Dwell's Top 10 Campers and Trailers of 2018
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Dwell's Top 10 Campers and Trailers of 2018

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By Kathryn M.
The year's most popular campers and trailers show the beauty of bringing good design to the road.

When it comes to captivating campers and trailers, 2018 has truly been one for the books. From revamped, vintage Airstreams to converted school buses and even an amphibious tiny mobile home that tackles the land and sea, we've uncovered a treasure trove of inspiration—and now we're itching for our next great outdoor escape. If you, too, are ready for an adventure (or simply seeking design ideas for your own tiny home on wheels), scroll ahead to see which stories left the largest impact on our readers. 

Spoiler alert: We may have added a few bonus features at the end. 

10. One Couple Give a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter a Dreamy Makeover For $19K

The husband-and-wife duo behind Colorado Caravan transform a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter for $19,180. Click on the link above for the detailed budget breakdown.

The husband-and-wife duo behind Colorado Caravan transform a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter for $19,180. Click on the link above for the detailed budget breakdown.

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After responding to an ad on Craigslist, a couple decide to embrace minimalism by converting an old bus into their new family home.

After responding to an ad on Craigslist, a couple decide to embrace minimalism by converting an old bus into their new family home.

Jack Richens, the expert van renovator behind This Moving House, pulls out all the stops for this incredible conversion.

Jack Richens, the expert van renovator behind This Moving House, pulls out all the stops for this incredible conversion.

For $28,000, you can realize your mobile-living dreams in this surprisingly sleek, retro camper.

For $28,000, you can realize your mobile-living dreams in this surprisingly sleek, retro camper.

Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.

Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.

Weighing just 3,400 pounds, Airstream's Nest makes hitting the road for your next adventure a breeze. Did we mention the price starts at $45,900?

Weighing just 3,400 pounds, Airstream's Nest makes hitting the road for your next adventure a breeze. Did we mention the price starts at $45,900?

An ambitious couple's DIY overhaul of a decrepit 1971 Airstream Sovereign—purchased for less than $5,000—creates an airy retreat that feels much larger than its 200 square feet.

An ambitious couple's DIY overhaul of a decrepit 1971 Airstream Sovereign—purchased for less than $5,000—creates an airy retreat that feels much larger than its 200 square feet.

Staying true to Airstream founder Wally Byam Credo’s mission "to provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go," Airstream recently released the new Basecamp—the lightest trailer in the Airstream fleet. 

Staying true to Airstream founder Wally Byam Credo’s mission "to provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go," Airstream recently released the new Basecamp—the lightest trailer in the Airstream fleet. 

A family of five live comfortably and stylishly in a freshly renovated 180-square-foot camper.

A family of five live comfortably and stylishly in a freshly renovated 180-square-foot camper.

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.

Bonus: Scroll ahead to see a few of this year's runners-up

A California Couple Customize Their Tiny Home With Multi-Layered Interiors

After working with a couple to design their custom trailer, New Frontier Tiny Homes decide to officially name the new model after the owners' daughter.

After working with a couple to design their custom trailer, New Frontier Tiny Homes decide to officially name the new model after the owners' daughter.

Taking your holiday adventure from the open road to the sea is now easier than ever thanks to the Sealander, a tiny amphibious camper that starts right under $20,000. 

Taking your holiday adventure from the open road to the sea is now easier than ever thanks to the Sealander, a tiny amphibious camper that starts right under $20,000. 

Related Reading: 5 Tiny Homes on Wheels

Also, be sure to check out Dwell’s Top 10 Home Tours of 2018.