It’s difficult to miss the sleek, silver Airstream trailers lining one side of the freeway at Southwest Coaches’ new dealership in Corona, Calif., one of only a handful that sell the modern metallic homes on wheels.
The dealer first moved from Irvine to a larger and freeway-adjacent space in Corona in December but has begun advertising its arrival only recently, said Dave Delano, the general sales manager. The dealership had been one of 13 recreational vehicle sellers at the 38-acre Traveland U.S.A. auto mall in Irvine until the property’s owner — the Irvine Land Co. — decided not to renew Traveland’s lease.
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Editor’s Note: The following is a blog from Mother Nature Network on Matthew Hofmann, an eco-minded architect who developed a passion for renovating vintage Airstream trailers.
For his latest project, green architect and vintage Airstream trailer renovator extraordinaire Matthew Hofmann transforms a middle-aged aluminum beauty into a tricked-out guesthouse-on-wheels.
Although the 28-year-old Hofmann, a LEED-accredited architect, is responsible for a handful of lovely more “traditional” residential properties, his passion for Airstream renovations began when he himself purchased a shiny, 25-foot long beauty from Craigslist, treated it an eco-friendly makeover, parked it on an oceanfront lot, and moved right on in with his girlfriend for an entire year.
Since then, Hofmann has emerged as a vintage trailer rehabilitation guru of sorts. His full-service architectural design firm, HoffArc, is now offering “a full range of services for restorations of vintage Airstream travel trailers and there’s even a distinct HoffArc blog dedicated to the art of earth-friendly aluminum trailer touch-ups.
Santa Barbara-based Hofmann’s most recent completed Airstream project, his second this year, is a guesthouse for a Rottweiler- and horse-loving avocado rancher who wanted to transform a 27-foot 1972 Tradewind Airstream trailer into a homey place where guests could feel “comfortable and not worry about staining the carpet.”
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