The pandemic has altered the way we live and work—and Airstream is responding to the sea change by launching the ultimate office on wheels. The company redesigned its current Flying Cloud 30FB Corner Bunk model, replacing the bunk area with a workspace. And voilà—the reconfigured, 30-foot-long trailer is now equipped for the work-from-anywhere life.
"The pandemic has permanently changed the traditional work landscape, and we’re thrilled to offer a travel trailer that meets the needs of our times without compromise," says Bob Wheeler, Airstream’s president and CEO. "Airstream has always provided the freedom of a mobile living, playing, and working space, but the Flying Cloud 30FB Office takes that promise to the next level with flexibility and comfort in a design inspired by real-world experience."
The trailer’s corner office includes a desk with a chair that tucks into a recessed groove, and a fold-out bench allows the space to be converted into a sleeping area. There’s also a partition and blackout curtains for privacy during video calls.
Taking the brand’s "work from anywhere" mantra to the next level, the office includes plenty of storage, USB ports and outlets with a 1000W power inverter, a pull-out table for additional workspace, satellite access, dry-erase surfaces, and LED lighting.
The trailer comes prewired for Airstream Power Plus and solar power, which gives travelers more options for staying connected and working off-grid, with upgraded components to support a lithium battery system. It also features Airstream Connected prewiring, which makes it easy to add a Wi-Fi network. This system uses a high-gain, roof-mounted antenna, and it’s powered by a 12V connection to the onboard batteries.
"We know that the work landscape will forever be changed by the pandemic," says Wheeler. "This new offering reflects our commitment to be nimble and react to the needs of current and future customers. We learned a lot—not only about the necessity of connectivity and options for increased power, but about the joy of closing your laptop and stepping out onto the trail. They’d found a seamless transition between work and play and travel, and we wanted to find a way to bring the unique freedom of this work-from-anywhere lifestyle to the community, as well as to new audiences."
The 240-square-foot space echos other models in the Flying Cloud series with a queen bed, a convertible office bench, and a convertible dinette and galley lounge that can sleep six travelers. A fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, cooktop, and microwave—plus a full bath with a shower—are a few of the comforts of home that make this one of Airstream’s most popular product lines.
In line with the brand’s sleek aesthetic, the interior includes modern performance materials like seamless vinyl flooring, handcrafted Italian Lite Ply laminated cabinetry, laminated countertops, and Ultraleather seating areas.
"The Flying Cloud has seen a lot of changes since it was introduced in 1949, but it’s always been a popular option for families and couples," says Justin Humphreys, Airstream’s VP of Sales. "This new unit makes a small change to an already excellent floor plan, and it transforms the way you can use your Airstream. It gives you even more flexibility to get outdoors, spend time with family, and stay connected to your work. It’s the Airstream dream come true."
The Flying Cloud 30FB Office is now available at a price point of $107,500.
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