Beautiful Unique Airstream Opportunity!
This Airstream was completely customized from the frame up to be a vacation rental unit or live-aboard unit. Only the outer shell is original and she has a treated frame. She is unique and elegant. We call her “Lolalita.”
ALL BRAND NEW!
Everything inside of the shell in this Airstream is BRAND NEW, including the insulation in the walls, all wiring and plumbing, and everything else. Only the Shell is original and it is coated in a removable $4500 protective barrier from 3M which is much easier to clean. The coating can be removed if you prefer more of the shiny, metal, Airstream look. This is not a used sale, it is a brand-new renovation.
The bright whites throughout Lolalita beautifully compliment the herringbone wood-grained laminate floor and mauve-colored solid wood custom cabinetry – the entire interior feels luxurious and, dare I say, happy! Likely the most common comment we hear from people first entering Lolalita is simply, “Oh, Wow!”
In the main living area, Lolalita features a very large and comfortable gaucho-style seating area, beautiful-customized seating, lovely covers and curtains, a sound system with speakers throughout the cabin. The top storage area which contains the main stereo system has lots of additional space for more stereo tech, decorative items, etc. and is fronted with a plexiglass sliding access door and illuminating LED lighting. The main living area also provides a wall mount for a LED TV. A large solid wood dining table easily provides dining for at least 4 and can be lowered to form a second queen-size bed for additional guests. Lolalita sleeps up to four people and possibly a 5th (child) on the sitting sofa in the hallway.
In the kitchen this gem includes a stainless-steel refrigerator, stainless-steel Domestic 6-bottle wine cooler, smooth black-glass 2-burner induction cook-top and a Cuisinart microwave convection oven combo. The kitchen boasts classy wood butcher block counters, instead of using an annoyingly small sink like many campers, we installed a deep-well, gorgeous full-size hammered copper sink with a modern retractable faucet. LED lighting abound throughout the cabin of Lolalita.
In the midsection, Lolalita has a comfortable sitting/reading area with a beautiful, custom memory foam cushion and attractive pillows.
For the bathroom, to save space, and because it just looks so cool, we added a classic barn door – no door dodging in the hallway. Luxurious white solid wood cabinets with wood butcher-block counters provide storage for towels, toiletries and other necessities of life. The bathroom sink has an aged-copper look and a classic, well-style, copper colored faucet.
By the time people check out the shower, we usually hear around our 5th, “Oh, Wow!” as the beautiful green-blue mosaic tiling comes into view. You will be hard pressed to find a shower as beautiful as this. The frosted glass window at the top of the shower area and quaint, curtained-window in the bathroom provide wonderful natural lighting and privacy.
The bedroom in Lolalita continues the “light and lively luxury” theme created throughout the rest of the Airstream. It hosts a super-comfortable queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress on top and a large storage compartment under the bed. A couple of storage cabinets up top, a book case on one side and a quaint night-stand on the other side of the bed with a wood butcher block top all provide lots of storage and places to set decorative items, books and phones. There are additional stereo speakers in the bedroom for relaxing to your favorite tunes. A main LED ceiling light with a frosted cover to keep the lighting relatively soft. There are reading lights on each side of the bed, and, should the moment call for more subtle lighting a string of soft white lights can be used to create even more subdued tone. Since we designed this unit with guests or full-time living it really feels more like a wonderful tiny home than a travel trailer or RV.
Save Lots of Money with Lolalita
While I know that some people like to go “boondocking,” many campers never “boondock.” For those that aren’t familiar with the term “boondocking”, it means simply that you use your camper away from connection to utilities, such as power, gas, and water. Boondocking requires, depending how you do it and for how long, storage tanks for waste water (black and grey), propane tanks, expensive batteries and inverters, a place to dump tanks and refill water, possibly solar panels, and often noisy generators (which require fuel). All these features add tremendous complexity and cost (to purchase, maintain, and repair) to a travel trailer or RV. Lolalita was built either for people who want to setup a vacation rental on their own property or simply to live full-time in the Airstream in an RV park or backyard. For this reason, we “designed out” of Lolalita the RV toilet, grey and black waste water storage tanks, expensive batteries and inverter, and super-costly propane appliances, opting for electric-only, simple and reliable household appliances.
Dual-fuel (propane/electric) appliance in RVs are extremely expensive, and, in my humble opinion, aren’t nearly as reliable as standard household units. In Lolalita all of the appliances are standard 110v. This means that you never have to refill propane tanks. This also means that one day, if you do have to replace a refrigerator, you won’t need to spend a ridiculous $2,500 for a dual-fuel RV refrigerator and have a costly RV specialist install it. Instead you can simply purchase a much less expensive household refrigerator and replace it in minutes, just like you would at home.
Modern Airstreams (I know because I have one) use an extremely complex and costly glycol heating system. A quick search on Airstream forums will show that a significant number of owners experience problems with it (myself included in our 2017 Airstream Classic). Repairs on that system alone, once out of the meager 1-year warranty, can cost thousands of dollars. In Lolalita we chose to go with an all-electric air conditioner/heat pump and, for extra cold nights, we use adorable retro space heaters that cost less than $100. None of these systems require propane, expensive ducting, or yards and yards of expensive and complex glycol lines and pumps buried in the walls. Our systems are simple plug-and-play. If one ever breaks, simply toss it and order a replacement on Amazon.
The water heater in Lolalita is an electric Rheem 6 Gal. 110v Water Heater 2.2 GPM. This means your Airstream isn’t burning up propane (read, “spending money”) for a pilot light and water temperature regulation when it isn’t being used. Simple & reliable electrical household appliances, no propane, no inverters, no storage tanks to smell-up the Airstream and/or empty, no special RV toilets which require special flushing techniques, no $300/ea. batteries and no inverters makes Lolalita a simple solution for increasing reliability and profits for a vacation rental or full-timing.
If someone wants to add those systems back into Lolalita they certainly can do so and the folks at Moon Trailers will be able to assist you with that. But we designed her for other purposes.
Finally, if you plan to use Lolalita for your own money-generating vacation rental business (read, “have it pay for itself and put money in your pocket”), numerous guests who may rent these units but don’t have their own RVs, sometimes struggle with the complexity of RV systems. I speak from experience as we rent several of them out of our beautiful Birds Creek Campground near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Every time a guest can’t figure out how to flush the toilet, or doesn’t know to drain the tanks, or smells up the Airstream because they do not leave a little water in the RV toilet bowl, they call us…sometimes at 3am. That is why we designed Lolalita as we did – to reduce the hassle for you and for your guests. Not only can Lolalita save you money, she can radically reduce hassle and problems for you and your guests, hopefully giving you more 5-star reviews :).
Lolalita is a gem, folks, and she represents a unique opportunity. We only designed two of these units for 2018-2019, and one of them is already sold. There are only 2 like this in the country, as far as we know. Contact us if you would like to make Lolalita your own.
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