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Falling in Love with an Airstream Trailer


I fall in love with buildings from time to time. It happened again last week when I spotted this little Airstream. Everything looked right. Bambis are single-axle, lightweight (3,000 lbs.), superbly designed tiny homes. New ones start at $44,000. (Ouch, yes, but how much do homes cost these days?)

It’s brilliant inside. There’s kitchen, bath, 2 beds, table with benches. Spacious-feeling even though it’s less than 8′ wide, around 110 sq. ft. interior space. The interior of this one was designed by architect Christopher Deam in conjunction with Airstream. (There are wonderful architects in this world.)

One use for an Airstream would be for people who intend to build on a piece of land. You could live there comfortably for a year in it while watching which way the wind blows and where the sun rises, and the changing seasons — all relevant in designing a home.

For any number of situations, this is a fine little home.

Floor plan:…

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17 Responses to Falling in Love with an Airstream Trailer

  1. Rick Gordon says:

    A New York Times article on Christopher Deam and his Airstream designs:…

  2. Georgie says:

    In 1969 in France I was sitting in an outdoor cafe on Le Rue Des Plattans when I saw a gypsy caravan drive by…I was so impressed. ALL AIRSTREAMS . It was a well known fact then that Airstreams were warm in the arctic and cool in the tropics.

  3. Anonymous says:

    WTF!!! u got to e kidding. 44k for a shoebox???

    • Rhonda says:

      Cars cost that much and they don’t have kitchens and bathrooms in them, not so bad if you want this type of item to explore the world without sleeping in hotels in beds the rest of the world has slept in.

      • jean says:

        Like you said 44K is not at all bad!! Tiny homes are making a comeback! If I had 44K I’d buy one in a minute. I have a small SUV which could pull it. I could go anywhere and everywhere!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    very nice

  5. Beautiful and wonderful travel homes, and have been for many decades. However…I agree with anonymous: they are monstrously over-priced.

  6. amazing, though the shower look pretty small. this is not for big people. shame.

    • Peter says:

      I wonder whether the wall-mounted roll of toilet tissue gets soaked every time someone uses the shower? I guess the architect slipped up there.

      • Kate says:

        I watched a video (maybe YouTube?) about this particular Airstream–unbelievably complete presentation–and as I recall, you can pull down the curtain and this covers the toilet roll. Trust me, they didn’t forget anything in this model. And yes, I think it’s pretty pricey. But you really are getting a lot here. Recommend the vid.

  7. sandra says:

    i agree its very nice but it needs to be half the price. seriously. you can buy a fixer for that.

  8. My family lived in a 1960s 25′ that was refurbished by us for over 10 years….although we did have a added on family room, this was one of the most well made and comfortable trailers I’ve ever seen…. Beautiful construction and contained floor plan, NEVER a mistake to buy one of these

  9. joe clarke says:

    well, you know the founder’s name was … Wally “BYAM”…

  10. Anonymous says:

    I live in a 25′ Airstream in the Olympic Mountains, 2 years now. I not only love my Airstream, I love my life…simple and free. I will take it to Costa Rica for a while and live there for a while and then back again. My home goes where I get the urge.

  11. Trish Blauth says:

    In my 23′ airstream going to Virginia. 3 people and a dog. Plenty of room and such a rush ! We have owned ours for 6 months. Bought it used 2010 it is brand new inside. Previous owners never used it. Just have to look for a good deal.

  12. Monica. says:

    While I agree that new Airstreams are not cheap, they are very well made. We have a 1987 32 foot Airstream and after using it for 20 years, it is still in great shape. You can’t say that about other trailers. Sandra, I’m not sure where you live, but in California 50 thousand will not buy you a shack let alone a fixer upper.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Yea And Fool and His Money are Easily Parted !! LMAO

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