"Themed" airstreams are a little scary to me, because I think I would have a tendency to tire of a theme. Not being a "true" Airstream person, and by that I mean I bought my Caravel
for a purpose other than camping. We needed a Guest house, and I have always loved Airstreams. Of course I looked at the Lauren themed airstreams for inspiration.
I have some sort of affinity toward the 1930's and 1940s. I like the fabrics, colors that were in vogue, the scale of things, furniture, architecture, music, etc. I like the quality of switches, dials knobs and other mechanical things of the era. But even though I love that era my wife and I eventually settled on a late 60s Caravel
, because we needed the extra room the body curvature permits. We found a gutted one, because I couldn't bring myself to tear apart a restorable trailer (even a Caravel
, let alone a Trailwind). So here I am, creating a sort of custom trailer/guesthouse that even though it was built in the 60s, will have a distinct 30s-40s trailer feel to it. I guess it will be sort of a
"take-the-best-from-the-eras-I-love-the-most" theme. So now we are deciding on mahogany or birch paneling and looking at fabrics. . .