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Old 04-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Connecting to a house

Don't know the appropriate search terms, but looking for information on connecting an Airstream to a permanent structure. Like having one in the mountains then one at the beach. Anyone seen anything like that? Idea would be for airstream to be kitchen, bath, bed room and other part to be "great room" maybe fireplace, or big screened porch or extra bedroom for guests. keep from buildiing major structures, just septic and power and the view (and one little room, which would act as storage when you are gone) wherever you are! Thanks John Airstream wannabe

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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I think the easiest thing to do is to have a sort of "trailerport" that extends from the building on the appropriate side to have the Airstream door facing the building, and to put in power, water and sewer connections. This is a "someday" dream of mine, to own property at high enough altitude that I can escape there in the summertime, with a similar setup. Whether or not the pad needs to be covered depends on the weather where you're building it... if it's in the mountains and you're not using it in the winter, you can get away without a roof over the parking area. At the beach I suspect it would be worthwhile to keep the sun off the trailer as much as possible.

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RV Chalet is one common term, also RV House. I have seen a lot of different methods over the years. The best two were a carport with a bellows that went against the door that led to a large room. The other was a building large enough to house the Airstream in one bay and they just used the other bay as expanded living space. Depending on how cold it gets in the winter I could see building a large screen house, pull the AS inside close the screen doors and live in it that way. Think 2 bay screen garage.

My plan in the near future is a 36'x50' barn with the center bay tall enough for the Airstream, then we can close the doors and stay in the Airstream even in inclement weather.

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