Vintage trailers are having a moment and it sounds like the making of a major comeback story. Brands have found new uses for these “hippie vans,” and Airstreams, VW buses, campers, and the like have taken on new forms in the world of food, retail, and travel — not just rental homes. We’re certainly no strangers to food trucks and notice more and more mobile shops and showrooms parked right by the beach carrying our favorite emerging brands. But the thought of staying in a revamped mobile home in lieu of a hotel or home rental is intriguing. Why?
Photo: Courtesy of The Holidays CA
While the surf community is no stranger to this concept (a la The Holidays CA or VW Surfari), Brooke Bobb’s picks on Vogue.com prove that these unexpected travel accommodations are catching on fast. From El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas to Caravan Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan, mobile homes are being seen in a new light, a more adventurous alternative to the resort experience without having to sacrifice design, innovation, and privacy.
If you’re not the road trip type but want to experience the Airstream lifestyle for a night or two, [there] are…firmly planted and beautifully decorated hotels for your next vacation.
Even self-proclaimed resort people will find this form of “glamping” unique and at the very least worth the Instagram photo opp. Endless Summer, here we come. Just don’t forget to look the part.
Would you pick hippie van over hotel on your next travels? What other unique accommodations would you stay in? What’s next for the mobile home? Tell us in the comments!
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