Spring Cleaning

Over this beautiful Memorial Day weekend, I took advantage of the opportunity to spend time with the Trade Wind to get better acquainted with her and develop my game plan for the renovation. My goals for this weekend were: To lubricate door / window hardware and rusted screws To take measurements in order to draw floor plans To take more detailed inventory of any broken or missing parts To

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What the Deuce?!

Now with two 1969 Airstream trailers and a 1/2 researched & carefully thought-out, 1/2 naive & boldly off-the-cuff plan to gut one of them for parts to use in restoring the other, I decided that it was time to call Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations in Plattsburgh, NY to figure out a scope of work, rough time frame & cost estimate. I’ve spoken to Colin a couple of times since

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James Bought A(nother) Trailer

Over the last couple of years, I’ve kept my eyes out for other ’69 Airstreams for sale on eBay and Craig’s List, mainly to see if I could find another trailer that I could buy inexpensively and use for parts. The Safari I’ve had for the past couple of years is gutted except for the bathroom, and so parts like overhead compartments (which might be challenging to build from

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Hank Bought a Bus

My mom just sent me a link to an article about this fantastic thesis project by architecture student Hank Butitta, who renovated a school bus into a mobile studio / living space in just 15 weeks! In the video above, Hank makes the curious comment that, “I didn’t have time to focus on anything but the physical construction of the bus. I was so busy with figuring out how

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