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Jay Shafer Reports on Tiny Mistake #2 – Insufficient Insulation

It was about a week before Thanksgiving of 1997 when my home’s interior first started to look like the belly of a whale with ice formations on the vaulted walls and ceiling delineating a rib every 24”. – Jay Shafer Continue reading Don’t Try This On Home: Insufficient Insulation for full-time living

The Airstream Life in a Berkeley Garden

First came the idea. Then came the late nights of Craigslist searching. And then it happened quickly: a trip to a derelict horse ranch in the Salinas Valley, an exchange of cash in an old barn, and a harrowing towing adventure up Highway 101 netted me my current abode—a 1959 Airstream travel trailer. The Airstream […]

Julie’s Unbelievable Airstream Trailer, Shed and Art Studio

After living abroad in a handful of European locales as well as several cities in Japan, Julie saw how much of the rest of the world lives. Upon returning to the States, she moved to San Francisco and was an active member of an artist collective. About four years ago, the opportunity to move Southwards […]

Bowlus Road Chief

The Bowlus Road Chief was originally designed by Hawley Bowlus. Hawley was an aircraft and glider designer who worked on planes like the Spirit of St. Louis. Piloted by Charles Lindberg, this was the first airplane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, which was made possible by crafting the lightest plane possible. Hawley applied what […]

Transforming Airstream Kitchen Office

As you can see in the photo (below), the printer is hidden in a sliding drawer that’s part of the booth. An articulating arm allows the iMac to come forward when it’s time to work and recede back when it’s time to eat. It’s a very clever use of the space and something that isn’t […]

Runaround Sue Airstream

In the winter of 2009, New Prairie took on a challenging new project: renovating a 1961 Airstream Safari. Our goal was to create a beautiful, cozy, and practical space with as many environmentally-friendly features as possible.” – Tiny House Swoon See more of this tiny trailer…