Hicksville Trailer Palace 4


Just a couple of hours from Los Angeles in Joshua Tree, California sits another very cool eclectic Trailer Park Motel, Hicksville Trailer Palace. I totally dig the quirkiness of Hicksville and appreciate how the vibe is a bit out of the ordinary all to provoke a sense of a true get-away like none other. With eight customized trailers each designed with a unique theme, experience a hideaway in  “The New World”, “The Integratrailer”, “The Pioneer”, “The Sweet”, “The Lux”, “The Pony”, “The Fifi” or “The Sideshow”.

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Built by Morgan Higby Night (LA writer and director) in 2010, it’s an artist retreat as well as a comfortable, fun, energetic and pretty darn cool place for anyone to spend some time relaxing. You can BBQ, enjoy all the music that Joshua Tree has to offer, oodles of games like table tennis, darts, horseshoes or archery. Privacy is of utmost importance so you won’t even find out the actual address of the property until the day before you arrive. Get wild at Hicksville and have a blast!

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Photo source: Hicksville Trailer Palace

An Airstream Bowling Alley? Reply

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, bring on an Airstream bowling alley!! Really?? OK, so it’s not ten-pin but, at least you get to whirl the little bowling balls down either of two lanes provided in this hip Airstream bowling alley. And, you can where whatever shoes you want and drink lots of cheap beer for an evening of fun in Vegas. Next time you are in Vegas baby ~ head over to the Silverton Casino. Walk towards the back of the casino to the Shady Grove Lounge and you’ll see it. An Airstream turned bowling alley. My friends over at Mali Mish visited this cool spot and took some great pics (I added a couple below) for their blog post.


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Photo source: Mali Mish and Silverton Casino

Introduction of the New Airstream Land Yacht Concept Trailer, Part II 2

When the Land Yacht was introduced in Louisville, KY at the National RV Trade Show earlier this year, I was ecstatic and had to write a post about the ultimate Glamper!. I am in love with this new concept trailer by Airstream. Thanks to Colonial Airstream for the updated information about the Land Yacht. Looks like it’s moving towards production in 2014.

“The Land Yacht Concept is the product of an international collaboration between Airstream, Tecnoform S.p.A., maker of fine cabinetry and the design studio of Officinia Italiana Design. The resulting interior is truly yacht-like and incorporates elements from the world’s finest luxury watercraft.

The Airstream Land Yacht’s contemporary look was created by Tecnoform’s engineering department in partnership with Mauro Micheli, the long-time designer for Riva Yachts.

Its unique floor plan has a number of carefully placed design elements that create a sleek and sophisticated look in the cabin. The unit, capable of sleeping up to five people, has a bedroom in the front, a bathroom amidships and a rear social space, which includes a galley that can be hidden when not in use. The Land Yacht’s powered bed lift reveals access to hidden storage. The unit features three power awnings, with remote control. The quiet ducted air system provides powerful air conditioning to meet internal climate preferences of the user.

The 28’ Airstream Land Yacht Concept trailer is crafted with quality materials and equipment throughout, including high-luster teak and white wood inlay boat-deck flooring, LED panel lighting elements, Corian® solid surfaces and plush Ultraleather®.”

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Photo source: Colonial Airstream and Airstream

Guest Post ~The Silver Bungalow 2

I am always perusing the internet to find creative businesses utilizing Airstream travel trailers. You could say I’m obsessed with the search. When I found The Silver Bungalow on-line last year, I was ecstatic. Not only is the Bungalow a super cool vintage Airstream but, it’s purpose is for special events (the industry that I am in) and it’s located in my all time favorite place, Jackson, Wyoming!! I contacted Courtney, owner of The Silver Bungalow last fall and met up with her on my last visit to Jackson Hole.  Courtney is a breath of fresh air, young, vibrant and ready to tackle the world with her creative ideas. She gave me a tour of her Bungalow and we chatted about how it all began. She grew up on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and then  made her way out to the wild west in 2006. We talked for quite sometime and she was so gracious to spend time with me. I think Jackson Hole might be her home for many years to come!
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The Silver Bungalow can be rented out for just about any special occasion you can think of or just to spend an afternoon in a cool vintage Airstream with the Tetons as your backdrop. Weddings, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinner, weddings ~ you name it, The Silver Bungalow will serve as the perfect prop for your next event. You can also follow Courtney and her Silver Bungalow on Facebook and see the “before” pictures which are a must see. I’m a sucker for “before” and “after” photos. You can see the love put into this trailer and my favorite part is the wood panel wall. Courtney also had a darling pooch, a stunning Bernese Mountain Dog!
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“It took me about 9 months to find the Airstream. I found this one in California. My parents and I actually made an adventure out of it…they drove out from Alabama and I flew down to New Mexico to join in their road trip.  We drove from Santa Fe to Newcastle, California to pickup the Airstream and then back to Jackson, WY where they dropped me off and my new (to me) Airstream.
The idea for the business came from my flower shop days. I used to work in a retail /floral shop where we created and styled floral arrangements for weddings.  Every weekend we would have several weddings north of town in and around Grand Teton National Park. Lots of open space and no where for the bride to hide from the groom and her guests before the wedding.  So after some time blogging and brainstorming the idea of remodelling an Airstream for weddings came to be and that’s when I starting spending many more hours on the internet looking for an Airstream.  I have a college degree in interior design so this was a fun way to put it to use, finally 😉
Every part of the remodel took longer than I expected but I am really pleased with how it turned out.
We are planning on tackling the exterior ourselves this winter so it will be ready to roll in the Spring…or Summer if this project falls in line with how everything else has been going.”
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During our visit, I also discovered Courtney’s other talent (she has many!). Courtney designs and creates beautiful cards that are carved and stamped, by hand!  Have a wish list for a custom card, Courtney can design it for you. She also creates custom journals that are the perfect size to keep notes for your Glamping trips. Check out Bird and Buffalo.
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