Airstream unveils super compact, lightweight travel trailer for $30K

July 7, 2017 by  
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Light as a feather! Airstream has just unveiled the ultra-lightweight Nest, a 16-foot travel trailer that weighs just 2,500 pounds. The company has ditched its iconic polished aluminum for a molded fiberglass in order to create the ultimate in minimalist campervan design. Although the beloved trailer manufacturer has stayed true to its shiny silver aluminum cladding for almost a century, Nest’s molded fiberglass body makes the camper much lighter and more aerodynamic. At just 2,500 pounds, the compact, streamlined design makes for an extremely travel-friendly ride. Related: Airstream’s new Basecamp is a tiny house you can tow practically anywhere On the interior, travelers will enjoy a minimalist modern design with enough space for a queen bed and a small, but sufficient kitchen . According to the company, the new trailer was designed for those who “want the legendary design sense, quality, and sophistication of Airstream, in a fresh, new package.” The fiberglass Nest design is the brainchild of Nest Caravans, founded by Robert Johans. In 2016, Airstream purchased the Oregon-based company for an undisclosed amount. The Nest trailers are slated to hit the market in early 2018. + Airstream Nest Via Outside Online Images via Airstream and Roaming Times Save Save

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Yoga teacher builds a meditative 168-square foot tiny house haven

August 23, 2016 by  
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Grim built the 22-foot home with the help of her carpenter friend Rudy Hexler and an apprentice named Lenny in 2015. The tiny house sits quietly in the wooded Pacific Northwest  and took only six months and USD $38,500 to complete. A curved porch made from removable 8’ by 8’ pallets is partially covered by a plexiglas awning to keep the rain out and let the sunshine pour in. Related: Towable Riverside tiny house packs every conventional amenity into 246 square feet The living room features a cast-iron wood stove and plenty of space for Grim’s yoga practice. Bench seating is installed into the walls near the large, sun-drenched windows. The storage-packed kitchen area includes a sink and single burner on one side and a wooden countertop with detachable leaf for dining on the other. A custom stone backsplash gives the room its own fair, mirrored in the custom flooring alongside the indoor metal bathtub. Grim prefers the use of an outhouse, located on her property, yet her indoor shower and tub are equipped with hot water. All graywater is collected in a five gallon container outdoors to be used in watering her garden. Her 64 square foot bedroom loft is bathed in light and seems perfectly cozy. All in all, she pays just a few hundred dollars each month for renting the land, a place to park her car, laundry, and utilities. She says about the perks of tiny houses, “It’s a way for young people to own their own home when they’re 20–something, and I think that in this day and age that is not really available to a lot of us.” +Keva Tiny House Via Treehugger Images via Keva Tiny House

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Father and son team turn an old school bus into a tiny dream home

December 19, 2015 by  
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When Patrick Schmidt saw the opportunity for his dream home, he enlisted the help of his father to turn a run-down bus into a tiny house on wheels complete with working bathroom and kitchen. Schmidt is now taking his dream home across the country, tackling 30 states and 10,000 miles already. READ MORE >

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