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Old 12-09-2023, 10:54 AM   #1
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Seeking New Home for Airstream - Lease to Glamping Resort?

Long-time reader but first-time poster here - hopefully this is the right sub-forum!

I just finished renovating a 1968 Sovereign (30') and have been living in it for the past year. However, I'm planning to move to a city soon (for graduate school) and probably won't be able to keep living in the Airstream wherever I end up going.

Since I'm not ready to sell it yet, I'm looking for an established Airstream community/AirBnb/VRBO/glamping resort/etc. that might be interested in leasing it from me. (Long-term storage is also an option, but I'd rather it be used and earn some money if I'm not going to live in it). It's in Vermont now but I'd like to move it to a dry desert environment - TX, NM, AZ, or CA.

A strange proposition, I know, but I'm curious if anyone has any ideas of places that might work, or any other ideas for places to keep it. Thanks!!
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Old 12-09-2023, 12:52 PM   #2
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Welcome! I don't have an answer to your question, but it looks like you did a fabulous restoration!

Come to think of it, we did run across an Airstream rental community in Moab, UT. I suppose you thought of it, but contacting places like this might be a start. However, I'm guessing you might run into liability and other issues that might make it impractical.
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Old 12-09-2023, 01:03 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2023, 01:20 PM   #4
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Most of these glamping resorts that have trailers for accommodations have either park models (AS makes them special order for places like AutoCamp) or renovate old models to meet their needs. The biggest thing most do is change the plumbing/water to be directly connected to a sewer system so that guests don't need to worry about dumping or using different type toilets.

Also, unless you used commercial/industrial quality components, the constant use from non-owner occupants that don't care about the unit would be severe and you'd see you renovation destroyed in no time.
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Old 12-10-2023, 10:59 AM   #5
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Rent Renovated AS for Glamping?

Beautiful restoration!


Might look at similar units where you're thinking about marketing yours.



Bear in mind that there will ber more wear and tear than you and your family might put on it for your own use, though. Having been in several homes/townhouses/apartments our extended family has stayed in, the number of countertop burns, appliance scratches and floor/trim damage we've seen would preclude us ever putting our home or AS in such service.


If you decide to do it, though, I'd recommend you get a hefty damage deposit, take a lot of photos prior to each rental and get mentally prepped for the 'renter from hell' that you will occasionally have.


Car rental companies' rental agreements state, 'absolutely no smoking' and point to a $100 or more fine for non-compliance. If you've rented a vehicle lately, they all smell smoked in unless new; and they will be sooner than later. Will the same thing happen to your Airstream? Yes, it will, so please consider.
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Old 12-10-2023, 10:09 PM   #6
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Beautiful

You are to be congratulated for the interior work. Love the stove. I hope it finds a proper home and best luck on your school-
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Old 12-11-2023, 12:48 PM   #7
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FWIW it is pretty easy to find long term RV campgrounds in most big cities, especially in winter/school year.

There's one here in Seattle that's really nice with a crowd of mostly professionals, traveling nurses, contract software engineers,, retirees visiting family etc. We stayed there on our first shakedown trip - the trailer next to us had a McClaren parked in front of it! You might save a bundle on rent, just saying.

Fantastic job on that reservation, congratulations and good luck.
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Old 12-17-2023, 11:22 AM   #8
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Another rental option is RVnGO, an RV sharing service. They provide insurance on your rig. https://www.rvngo.com/
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Old 12-17-2023, 12:25 PM   #9
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Southwest Houston ranch

Hello all,
I sit on a 58 acres ranch in Southwest Houston Texas, I can accommodate your RV under my arena where my 30 foot 2020 airstream international sits I can accommodate 30 or 50 amp power. If you need to keep it connected to run air-conditioning to avoid mildew. Or outside on concrete slab.
You can contact me at cedarinc@yahoo.com
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Old 12-18-2023, 09:23 AM   #10
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Based on the restoration project/results, I would guess you would be doing graduate work in industrial engineering.. Great work. Dan
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Old 12-19-2023, 05:36 PM   #11
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Thanks!

Thanks for all those great responses! This is exactly the information I was hoping for - it will definitely help me hone in on a path forward. Much appreciated.
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Old 01-23-2024, 02:23 PM   #12
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We are what you are seeking. We are an established and very well received glamping hotel in Arizona. Being on the other side of the coin, we too have proposed this as we feel certain there is a workable relationship to be forged here. How can we contact you? Our email is shashdineecoretreat @ gmail (dot) com

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Old 02-15-2024, 03:13 PM   #13
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How to Insure with Woodstove?

Hi there,

I don't have an answer to your question, but your restoration is amazing! How did you get insurance with the woodstove? We are just starting our resto of a 1969 27' Overlander and were hoping to put in a woodstove, but I think our insurance company won't underwrite it!
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