Stephen and I got back from another camping trip on the Buffalo River yesterday afternoon and proceeded to take it easy for the rest of the night. While we were chilling with our feet up and episodes of Mad Men playing in the background, we started talking about how nice it would be to have a little camper to take on weekend trips instead of sleeping in a tiny tent, especially once we have kids.
While Stephen was poking around online, he started looking at different camper models and renovations, and slowly but surely the seeds of a dream were planted. By the end of the evening, we were both on board and totally excited about this: Someday soon, we want to purchase and renovate a vintage Airstream trailer!
We’ve chatted casually before about actually living in and roaming the country in one of these trailers, but with jobs that keep us very firmly planted in Arkansas for the time being, we’ve decided a small travel trailer (something along the lines of a vintage Airstream Bambi) suits our weekend camping trip goals best.
A brand new or completely refurbished Airstream is out of the budget right now, so we will be looking for one to gut and rebuild to our tastes. I’m starting to collect inspiration photos on Pinterest (see them here) and we’re trolling the web, looking for the perfect model at the perfect price.
The remodels we’ve seen so far run the gamut of styles – from sleek and modern to kitchy and cozy. Stephen is leaning towards minimalist with leather upholstery and lots of shiny metal.
My favorite look so far is one with lots of white. I love little pops of color to keep the space feeling homey.
I’m sure there are plenty of ways we can meet in the middle, though. Just take a look at some of the beautiful and crazy interiors we’ve seen. There’s something here for anybody with a little wanderlust.
With our new project in mind, we wanted to share these inspiration pictures with you and ask, do you have your own travel trailer or know somebody who does? Did your family ever take road trips in one of these vintage bad boys? We want to hear your stories!
Want to see more camper inspiration or buy your own? Check out these sites:
Vintage Trailer Crazy
Airstream pool on Flickr
Thanks for reading!