First, here is an explanation of what an Airstream is a brand of caravans produced in the United States at Jackson Center, Ohio by Thor Industries. Founded in 1934 by Wally Byam (1896-1962) in Los Angeles, this company is known for producing the iconic aluminum caravan based on the concept of William Bowlus, an engineer who oversaw the construction of the Spirit of St. Louis Charles Lindbergh. The caravans were immortalized, among others, during the Apollo program, by the use by NASA of modified and adapted models. Since 1984, NASA has been using a modified Airstream Excella van, dubbed the “Astrovan”, to transport astronauts on the launch pad of the Space Shuttle.
At one time (already well over, there are still 5 years), it seemed unthinkable to afford this kind of gear, indeed, the price is around $ 150,000 for the largest version. But for some time there has been a trend to take advantage of this way of life at a lower cost. From the Airbnb platform, you can book your Airstream for a night to see more and live a nomadic lifestyle as at the time. A unique and frankly accessible experience.
You have the possibility to book the a simple trailer at $ 47 per night and if you still want your stay to be of high quality, it is also possible to rent caravans via super-hotels, each of which has a rating of 4.8 or more, a record of zero cancellation and at least a 90% response rate, which means they will respond to you as soon as possible. From the urban city of Los Angeles to the Mexican wine country and rural Spain, here are the coolest campers and trailers you can rent right now.
Spain, Hoz de Anera
Located near the northern coast of Spain, just outside the seaside town of Santander and about an hour from Bilbao. This caravan is permanently parked on private land with its own yard, the trailer has an almost entirely original interior. Its walls and ceilings are covered with original birch paneling, and the microwave and mini-fridge are both vintage appliances. There is also a double bed and a sofa bed if you want to squeeze three people inside.
Mexico, Valle de Guadelupe
Wishing you a trailer with even more liveliness, this Silver Streak has come a long way since its use as a camper in the 1930s. Completely refurbish, but retaining its original hull, the entire side has been cut out to make place to glass doors overlooking the Mexican wine region. The trailer also has a huge wooden deck, which essentially triples its footprint.
Canada, Salt Spring Island
Nicknamed “August”, this caravan is large enough to accommodate a wood fireplace, queen bed, four-burner propane stove and full-size oven and plenty of closet space. The reason the interior is so big is because there is no bathroom inside. Instead, it is located just outside, but do not think it is an outhouse: there is a large shower, toilet and tiled sink.
California, Los Angeles
The major asset of this Airstream is its positioning. It is permanently parked in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, offering spectacular views of the sprawling city from its courtyard, which serves as an additional outdoor living space for the trailer. Inside everything is white with a kitchen, a living room and a large bedroom letting in natural light. The kitchen is well equipped, with a gas stove so you can do more than just warm up to take away if you’re feeling adventurous.