Santa Barbara RV Park Rents Airstreams
What is it about Airstream design that continues to engender such passion more than 80 years after the trailer first appeared?
Is it the alluring, streamlined aluminum shell? The cozy interiors? The nostalgia for a simpler era?
“It’s a part of American culture that transcends time,” architect Matthew Hofmann told the Los Angeles Times. Hoffman, 29, last month opened an Airstream hotel consisting of four tricked-out trailers parked midtown at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp off De La Vina Street. “It symbolizes style and adventure. There is something very fundamental about getting in your car and driving across country. It’s in our blood."
On a recent afternoon, curious pedestrians repeatedly interrupted Hofmann and business partner Neil Dipaola to ask if they could take a peek inside the trailers. Upon entering, they found renovated interiors with hotel upgrades perfectly suited for “glamping” — mini-bars, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and 1,000-thread-count sheets, all for $150 per night.
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