I’ve been eye-balling some fantastic vintage Airstreams on my local Craigslist recently….I want to turn one into my backyard studio / office for the ultimate vintage inspiration haven. For about $5,000, you can pick one up and re-purpose them any way you like — making it a much more affordable alternative than adding onto your house.
For your viewing pleasure, here are some vintage Airstream beauties re-purposed into different spaces. The possibilities are endless!
Theresa Gray of Flying Cloud Studio, a lovely artist (who draws, paints, and makes really intriguing art through “found” objects and oils) re-purposed her beautiful 1953 Airstream to become a studio and gallery.
Scottish blogger and garden-inspired artist Jane Lindsey of Snapdragon Garden re-purposed her vintage Airstream won on Ebay to be the perfect crafting space. She painted the walls, put down new floors, adorned the Airstream with a cute day bed, and of course, moved in all her wonderful crafting supplies. She also has lovely hand-crafted vintage goods, such as a lovely Airstream-inspired sketchbook hand-crafted and embroidered with vintage fabrics. So delightful!
Whereas the lovely Hitch Couture is no longer consistently found in the artsy South Park neighborhood of my hometown, it is still a fantastic vintage Airstream that has been re-purposed into a fabulous traveling clothing boutique!
Architect Paul Welschmeyer converted is 1958 Airstream’s 98 square feet into both a mobile office and functional family resort. Using the “trailering Tao” philosophy, everything was designed to have at least two uses. I personally enjoy seeing non-authentic restorations, as there is a whimsical, eclectic beauty in mixing old and new.