44 Exterior Airstream Design Photos And Ideas

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.
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.
The shiny aluminum exterior screams vintage classic. Yet on the interior, modern touches and stylish decor transform vintage into chic.
Sunsets, breezes, and ocean views are just a small part of the experiences and adventures that this family now ensues.
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.
Using another service, Outback Power, Pendl can see how much energy he's drawing from (or sending to) the grid when his 450 watt wind turbine and 800 watts of solar panels are operating. 

This all being said, the trailer isn't yet fully integrated with smart technoly: climate control and HVAC are still a separate system. "Another nice addition down the road would be to add smart tires to the trailer so that I can monitor and adjust air pressure from afar," Pendl says. "I take the Airstream on some pretty bumpy forest roads—the high desert of Nevada for Burning Man included—and it'd be great to quickly see an adjust tire pressure for better traction."
The Airstream is tucked into the back garden of a Berkeley co-op.  Having a garden at my footsteps and chickens just over the fence make it feel peaceful and private.
With a last minute deadline, architect Burton Baldridge transformed a decaying trailer into a modern green home for Stubb's, an Austin, Texas club. Baldridge teamed up with Branson Fustes of Pilgrim Building Company to work on the interiors and building custom furniture, such as a bar on one end.

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