Right now my hands are tied. I am waiting for some professional assistance on my plumbing and unfortunately haven’t had much luck with mechanics so I am on “trailer time” which means what should take one week is going to take a month or more. I still want to be creative while I am forced to wait so I took on a couple new projects. The first one below is I started home brewing!...
Laying Down the Floor
So its been a long time since my last post. I am working on putting in the sub-floor now. I need to do the plumbing and water tanks beneath the floor before I can actually bolt it all down. It took a long time to rip everything out and remove the inner panels to get at the electrical (which we be next after the plumbing). Unfortunately it still isn’t much to look at but here are some photos...
So I have begun the process of tearing apart the inside of my airstream. It has been fun and definitely cathartic. I want to start with a blank slate. Tear absolutely everything out and build everything myself. It is already harder than I thought in some ways and easier in others. But already it has been incredible how much support I have received from my friends and family. My father helped me...
...and then I found her
I spent hours, days, months on end searching and researching to find the perfect Airstream. I looked all over the country to find which make and model I wanted. I finally settled on the Airstream Overlander Land Yacht. I finally found one that was at the right price (low), in the right condition (horrible), and the right distance away (far). My father and I flew up to Northern California, rented a...
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude...– Henry David Thoreau
This is a passion and love that I have had for sometime now. I wanted to get an airstream, a place of my own to build with my hands and live more simply. The catalyst for it all was an interview me and some friends did with Jay Shafer of Tiny Tumbleweed Houses (http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/). He is an architect and wanted to create a house that was designed to fit the way he wanted to live, a...