I can’t get enough of Airstream trailers! I am really into all things Streamline Moderne though, so this is not a surprise. The sleek shape of the Airstream with its rounded edges and its shiny aluminium siding is just gorgeous to look at, and hearkens back to a style that went out of style way too fast.
Today I want to share a cool upgraded Airstream with you with a gorgeous interior belonging to Kate Heber & John Byfield.
The trailer is a 1962 Flying Cloud model, which they named “Doris Mae.” After finishing the trailer’s interior, the two took it on what they called an “Eco-Discovery Tour.” They exhibited it at a range of different events, showcasing its eco-friendly features and helping others discover new possibilities for living.
The interior design is simple, but quite stunning. The shape of the desk is ergonomic and pleasing to the eye, and its location next to the windows allows for the enjoyment of beautiful views and fresh air while working.
The cabinets and furniture do look like trailer furnishings; but I would guess they are new, since they look to be in excellent condition. Plus, Kate and John totally redid the interior, and they used a clever method to do it …
It took seven months in total to renovate the trailer. Before shopping for furnishings and appliances, John and Kate got a bunch of cardboard and used it to construct simple models of what they wanted. That way they could reposition and add and subtract until they found the best way to organize their space (really, this is genius, and every tiny house builder should probably think about trying it).
It turns out the cabinets are new. In fact, they are made out of kirel board and bamboo. The countertops are natural linoleum, and the mattress on the bed is natural wool. Other eco-friendly features include a composting toilet, a sink and shower which are designed to conserve water, LED lights throughout the trailer, and solar power.
Kate and John used to have a website at ecodiscoverytour.com, but it is unfortunately long defunct. The photos for this post were taken from This Tiny House. You can also check out a long-outdated blog which still exists for the project here.