Camper Tour: Magdalene the Airstream
Soon after starting a family, Colleen and Zach decided to take the road less traveled and fulfill their dreams of simple living.
They previously built a tiny home, but it was during the renovation of their first Airstream, Zach found his passion for restoring vintage trailers and bringing them back to life.
That’s when they decided to sell their first Airstream and renovate a second, which they’ve affectionately named Magdeline. Their mix of design skills and workmanship makes for an amazing team!
I love their clean, minimalistic style and it’s easy to why they considered keeping this beauty for themselves, but life had other plans for them… #vanlife!
Yup, that’s right, this family of 4, along with their Australian Shepherd, have been building out a van, and recently listed this 1968 Airstream Ambassador for sale (now sold)!
While they don’t currently travel full-time, their plan is to spend a few months exploring the US later this year. They’ve also documented their Airstream renovations and van-build over on Youtube if you’re looking for inspiration and guidance to do the same!
Meet Magdeline the Airstream
Let’s dive into the tour! Be sure to slide over the images below to see the transformation!
How long did the renovation of this Airstream take?
Where’s your favorite place to shop for décor?
Target and TJ Maxx
What was most challenging about your renovation?
What project made the most difference in the space?
We took the bathroom completely out to redo the layout and make it more spacious.
What piece of advice would you give people starting a camper renovation?
Take your time, ask questions from others.
What’s your favorite aspect of tiny living?
Not a huge house to clean.
What’s your least favorite aspect of tiny living?
No “personal private” space.
What is something you’ve learned in general or about yourself since going tiny?
That it’s very easy to adjust to living tiny!
What has been your favorite place to explore so far during your journey? Or a place you are excited to explore in the future?
We cannot wait to explore the west!
Most Asked About Product Sources:
Flooring- TrafficMASTER White Maple Vinyl Planks
Countertops- 3/4″ Maple Plywood with Clear Matte Polyurethane
Shower Paint- Jamestown Distributors Marine Topside Paint
Huge thank you to the Cashio’s for sharing their Airstream with us, and I can’t wait to see how their van-build turns out!
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Be sure to follow the Cashio’s on Instagram to learn more about their renovations, find out what tiny living is really like for this family of 4, and to see what projects they are currently working on!