This trailer story begins in 1969 where it was purchased by a member of the WBCCI an International Airstream Club. It was then passed down through the family for many years until finally sold to an individual who had plans to make it a mobile restaurant. Those plans never came to be and the trailer sat in storage in Northwest Oregon. In November 2007 a devastating storm struck the small-town of Vernonia. The Nahalem River crested its banks and the water flooded the town. The floodwater picked up and carried the trailer several hundred yards before leaving her straddling a road downstream. The trailer was rescued by Mona and Doug Heath of Hillsboro Oregon. Mona had a vision for the trailer, nearly three years and countless hours of labor later “Kalakala” as she was dubbed made her debut in Southern Oregon at a Wally Byam Caravan Club rally. She has proudly displayed at a number of rallies and events on the west coast. In her travels several awards and accolades are listed below. In 2017 Koelsch Senior Communities purchased the trailer from Mona for the marketing use for a new independent living community being built in Surprise Arizona. Before she could leave for Arizona Brad Taylor and Shiny Shacks of Salem Oregon retrofitted her so it was more office friendly. Removing the rear bed and replacing it with a desk area for a laptop and printer. A 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pickup was purchased to pull the Airstream to all of its events in the Phoenix Arizona area. The community is complete and filling up with new residents so she is now ready for her next adventure!
• 1969 Trade Wind 25 ft. Trailer ID number 025D95226
• Kitchen area includes custom built furniture new upholstery, curtains, custom cabinetry. All updated wiring, electrical, and lighting, and refrigerator.
• Counters are single-cut Avonite Studio Collection “Cat Eye” product.
• Front area can be used as a table and 4 chairs or place in a custom couch and footstool.
• New torsion axles, brakes, and good tires
• Full length Zip Dee awning with color coordinating pattern.
• Rear area was converted to an office like area for laptop and printer.
• Comes with weight distribution hitch and hardware.
• Full market research trailer appraisal for $73,500
• Interior fixtures were designed and custom manufactured by a NW artisan with front and back end-cap lockers remaining form the original design.
• All curved elements were hand-molded overhead cabinet with acrylic shelving and sliding doors.
People’s choice award – Palm Springs Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show 2011
Featured in Oregon Home Magazine November 2011 issue
Featured in 1859 Magazine July/August 2013 issue