Gallery: 1963 Airstream Trailer Transformed into Beautiful Modern Studi...

Lots of storage and light.

Sarah is a designer/writer and her husband owns a building and remodeling company. The couple lives in Phoenix, where the 1963 Airstream Safari Trailer sits in their backyard. Sarah’s husband did much of the remodeling and documented it on his blog The Cyclocontractor. The “before” photos show a seriously worn-out and beat up Airstream that had seen far better days — conveniently, it was already practically gutted when they bought it. The creative adaptive reuse project turned the beat-up old trailer into a charming open-floor plan studio space.

The interior skin was removed, the old fiberglass insulation was taken out, the electrical wiring was redone, and some structural reinforcement was completed to shore up the roof. After holes were patched, the roof was fixed and new wiring was complete, all new insulation was put in place, new walls, new floors and new lighting. The interior was then painted crisp white, and vintage furnishings and storage units completed the job, turning the beat-up old trailer into a gorgeous freshly designed space.

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Via Design*Sponge and Cyclocontractor

Photo credits: Cyclocontractor, Phoenix New Times and Design*Sponge


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  1. Micasaloca March 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find an old air stream that I can remodel? I would want a rather long one that is under 10K, but I don’t know where to find one. If anyone knows, they can contact me through my website, “thatsacoolwrap”. Thanks!

    -Mary Ann

  2. aidenhuntley July 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

    There is one of these in Vancouver B.C. as well:

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