A Roaming Couple Recalibrate a 1975 Argosy for Creative Work and Off-Grid Bliss

Riley Haakon and Caroline Burke experimented with wood finishes and an open layout to turn the trailer into a home-on-wheels.
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"We’re not really adventure people," says Caroline Burke, but only after she and her husband, Riley Haakon, have been explaining for almost an hour how they’ve been hauling a vintage trailer across the U.S. and down dusty Baja roads for several months. Once, in Mexico, they wound up serving coffee to a beachful of local families on vacation; in Washington’s San Juan Islands, they almost saw their broken-down truck burn up while it was parked outside a bar that had caught on fire. A pause, and then Caroline clarifies: "I can count the number of hikes we’ve done in the past two years on one hand."

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