We did it! We found our rolling home project and bought it (on a memorable Wednesday – 9/11/19) Introducing Wednesday, our Airstream Adventure! (Did you know we were looking? Check out last week’s blog here: “Could this be my new tiny home?” ) This is a big moment, as we have been preparing for this event for years. I was intimidated, but once I got over that…no regrets! I’ve fixed up old houses before, upcycled old furniture, made new things out of old things. Converting this into a rolling home won’t, in concept and courage at least, be much different.
Here’s the Airstream in the early morning light, when we first went to meet the owner. He advertised it on Craigslist. Amazing, something real came from a CL listing!
The seller was letting this go, as he ends up not having the time to finish the project he started. Also, he and his wife hope to retire on the project behind the Airstream (that pointy thing is a fixer-upper boat!)
We bought the Airstream
We bought it! After the exchange of money and title + bill of sale, we hitched the Airstream to our truck and headed out. I tailed behind, in case some of the lights didn’t work (some did, some did sporadically). Fortunately, this beauty wasn’t too far from home.
Pulling in to where we will be able to work on her. Got her all settled, with blocks and props to keep her level and safe from rolling away. d
Starting to dream in deeper detail
Currently the bathroom is in the back (see bottom half of photo). It’s very classic Airstream. Notice the tile I brought in? That’s from my former house in New York. I loved that bathroom, and now I have a little bit of it with me! We are currently debating if we want to move the bathroom to the middle, where the former pull-out full-size bed was located (top half photo). I’ve pulled off the ugly 70’s carpeting that lined the wall (and didn’t coordinate with the cushions!). The boards and shelving from the bed are now stored elsewhere. So many things to do!
The kitchen will be re-done too. These are tiles I also brought from New York across the country. They are my favorite colors. We won’t have much tile – too heavy! The accent will be pretty. Although we are a while away from working on the kitchen, I wanted to bring something in that made me feel more like in my home.
There are so many options out there for remodeling! We found Airstream Forums for schematics (and info on just about any question related to Airstreams!). We also found Mavis the Airstream, which is an Airstream closest to ours that was remodeled. The website is just one of many inspirations!
Wednesday the Airstream Adventure Mobile
Guess what? We’ve started an Instagram account so you can follow our remodel! Check it out at @WednesdaytheAirstream Wednesday The Airstream Adventure Mobile. I haven’t decided if I will start a separate blog for this home renovation project. If I do, it will probably be published on different days than Adventure Wednesdays. (Sure, it’s going to be many adventures – but this project will have a different reason for being). Let me know in the comments if I should write updates?
Can your “Sources” find out if there’s something to do to make the silver skin a blue-ish silver? kind of coating it with a transparent blue… I think that would look gorgeous! Um, maybe prohibitive amount of work or money however…
Thanks for showing us your new Adventure platform!
a question worth asking! I know with the Argosy line (an Airstream line meant to be the less expensive version) can be painted. But, a sheer blue shine? Interesting!