As I write this post, I’m comfortably seated in my new office.
My new office also happens to be our new home away from home. Behold, our 13’ 1965 (we think) Santa Fe trailer!
Sorry for the rear end photo…our driveway isn’t quite wide enough to allow for a full side shot. Here’s the front.
We’ve been thinking about getting a trailer for a couple years, but couldn’t make the commitment. Did we want a newer Airstream? Um, way too expensive. How about a vintage Airstream? Most needed too much work…and were still pretty dang expensive. A couple Shasta/canned ham type trailers came and went on Craigslist, but we couldn’t decide whether a lack of bathroom facilities was a deal breaker.
Did I mention we’re getting married in October, and our wedding will be an outdoor camping weekend? I think the notion of spending the wedding night in a cramped and probably cold tent finally gave us the motivation we needed to just pick one already.
It doesn’t have a bathroom, but it does have a turquoise range, sink, and icebox. Most of the places we plan to camp offer shower facilities, anyway.
The previous, previous owner (if that makes sense) did a lot of remodeling, including painting, electrical rewiring, and installing custom retro upholstery and curtains.
It could still use a few small fixes here and there, but most importantly, it’s ready to roll for our annual summer camping trip next month.
I’m already stocked up on chili-in-a-can and s’more supplies…let’s get this show on the road!