Renovated, updated: These aren't your grandpa's airstream trailers. We've rounded up eight of the coolest Airstreams around for your viewing pleasure. And while you're at it, take a peep at seven more Airstreams here!
Designed by SF-based artist Jay Nelson, the Golden Gate is a modern electric camper car made with fiberglass, epoxy resin, plywood, glass, bike parts, and an electric motor. Comes with a kitchen, stove, cooler, storage cubbies, toilet, bed, and storage below the bed. And get this—the driver sits cross-legged while operating the vehicle.
Nope, that's not a writing board, it's the steering wheel.
With a last minute deadline, architect Burton Baldridge transformed a decaying trailer into a modern green home for Stubb's, an Austin, Texas club. Baldridge teamed up with Branson Fustes of Pilgrim Building Company to work on the interiors and building custom furniture, such as a bar on one end.
Holy kitsch! The interior of this 1964 Jackson Caravelle is 16 feet and 9 inches full of red marbly, patterned glamor. Photo courtesy: Bryan Jackson via Chris Hunter.
About a mile from the Pacific Ocean on a tropical fruit farm lies Julie Montgomery's (seen here) renovated Airstream home which she shares with her son, Henry. Via Apartment Therapy.
And just for a little trailer nostalgia—Buckminster Fuller's highly innovative and influential 1934 Dymaxion concept car, which has a fuel efficiency of 30 miles/gallon and can seat up to 11 passengers. Via Circular.