Making the obligatory first post seems odd since I'm not yet a real Airstreamer.
I am searching, contemplating, using the forum to gain perspective.
I technically live in TN, but have a business and own rural property in central FL.
I'd like to find a nice, vintage trailer, set it up on the FL property, become a part time full-timer.
The property already has a well, pump, water line, septic tank, etc.
It's a simple matter to hook up.
Plans are to build a shed to protect the 'stream, from rainstorms certainly, but especially to provide shade from the sun. I can see myself building a nice little oasis.
I am smitten by the '64 Trade Wind. (24ft, door-in-door, jalouse window, dbl bed)
This is the minimum size I'd want but I wouldn't rule out a 26' Overlander or even a 31 footer of some sort.
Since I plan to park it, tires and running gear only have to be good enough to get me there.
I am not into to a frame up restoration. I could do it, but I don't have the time, nor inclination. I do however insist that there be a solid floor and no rear end separation!
I'm handy with basic mechanics and do great woodwork.
So,......ideally I need to find something with solid bones but needing a cosmetic facelift.
"...solid bones but needing a cosmetic facelift." Hey, that sounds just like ME!