Day-to-Day Life in an Airstream

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I hate to sound anticlimactic, but day-to-day life in an airstream is pretty much the same as living in a house. Just with less space.

The difference for me is the constant tickle of inspiration that buzzes your insides while looking around the room; like you’re in the secret clubhouse you always wanted as a kid and finally get a chance to play in.

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I compare traveling with an airstream as an upgraded version of how we travel in our Sprinter Van. We have a sleeping platform in our van, as well as space to use a small gas stove, which means we can make a home anywhere we park. 

(If you love road tripping in your car, just imagine if you could park and make hot tea or take a nap. UPGRADE!)

That was my favorite part about living in a sailboat. No matter where we traveled, from Washington state to Baja and down the coast of mainland Mexico, we were always home❤️ Bonus for boat life: you can lay down for a nap or make food while traveling. You can’t really do that in a van or trailer.

Still, traveling rules no matter how you do it. Adventures lie ahead in many forms!

Normal Airstream Life

To illustrate, here are a few images to give you an idea of how we live in a vintage airstream on the daily:

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Here’s our 1960 or 70 something airstream in Carpinteria, CA. Come on in!
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A folding counter on the opposite side of the sink is an extra workspace and the ledge above is used for curiosities and cute pics of our nephews I still need to frame.
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No TV means more time for books! (When we’re not streaming on our phones, let’s be real.)
And…we’re streaming.
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Popcorn, chocolate, and Netflix are finer things in life that do not stop when living tiny. But due to the small space, it feels more like a sleepover party.
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It’s true 🍍
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Most of the time, we leave the screen door latched to take in the fresh air without the bugs.

You down for a simpler life? What do you think you’d miss the most from a traditional home? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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