Before and After: Amazing Airstream Makeover

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Before and After: Amazing Airstream Makeover

Packing up a suitcase and traveling around the country in an Airstream sounds like the perfect way to spend a few months. Unfortunately, Airstreams are incredibly expensive though. Unless, of course, you can get your hands on one that needs a whole lot of TLC, like the one above, and fix it up. Wait until you see what the owners did with this trailer. It looks so good.   

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Airstream Dreams

by DIY Maven

Airstream Dreams

Nothing says mid-century than that silver bullet travel trailer, the Airstream. MWT and I have a dream to procure a smaller '60's or '70's model and give it the once-over, kind of like what Deb did. But if you don't have the temerity to jump into a house-on-wheels makeover, you can buy a new Airstream International, which architect Chirstopher Deam has infused with contemporary styling that harkens back to the mid-century (see below).

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1970 Airstream Renovation

by DIY Maven

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Deb snagged a 1970 22' Land Yacht on Craig's List for $3,700. She had planned to turn it into an 'office/girly space'. The resulting $2,000 remodel of--and her love for--the Airstream that she's named 'Jewels' proved too much for occasional use; she's now living in the trailer full time on Salt Spring Island, BC.

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Trailer Chic: The Vision of Christopher Deam

by DIY Maven

Trailer Chic: The Vision of Christopher Deam

Little did Christopher Deam know when he and fellow architect Thom Faulder designed Deam’s brother’s 675 square foot bungalow back in 1992 that his career would take him to the world of trailer parks. To appreciate the unfolding of this story, we need to start with Deam’s childhood.

Born in 1962 to a naval pilot father, Chris lived a nomadic life, moving from one coast to the other and back again. From here it’s an easy leap to see how this...

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