The Airstream Project

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The Airstream Project

A series of posts about how we remade a 1977 Airstream Tradewind into a portable getaway home.

I started with a 1977 Airstream Tradewind. I gutted the interior, removed the interior skins (=wall sheathing), all the windows and vents, wiring, insulation, plumbing and mechanicals. Most of the work took place in my driveway but I had Silver Bullet Trailers lift the shell off the chasis, modify the frame, install new axles and a new gray water tank and subfloor.  Then I rebuilt to match my own needs and priorities.  Some of the best improvements came from taking things out and not putting them back in. I don’t have an extensive shop or tool set-up. The project took just over a year and a half of what seemed like full time work.