Tour this modern-boho Airstream Renovation
When I first came across the Instagram account of Laura Jo Provencher, I found myself resonating with her words.
She and her husband, Taylor, have spent the last 2 years renovating a 1988 Airstream, with their furry companion, Hobbes, by their side.
The interior is the perfect mix of modern and bohemian, and gives us a glimpse into the personalities of this creative, compassionate couple.
What I appreciate most about Laura Jo is her honesty and sense of humor in sharing the struggles of both the renovation and preparing for life on the road.
This duo is planning to travel the country in January 2020, and I’m so excited to follow the next chapter of their journey and watch them enjoy the Airstream they’ve poured so much love into.
Let’s dive into the tour!
Modern-Boho Airstream Renovation
What kind of RV do you have?
1988 Airstream Limited
Do you travel or are you stationary?
Currently stationary, but hitting the road January 2020 to travel the country for 10 months!
What made you decide to go “tiny”? Do you work on the road? If so, can you share what kind of work or how you’re able to work while traveling?
We got out of a toxic job situation and were looking for a new adventure! I (Laura Jo) have been a minimalist for years, so we had talked about downsizing and traveling one day and finally got the opportunity. We will both be working on the road! I’ll work remotely doing customer service for Warby Parker and Taylor will be doing videography- we’ll definitely have some side projects in there too 🙂
Why was it important for you to update the interior?
How a space makes you feel has always been so important to me. And I have always wanted my home to not just be cozy, warm, and inviting, but a true reflection of us. It was important to do all the hard work and add the special touches that make it ours.
How long did the renovation take?
For better or for worse, two years
How much did it cost?
Including buying the shell I would say around $20,000 give or take.
How would you describe your decorating style?
I can never think of a name for my style but I would say it’s a mix of cozy, minimalistic, bohemian warmth.
Where you do draw your inspiration from?
Pretty much any and everywhere! Thrift stores, nature, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
Where’s your favorite place to shop for décor?
I love a good marriage between Target and thrift stores
What was most challenging about your renovation?
Am I allowed to say everything? Haha. If I had to narrow it down, I would say our bathroom- that just about did us in. We have redone our shower 4 times
What project made the most difference?
Ripping out the overhead cabinets, painting and making curtains all made the most drastic difference in it feeling like a home before having actual home decor.
What piece of advice would you give someone about to embark on a renovation?
YouTube is your very best friend
What’s your favorite aspect of tiny living?
I absolutely love the intentionality tiny living demands. Your space is so limited that you’re forced to be more thoughtful about what you bring in, making this beautiful compilation of a home that holds only things you love.
What’s your least favorite aspect?
I loathe the grey/tank black tank situation. I miss indoor plumbing terribly.
Do you have any future projects or changes planned for the interior?
We still have to finish our shower and will be making curtains for our huge, front window!
What is something you’ve learned about yourself since going tiny?
I have learned that I am not great with the idea that things take time- I want them to happen now. And living tiny had forced me to build endurance and accept that (especially good things) take time.
What has been your favorite place to explore or a place you are excited to explore in the future?
The whole west coast and Canada! Cannot wait to see places like Antelope canyon and Banff National Park in real life.
Follow Taylor and Laura Jo (@provencher_adventure)!
Follow Taylor and Laura Jo on Instagram to learn more about their Airstream renovation and transition to life on the road.
Taylor is a freelance videographer and also has a seaprate Instagram account where he shares his latest creative endeavors. He also has a new series, called #AirstreamSessions, where he highlights Nashville musicians singing accoustic sets in their Airstream!