The 1965 Airstream Safari was renovated by interior designer Caroline Brandes, who also rents renovated Airstreams on her property in Big Sur, California through Big Sur Getaway. The designer hired a professional Airstream renovation company to assist her in the renovations of the airstream, Area 63 Productions. For the interiors, she wanted a clean and airy look. In her experience, most of the trailers she had seen were renovated with a vintage appeal, which she thought was too dark, cluttered and traditional. The final appearance was an airy, calm and open feel, almost Zen-like.
The features include a galley kitchen with dishes, gas stove, fridge and freezer and an outdoor stove and oven. It is powered by battery/solar and propane-gas. There is no television, but there is a Bose sound system with ipod/iphone dock. There is also a full bathroom with a small bathtub/shower. There is not a separate bedroom area, the lounge sofa in the back converts into a queen size bed at night. A private outdoor seating area with patio furniture features stunning mountain views. Additional amenities include an outdoor shower and a grill for barbeques.
To stay in this fashionable airstream, rates starts at $ 190/night and up, from here.
The sofa is upholstered in Designers Guild fabric. The curtains are from Ikea. The chair is from Cost Plus. And the wall cupboard above incorporates some of the trailer’s original mahogany wood.
The countertop is from Ikea, the camping sink is by Thetford, and the stove is by Ramblewood.
Pictures of the Airstream before the renovation
“This is what the Airstream looked like upon purchase. Unfortunately upon closer inspection it turned out to be mouse infested. That meant the whole interior had to be torn out.”
Renovation Photos: Dwell