Tradewind bedroom suite

by ARC on July 23, 2014

One of the great things about an Airstream is that you can use it for anything – not just travelling but also as a static installation in your garden to be used as an office, spare room or a space for entertaining – and as it’s a temporary structure you don’ actually need planning permission to put it there. You may have been following our progress on the Airstream Safari that we’ve been converting into a luxury pool house for one lucky customer – that project is almost finished now and now we have another one beginning. This Airstream Tradewind is in a bit of a sorry state at the moment but over the coming weeks we are going to be converting it into a deluxe bedroom suite. So keep your eyes on the blog to see how it’s getting on!

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Out with the old and in with the new….

Airstream Tradewind

The whole side of the Tradewind will be replaced with new aluminium where these two odd additions are:

Airstream Tradewind


Happy New Year from ARC

by ARC on December 31, 2013

Happy new year!

Well another year has whizzed past here at ARC . We’ve finished some more great Airstream projects and the workshop is still full with more Airstreams being restored and repaired every day.

One of our other little projects that we launched this year was our online Airstream shop selling new and vintage parts and Airstream accessories – have you checked it out yet?

Airstream Wheel

We’ve got everything from Airstream wheels to lights, nameplates, stickers and even an Airstream doormat to welcome your guests and make your trailer home-from-home complete! This year we’re hoping to find time to add an ‘American Home range’ with hand-picked imported American accessories to make your Airstream stand out from the crowd, including Native American blankets, brightly coloured cushions and other exclusive accessories all specially chosen by Kathy, our Airstream interior designer.

Airstream interiors

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and the people who read this blog, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We can’t wait to see what exciting new projects the new year brings and of course we’ll share them all with you – from gutted shell to the finished article. Wishing you all the best for 2014! From everyone at American Retro Caravans.

A new end cap

24 June 2013

How beautiful is this new end cap that was just fitted for a client?! Nice work, if we say so ourselves.

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1970s Tradewind

24 May 2013

It’s always exciting when a new project gets underway at the ARC workshop. The next transformation will be turning this 1970s Tradewind into a top class bar. First step; gutting the interior.

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A 1960s Overlander comes in for some work

15 February 2013

In the ARC workshop today this 1960′s Airstream Overlander has come in for an interior update and a re-buff all ready for the spring. It’s so nice to have some spring sunshine here after all that snow and rain! Keep your eyes on the blog for the results of last week’s photoshoot – coming very [...]

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Airstream Interior goes back in

14 December 2012

In the wokshop today: hard at work fitting the original interior and vehicle electrics into this Airstream now that the new floor has been laid.

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Meet the upholsterers!

14 March 2012

James and Steve are ARC’s talented upholsterers they are busy creating another seating area for an Airstream interior. They have just finished an exciting project for Kensington Palace!

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Purple padded cocktail cabinet

2 March 2012

Today we are back in the lava lamp Airstream where a luxury padded cocktail cabinet is being fitted in lilac leather with bling trim:

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Groovy Baby! It’s the Orange and Purple Lava Lamp Airstream…

10 February 2012

A visual feast for you today as this Airstream is really starting to take shape, demonstrating the versatility of the design team here at ARC. If the customer wants minimalist, we can do minimalist – or if they want something bright and bold and inspired by iconic design, we can do that too! This client [...]

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Colourful Airstream

2 February 2012

In the workshop today: the Airstream with the starry ceiling is getting some colourful purple panels fitted. Some lovely bright colour on a grey February day….this is the Airstream that is being filmed for the TV series so stay tuned for more updates…

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