As native South Carolinians we were not well-versed in the camper life, boats are generally the inhabitants of driveways in the lowcountry, not RVs. In the Pacific Northwest it is a rarity to pass a land-locked home that is not decorated with at least one or two wheeled homes. They come in all shapes and sizes, from our very tiny teardrop to monstrosities that are bigger than most mid-sized homes. Our cozy little camper has brought us so much joy and adventure, but there are a few minor limitations to the little red teardrop. For instance, the absence of a bathroom, shower, kitchen, laundry, and living space. This can make it slightly challenging for a family of 4 to live on the road full-time, and full-time camper living was not the initial intention. We figured we would try it out as a cheap alternative to bouncing around from hotels to motels. Well unbeknownst to us, the little nomads grew to love the camping lifestyle but in order to keep it up we need a more comfortable solution.
My heart is deeply saddened by having to say goodbye to our trusty teardrop, but in order to continue the nomadic life we needed an upgrade.
Introducing the new member of our family, the 1967 Outlander Airstream (name pending).
So glad to be able to own one of these streamlined silver beauties, but her interior is less than beautiful. For the next couple of months we will be renovating this hunk of burning metal. I will be documenting the stepwise process toward complete renovation which is going to be one heck of a project! Follow along on instagram @weelittlenomads and on the Live Riveted blog section.
Let the fun begin!