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We recently had a visit from Paul’s sister, Mary Lindner, her husband Kyle, and their teenage daughter Kathryn. They have spent the last five years (full time) traveling the country in their 34′ Airstream Classic trailer. They have been living in a “Tiny House” on wheels long before it became “hip”. Kyle works remotely anywhere he has an internet connection. Mary home schools Kathryn who plans to complete high school two years early.
34′ Airstream Classic
I was truly amazed at the strategic planning and creative design that goes into outfitting a tiny house. The home is 256 sf and every square inch is utilized. As many of us may be thinking of down-sizing or just re-organizing here are some interesting elements Kyle (the design master) included in their Airstream.
Dual monitors for Kyle’s mobile office – workstation by day and dining table by night
Dining table designed by Kyle for multipurpose use-desk and dining.
Looking into the kitchen toward the sleeping quarters in the rear. Kyle’s table/desk is to the left.
Covered cooktop adds extra countertop space.Clever space saving kitchen utensils. The top shows how all the pieces nest to conserve storage. The bottom shows all the pieces laid out. Never thought you could get so many pieces to fit so compactly!
Two tables are hidden beside each end of the sofa.
The two table open provide extra dining and school work space.
The sofa’s extra storage is in the arms and below.
Folding chairs that stow easily.School supply storage in the ottoman.
Kathryn’s bunk on top of built-in clothing storage.
Even a cubby for Raven, the poodle. She likes her cozy niche in the trailer.
There is still room for a tiny Christmas tree in this tiny house.
This house was certainly not too tiny for seven to dine. Here are the Sherwoods, Webers and Lindners enjoying a great Italian dinner in the Airstream.
Mary L. says some of the highlights of their journey have been seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time, the many state parks along the coast of Oregon, and the never-ending beautiful sunrises and sunsets of the Southwest.
Thank you, Mary, Kyle and Kathryn for sharing your home. You are making a once in a lifetime journey many of us will never experience. Everyday for you is a new adventure!
This home really makes you think that we could all probably do with less.
What is your favorite space saving feature?
Happy trails in tiny houses!
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles 252-308-2694
In preparing this article I researched the history of the Airstream and found this interesting article. Airstream History
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