Funky and functional, these clever designs and interior finishes combine to achieve unique spaces that reflect their owner’s personality and spirit.
It’s hard to believe the original version of the Airstream Trailer made its debut over 70 years ago; it’s iconic design and timeless exterior provide a perfect shell for interior refurbishing and customization. A resurgence in their popularity has led to uber cool renditions of interiors that are airy yet cozy, and that work as personal and business spaces. Have a look at innovation and excellent design at work in the following pics:
Jooj Blow Dry operates out of revamped Airstream trailers at locations in and around Chicago. These shiny trailers have been fully customized with a modern aesthetic and max functionality.
Timeless Travel Trailers is an authorized Airstream ‘upfitter’ – that certainly is another way to say that their specialty is to refurbish and trick out trailers, and trick out they do – in a most sophisticated, thoughtful way – paying homage to the original design, and incorporating updated amenities and finishes in a seamless package. One of their portfolio projects, The ‘Timeless Orviss’ is a total revamp of the 1954 Flying Cloud, completely refinished inside and out, offering up earthiness and warmth with wood, leather and copper finishes throughout the interior, and contrasting with the trademark Airstream shiny aluminum envelope:
The following re-boot of a 1994 Airstream motorhome, also completed by Timeless Travel Trailers, is a totally modern take, with the gleaming ceiling and shiny surfaces, anchored by dark cabinets and black leather. The tub chairs are a step-off from the traditional built-in trailer banquette and offer a feeling of space, while clever built-ins amp up the functionality and visually maintain the flow from front to back.
Hofmann Architecture’s redesign of this 1978 Tradewind has a ‘Scandi’ feel with it’s use of sustainable materials, light colors and minimalistic decor. Like most Scandi interiors, it has clever and almost invisible storage, and the overall feel is a sense of calm and serenity.
The following restoration of a 1950 Flying Cloud by Vintage Trailering is beautifully done, retaining many of the original elements of the interior. The extensive use of richly grained wood features complement and ground the metal finishes, and the overall look is warm and inviting.
For fans of Victorinox Swiss Army, a recent collaboration with Airstream produced 125 limited edition trailers, fitted with plenty of cool gadgets and finished in the traditional Swiss Army Grey and Red colour combo.
Want to experience a trip in an Airstream without shelling out to buy one? We’ve got the answer: Airstream2Go will rent you a fab finished Airstream and a truck to pull it, and set you up with their partner, legendary travel planner Off The Beaten Path, to customize a road trip all for you. How easy is that? Here’s one of their trailers, nicely finished and with all of the creature comforts:
So, we’ve shown you some great trailer refurbs, limited editions, and how to get into one without having to lay out a huge sum to own it. Something you’d like to do one day? If a more stationary adventure is up your alley yet you want to experience something totally different, check out these cool tree houses, luxury tents, or these amazing eco-resorts. If you’re looking for a unique experience, we’ll get you there!