Airstream trailers are great for travel, awesome for a portable on site office space or dressing room if need be. With the whole tiny house movement becoming more and more apparent, airstreams have been made into a more ‘permanent’ means by some. Matthew Hoffman of Hoffman Architecture is a US Green Building Council member and LEED AP associate with a flair for the airstream house. Not only are these residences mobile and perfectly appointed, but they are inherently green and can be customized with sustainable materials.
Hoffman’s own residence just so happens to be a 1978 Airstream, and he is about the tiny trailer life. This isn’t just any old trailer, though. Hoffman’s unit is about 160 square feet of compacted space, and when you enter you’re confronted with the classic René Magritte ‘The Son of Man.’ Part whimsy, part classic– this trailer has a balanced sensibility about it. Though the biggest splurge was the fully renovated bathroom, complete with a mosaic tile shower and vessel sink– we think the entire home is pretty darn cool.
The entire renovation was a huge labor of love, with the end result being a happy home for Hoffman and his girlfriend. Now, there is much less waste, a smaller carbon footprint and no ties to “things” or the giant ‘ball and chain’ as Matthew referred to his old house full of material possessions. His airstream passion has brought so many to follow in his footsteps.
Photos courtesy of HofArc, Apartment Therapy