64 Exterior Airstream Design Photos And Ideas

NüAbode and Mavis The Airstream transformed the 31-foot-long trailer into a mobile bachelor pad for Nashville musician Ryan Hunter Sanchez.
Upon receiving this 98-square-foot Caravel from Ohio, the couple demolished the interior in a few days. "We had two good friends visiting, and the four of us picked up the entire shell and moved it off the frame," says Oliver. "It was such a rush and so empowering to do that as a team of women." The silver shell had to be removed to execute a full chassis repair and replacement by a certified welder.
On the interior, Oceanair blinds are used as window coverings.
With the exterior in good condition, the aluminum hull didn’t need much work other than prepping for its new coat of Sprinter Blue Grey.
“Cath and I’ve worked on a bunch of renovation projects,” Ryan says. “We have fun and enjoy working together—it’s our shared hobby.”
Bambi—long a nickname for Airstream’s light, single-axle offerings—launched this year as a family of approachable travel trailers.
The bathroom is just to the right upon entry to the trailer. The floors are engineered hardwood in red oak by Mercier throughout, and the beechwood wall rack is a functional drop zone for bags, coats, and keys.
Oliver started by relocating the bed’s placement. "When you arrive at a campsite, you generally back the rear of your trailer into the site…so I knew I wanted to move the bed to the rear of the camper," says Oliver. "This would allow a person to lie in bed and watch the sun come up over someplace beautiful."
Our airstream suites looked out onto the natural pond at the center of the grounds. At night, most guest light up their fire pits to roast marshmallows and relax.
Before: a look at the trailer's exterior before the major rehab work began.
The Airstream was christened the Navajo Maiden after a postcard the couple found inside the Airstream with a picture of a Native American woman and the words "Navajo Maiden" on the front.
With its original aluminum facade polished to a high shine, the fully restored Airstream is designed to go off-the-grid with rooftop solar panels with an inverter, a composting toilet, and a large water tank.
This young family of four has fully embraced life on the road with their newly revamped skoolie.
Peanut is a 31-foot-long 1976 Airstream Land Yacht. Sitka Concept successfully restored the exterior to a mirror-like shine.
The Airstream is parked under a tall sequoia in the couple's Portland backyard.
The Airstream, with its curved aluminum exterior, is an iconic midcentury design.
The ability to travel to various settings provides perspective.
The Kugelschiff is a live/work Airstream trailer that can travel the landscape.
The exterior of the Cashio's Airstream Sovereign.
Three friends transform a desert site into a charming Airstream retreat.
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.
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.
The couple are currently transitioning to living and working in the Airstream full time.
No matter the destination, the couple's poodle, Riley, always tags along.
"We've found it's best to spend at least a month in each place. That way, you get to know the area and get a real sense of what it's like to actually live there,
Designer and writer Lynne Knowlton revamped her 1976 Airstream with a playful edge.
When Bonnie and David purchased the Airstream, the previous owner had already added new axles, updated plumbing and electrical, and new cabinetry.
The options for travel have become endless for this family. The small trailer provides enough technology and flexibility to be able to work and teach from just about anywhere on the road.
With their renovated airstream trailer, the family can choose where they want to live each week, whether it is the mountains, forests, desert, or by the ocean.
The shiny aluminum exterior screams vintage classic. Yet on the interior, modern touches and stylish decor transform vintage into chic.
An exterior canopy extends to create an outdoor living area. Solar panels adorn the roof, catching the sun's rays and generating power for living off-grid.
Sunsets, breezes, and ocean views are just a small part of the experiences and adventures that this family now ensues.
The flexibility of the mobile dwelling allows the family to live, work, and learn from some of the most remote places in the world.
The property is outfitted with solar-powered lights that automatically turn on at night.
Unsurprisingly, yoga retreats are popular at Joshua Tree Acres.
Pictured from left to right: Andrew Uhlhorn, Justine Bennett, and Joseph August.
The Globetrotter's aluminum shell catches the evening light. Power stabilizer jacks, an optional power awning, and a window awning package with Sunbrella fabrics help make it a true vehicle of leisure and adventure.
The Globetrotter, which starts at $99,900, combines the classic Airstream silhouette with modern design.
That detail, plus the brightly painted walls, makes it instantly obvious why the Notel is one of Melbourne’s most popular locations for Instagram photographers to shoot. The vivid backdrop allows the Airstream trailers— 1970s originals sourced from America—to shine.
Equipped with new bathrooms and updates including remote-controlled thermostats, the trailers combine retro exteriors with chic interiors. Each trailer also has its own iPad, loaded full of city recommendations and must-haves like Netflix. The device can be affixed to the wall, or even the ceiling so you can watch movies in bed during your stay.
Located in Eastern Ojai, Caravan Outpost enjoys close proximity to downtown, yet its oasis-like enclosure of palm trees and lush landscaping makes you feel a world away.
Located in Eastern Ojai, Caravan Outpost enjoys close proximity to downtown, yet its oasis-like enclosure of palm trees and lush landscaping makes you feel a world away.
In addition to the kitchenette, booth area, and wardrobe, every Airstream has a compact bathroom. Full-size showers and bathrooms are also available in a separate building.
The Airstreams are spaced far enough apart for privacy, and each one comes with its own private patio and hammock.
A trailer at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.
Kate Oliver and partner Ellen Prasse turned a 1976 Sovereign Airstream RV into a bright and cozy home, and used it on their six month adventure to places like Alaska and the Yukon Territory. They loved mobile living so much that they now operate their own RV renovation business – The Modern Caravan.

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