Campers & Trailers

From renovated, vintage Airstreams to teardrop trailers, these modern vehicles bring good design to the road. Find inspiration for your own tiny home on wheels, learn from budget breakdowns, and glean practical DIY advice here.

Top 10 Vans, Buses, and Trailers of 2020
Top 10 Vans, Buses, and Trailers of 2020
From souped-up Airstreams to converted skoolies, these rambling homes enraptured our readers.
By Alexandra Cuervo - a month ago
A Father-Daughter Duo Lovingly Revamp a ’70s Airstream on Vancouver Island
Interior designer Markie Miller and furniture builder Lance Price give an old tin can a second life as a rustic family retreat.
Budget Breakdown: A 1988 Jayco Motor Home Gets a Gleaming Retrofit for $5,700
A creative couple combine their talents to give a camper a retro-inspired revamp.
Missing the Spa? This Converted Mercedes Sprinter Can Bring the Sauna to Your Doorstep
Missing the Spa? This Converted Mercedes Sprinter Can Bring the Sauna to Your Doorstep
Now available for private rentals, Vanya promises an affordable schvitz.
- 3 months ago
A Former Pro Skier and His Family of Four Embrace the New Normal in Their Airstream
Kina Pickett shares his pro tips for living, working, and homeschooling remotely.
These Legendary Surfers’ Converted School Bus Connects to a Three-Story Tree House on Hawaii
Aamion and Daize Goodwin’s radical digs in Hanalei, Kauai, can best be described as “Peter Pan” meets “Swiss Family...
Just in Time for a New Age of Remote Work, Kibbo Combines Van Life and Co-Living
With a growing fleet of converted vans, a network of community clubhouses, and a vision of tech-enabled “ephemeral cities,” Kibbo believes the new normal is nomadic.
Budget Breakdown: A Growing Family Upgrades From a Sprinter Van to a Skoolie Built for $26K
After getting a taste of #vanlife, Gianna and Jake Bachowski spend the pandemic converting a school bus—finishing just in time for the arrival of their baby daughter.
A New Book Covers Everything You Need to Know About Retrofitting a Campervan
After converting a van to drive Australia’s “Big Lap,” two Americans create a thorough how-to guide.
7 Skillful School Bus Conversions That Get an A-Plus in Our Book
Revived and retrofitted as delightful tiny homes, these skoolies receive top marks.
These Off-Grid, Luxury Travel Trailers Pack Enough Oomph to Power a Tesla Cybertruck
These Off-Grid, Luxury Travel Trailers Pack Enough Oomph to Power a Tesla Cybertruck
Living Vehicle teams up with Volta Power Systems to offer the highest-capacity electric power system available in a residential travel trailer.
- 5 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn a Bus Into a Dreamy, Off-Grid Home for $20K
After saving up for several years, Timothy and Meryl Miller outfit a school bus for a cross-country road trip, tackling the work on the streets of Brooklyn.
This Family of Four Calls a Cool, Renovated School Bus Their Full-Time Home
The clever layout of this 234-square-foot skoolie balances bright, open spaces with private nooks.
Budget Breakdown: A Climbing Couple Turn a Delivery Van Into an Adventure Mobile for $8.5K
Charlie Low and Dale Comley spend a year converting a sunny, yellow Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for an epic rock climbing trip.
The Base Cabin Has Everything You Need for Life on the Open Road
This adventure-ready tiny home blends trailer functionality with A-frame cabin aesthetics.
Budget Breakdown: A Mother-Daughter Duo Give an Airstream a Vivacious Remodel for $64K
Having never renovated an Airstream before, Tristan and Lynne Knowlton took to the challenge with plenty of gusto (and elbow grease).
A 1958 Airstream Is Recast as a Recording Studio for an NYC Girls Club
Perched on the second floor of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, the Airstream turned studio hosts broadcasting and music production classes.
A Coastal Retreat in Oregon Stars Tiny Cabins and Upgraded Airstreams
Bay Point Landing offers a mix of cabins, Airstreams, and RV sites on the scenic shores of Coos Bay.
A 1980s School Bus Becomes a Tiny Home With Scandinavian Vibes for a Family of Five
Graphic designer Matthew Welsh Weinberger took inspiration from Scandinavian design to craft an unconventional family home on wheels.
This Svelte, Expandable Camper Packs All the Perks of a Tiny Home
Dutch company Haaks just rolled out its most compact camper to date—but the slight footprint doesn’t skimp.
Before & After: A 1974 Airstream Renovation Radiates Modern Mountain Cabin Vibes
In just four months, Colorado Caravan transforms a 1974 Airstream Overlander into an airy “home away from home” for a family of five.
An Adventurer and Her Pets Find Solace in a Renovated 1973 Airstream Tradewind
The pet-friendly space includes a cook’s kitchen, a spa-like bath, and even an outdoor deck.
Living Vehicle Unveils 3 New Solar-Powered Trailers for Going Off-Grid in Luxury
With the motto “luxury unplugged,” Living Vehicle debuts three new solar-powered trailers that provide freedom from the grid.
A Canadian Couple Revitalize a 1970s Airstream Using Salvaged Materials
Hanson Land & Sea use local, reclaimed materials to transform a vintage Airstream into a family escape.
How Van-Lifers Are Adapting During the Coronavirus Pandemic
When home is the open road, it’s tricky to navigate where and how to shelter in place.
A Brand-New French Caravan Company Just Released Two Dreamy Campers
The pint-sized Carapate and Carriole trailers bring big design to small-space living.
5 Camper, Trailer, and Bus Conversions for Less Than $30K
A tight budget, a bunch of elbow grease, and a whole lot of love transform these campers, trailers, and buses into incredible homes on wheels.
Two Carpenters Turn a 1976 GMC Motorhome Into a Woodsy Wonder on Wheels
A Tennessee couple use their woodworking skills to bring a dated motorhome back to life.
A Beautifully Retrofitted 1969 Airstream Strikes a Chord With a Nashville Musician
The designers embraced the trailer’s heyday by outfitting it with vintage furniture and decor.
This New Camper Van Service Is Like Airbnb for #VanLifers
Texino can overhaul your van for life on the road—and they’ll help you rent it out when you aren’t using it.