truck. That’s reality for architect Andreas Stavropoulos, who has converted both from run-of-the-mill prefab boxes into comfortable, livable spaces.
SO, SAFFORD RV WANTS TO KNOW….. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO TAKE YOUR AIRSTREAM OVER THE TOP? OR MAYBE JUST A NICE, SIMPLE CAMPING TRIP WILL DO THE TRICK!
HAPPY ‘GLAMPING!’ 🙂