top of page
iconic_edited.jpg

A Labour  of  Love

Take a 40-year-old classic Airstream trailer - symbol of the 'American Dream'  - plonk it in the Scottish countryside, pull it apart one rivet at a time, then rebuild it by hand - and what do you get?

 

A beautiful, one-of-a-kind stay, customised for the 21st century..

Click on photos for the play-by-play.

Day 1!
Demolition underway
The old loo
Facing forward
Mini Mila
Skins peel off
Skin rivets out
The fleshy bits
Windows out
Jacket on
The big ones!
Double the panes, double the fun
Window factory
Aluminium frames back on gla
Lost and found!
Bare bones
Steeling ourselves
Old frame
Blown away
Hats off
Riveting stuff
Fresh air
Rain = bad
Dreaded belly pans
Solid ground
British electrics!
Warm floors
Insulating
SO much foil
Cotton time
Batten-ing the hatches
Puff pockets
ISS
Tail lights out
Tail lights
Tail light housing
Meltdown
More than tin cans
Sexy lights
Game on
Bullseye
Desperate for a makeover
Front lights
Smokestack
Flashy
Chimney collar on
Belt trim
Skin spa
A landmark day
A big 3D puzzle
Starting to see the potential..
Beware!
Ceiling panels
Putting lights where there were none
Fixing cracks
Fixed up
Not enough hands!
Stay there!
What will we finish it with?
Bedroom cap started
Cap blades progress
Shiny!
Bedroom endcap more
Jan21_19(1)_edited
Jan12_19_edited
Wheelwell covers
Envisioning process
And then there was a room
Walls!
Bolstering the bathroom floor
The smallest sink we could find
Customising
Dry-fitting the shower tray
Snug fit!
Vent stack
Plywood walls up
Love the curves
Tile backer board
Jackoboard
Those curves again!
Tanking
Wetroomfloortile
Walltile1_edited
Walltile2
powershower
towelrail
WetroomMore
Vinyl floor getting laid
Butcherblock
stove1
stove2
stove3
bed1
bed2

It only took 3 years!! 

bottom of page