The Cottages

It’s Officially Official

The door handle for stepping up into the Airstream
The door handle for stepping up into the Airstream

Officially Official!!!

Our last purchase that I was dancing about and hinting at is officially ours. And I am over the moon. I LOVE Airstreams and I’m still in shock that I actually HAVE one!

This fridge is currently not working, but I'm dying to see if I can get it fixed. How awesome would that be?!
This fridge is currently not working, but I’m dying to see if I can get it fixed. How awesome would that be?!

Even if it is located elsewhere (soon to be moved).

This darling 1956 Flying Cloud 22-foot Airstream will soon be parked at the back of our property.

It has a couple of dings. We plan to buff it to a high shine once we have completed the necessary fixes. It is going to shine like new!
It has a couple of dings. We plan to buff it to a high shine once we have completed the necessary fixes. It is going to shine like new!

I discovered it at a local estate sale and envisioned it sitting in my backyard in a secluded spot, where guests could come and go via the alleyway and feel as if they were camping while still in the city.

The original gas stove and vent above it. The door won't stay closed, we will need to fix that.
The original gas stove and vent above it. The door won’t stay closed, we will need to fix that.

Think 50s…

Think retro…

It even has a built in screen door. SQUEEE!!!!
It even has a built in screen door. SQUEEE!!!!

“50s-Style Glamping in the City”

I want to limit this to couples only. While there is room for another bed to be made where the dinette and built-in seating is, I like the idea of it just being a space for a couple to go. I found this cute retro radio/CD player to put in the RV.

I’ll burn some CDs with 50s era music to complete the mood.

Inside the old Krefft refrigerator
Inside the old Krefft refrigerator

We will build a deck with a corrugated tin roof and painter’s tarp curtains and a couple of those old metal shell back chairs. There will even be a BBQ complete with a tin full of briquets in case someone wants to grill. The galley will contain a 3-in-1 breakfast center with toaster oven, coffeemaker and grill.

The dinette area. The seats lift up and display storage below.
The dinette area. The seats lift up and display storage below.

The bathroom will include a composting toilet (my bow to convention) and a shower.

Built in storage at the back between the dinette and bathroom
Built in storage at the back between the dinette and bathroom

I hope to figure out how to fix the vintage refrigerator and have it working again. It is adorable!

The shower with a fold down seat.
The shower with a fold down seat.

It isn’t parked in our yard yet. The seller needs to move a PODS container and we need to get moving on the privacy fence for the back. I hope to post an update in early August once we have moved it.

This will hopefully be our first piece of property to be put into service as an Airbnb. There are several fixes (windows, making sure all of the systems work, possibly adding solar) before we can put it into service. I am aiming for an “available” date of next April.I want to provide people with a rustic, private, and fun environment for their next visit to our fair city. Look out Airbnb guests, here we come!

My goal is to provide people with a retro, yet comfortable, private, and fun environment for their next visit to our fair city. Look out Airbnb guests, here we come!

One Response

  1. I’m interested in that Krefft refrigerator. Very cool trailer. I’m working on a Krefft too in a 55 Airstream. shoot me an email.

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