Wanderlust: 10 Airstream Trailers for Living Small by

Issue 5 · Small Space Living · February 4, 2014

Wanderlust: 10 Airstream Trailers for Living Small

Issue 5 · Small Space Living · February 4, 2014

When it comes to Airstream trailers, we're like a flock of magpies or seagulls: the shinier, the better. Dreaming of your own polished aluminum quarters? Here are 10 classic midcentury examples that have been inventively restored and put to use as hotel rooms, guest houses, home offices, and in a few cases travel vehicles.

The Hotel Daniel in Vienna Airstream Trailer | Remodelista

Above: A 1952 model renovated by a yacht interior designer functions as a hotel room at The Hotel Daniel in Vienna.

A Renovated Airstream Trailer by Vintage Seekers | Remodelista

Above: One of many restored Airstreams seen on Vintage Seekers via Design Sponge.

Landscape Architect Andreas Stavropoulos's 1959 Airstream Trailer | Remodelista

Above: Landscape architect Andreas Stavropoulos transformed a 1959 Airstream trailer into a fully functioning office. Stravropoulos—pictured here—parks the trailer behind a Berkeley, CA, co-op; first seen on Sunset Magazine.

Summery Airstream Trailer by Byron Bay | Remodelista

Above: The accommodations at Atlantic Byron Bay resort in Australia include this fully equipped Airstream imported from America.

Flowerland Nursery in San Francisco Bay Area on Gardenista

Above: In Albany, California, just north of Berkeley, is Flowerland nursery with a trailer coffee shop featured on Gardenista.

Airstream Trailer at Picnic from Le Marché St. George | Remodelista

Above: Vancouver's Le Marché St. George café and grocery crew often picnic and camp out of their 1969 Airstream Land Yacht.

El Cosmico Hotel in Texas, Photograph by Brian Rose | Remodelista

Above: A room at Liz Lambert's El Cosmico hotel in Marfa, Texas; photograph by Brian Rose.

Jane Hallworth Interior Design Airstream Trailer for LA Times | Remodelista

Above: A 1955 Spartan aluminum trailer renovated by interior designer Jane Hallworth in Los Angeles.

Big Sur Airstream Trailer Design | Remodelista

Above: A 1965 Airstream Safari recast by Area 63 Productions and interior designer Caroline Brandes for rent on her property in Big Sur, California.

The Green Room Airstream Trailer Bar by Baldridge Architects in Texas | Remodelista

Above: Texan firm Baldridge Architects converted the interior of a disused 1970s Airstream trailer into a green room for artists performing at Stubbs Barbecue and Waller Creek Amphitheater in downtown Austin.

Airstream Trailers Designed by Architect Christopher C. Deam | Remodelista

Above: Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory member Christopher C. Deam designed the diminutive Airstream Bambi, an updated version of the classic.

An Airstream Parked Outside of Hotel Fabriken Furillen in Gotland, Sweden | Remodelista

Above: At Hotel Fabriken Furillen on the Swedish island of Gotland, Wi-Fi-free cabins and Airstream trailers surround the perimeter of the main hotel.

Ever thought of living in a box? See our post 10 Houses Made from Shipping Containers. Ready for a mobile lifestyle? Have a look at our On the Road posts: A Makeover for a Maine Bus and Hank Bought A Bus.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.