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Airstream dreams

Can a girl go weak at the knees over a caravan? Oh please! This ain't no caravan. She's a sleek and shiny 70s era Airstream. This baby was lovingly restored by Santa Barbara architect Matthew Hofmann. She's small, efficient, renovated with recycled and sustainable materials and is the live + work space for Matthew and his girlfriend. But most importantly she is sexy! Alas she wasn't always this hot. More like hot mess as you will see after the jump.

Reader Comments (44)


9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlathon

Though I'm not at all into caravans of any kind...this is some restoration!! commendable!! xx meenal

He did an outstanding job with creating clean lines and furnishings to go with the sleek style. I love the details that he added to suit a current lifestyle (as opposed to creating a period look). Well done!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcy

Love this!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

I always wanted a caravan ever since I was a kid - this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

WOW! Is my first thought
My second is...what happens during a lightning storm?

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCiely

whoa. love the trailer. and the dude. he's adorable.

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAppleTree

Too Small to Fail! I love design that subscribes to this. Amazing and creative and modern. Thank you.

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

I immediately fell in love!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea

L.O.V.E. this. If i show this to my husband he will be ready to pack up our house and head out.

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessamie

Could I have one ...please? Oh what fun we could have, me, hubby and our boys (furry, four-legged kids) traveling throughout the land. Oh wait a minute...we couldn't afford the gas. Well, we could park it in back and daydream about traveling. Could I still have one...please? Thank you! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD of dogland

Lucky owner :D

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlo

Oh my! What a coincidence. Just yesterday, my husband and were driving to get lunch when a car with an Airstream in tow passed us. I begged (again) to get one as this is my only choice for a caravan. I promised my husband that if he gets me one, I would not obsessively make it shine every day.. :-) This is one great transformation. Another airstream I drool over is the Limited Victorinox Airstream. Ah well.. Thanks for this post though.

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGraes

What a beautiful minimal space! Fantastic!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlice Olive

How cool is this? I love it! Makes me want to get one of these one day!

9 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Love this, but would hate to get stuck behind it on the highway with the midday sun on it. BLIND.

10 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlea

I want one!

10 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterselina

I can't believe you are showing an airstream post...I love them... I was starting to feel pretty lonely here in Oz...dreaming about one day buying and restoring one, however hubby wants a sailing boat, oh well.. thanks any way, very nice..

10 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnika

Glamping at its best!

10 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCare

UNreal! Can I move in? Such a fantastic restoration-now the inside looks as cool as the outside.

10 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatty C

Love it - I would move in right away !

10 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAustin

My dreamhouse! Look amazing...

11 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyBoy

This is so perfect! I want to live here x

13 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmeeeff

I have been dreaming about an Airstream for years, what a glorious reno inside. Thanks for featuring it.

14 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commentertam

re: lightning storm? Same thing that happens when you are in a car.....not much....

Nice re-purposing and re-modeling. Looks bright and airy now compared to before....

15 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

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