Classic Camper Craze: Exploring the Backyard Trailer Trend

Househappy —  November 7, 2014 — Leave a comment

This week the New York Times alerted us to a growing subculture of vintage travel trailer enthusiasts that has popped up in conjunction with the Tiny House Movement. These resourceful nostalgia fans cruise Craigslist looking for potential restoration projects, with some listed for as little as a few hundred dollars. With a little elbow grease and DIY know-how, people are transforming the forgotten trailers of yesterday into a family camper for weekend adventures, a backyard guesthouse or studio, or an income-producing vacation rental. For many it’s just a passion project, but a few folks have even made a business out of flipping the revamped RVs.

Some view the finished backyard bungalows as a way to add square footage to their home without the expense or difficulty of a remodel, and they become an extension of their living space that’s the perfect spot for outdoor dinners and close-to-home campouts. One owner described her backyard Airstream as the perfect “party pad.” With campers this cute, we hope this trend is here to stay.

Source: The New York Times

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