Updated: Jun 27, 2020
I searched for 2 years before I found Eleanor, our 1964 mobile scout. I was growing tired of searching when a friend suggested that I make a vision board. With nothing to lose, I did! And about one week later I was on my way to Sneads, FL to pick up my gorgeous little camper! So, it made sense to take the same approach when searching for our new camper/home. Much research and a love of all things vintage led us to desire an Airstream.
Who isn't in love with their shiny exteriors and beautiful design? We printed out some images and put them on our vision board. I looked at thousands of pictures on pinetrest of remodeled airstreams and pinned every beautiful picture I came across. I let myself daydream and started thanking the Universe for this gift that was coming our way! My very first search on criagslist (same place I found Eleanor) led me to an ad that had just been posted the day before. A 25' 1999 Airstream Safari was for sale less than 20 minutes from our home. Was this real? We live in Miami, FL...nothing is ever close to us!
Without hesitation we called and made our way over to see it. There was a lot of excitement between us. This was the first time I had been in an airstream that wasn't a mobile shop. We walked in to the space and realized it needs lots of work but the layout is great and we both love design/transforming things so this would be part of the adventure. We could make it our own! We left that day uncertain of what to do. As usual, doubt and fear were creeping in again! We waited a few days and then made an offer that was rejected. “That's ok!” we thought. If it was meant for us, it would have been accepted.
We continued doing our research and quickly realized that this wasn't a bad deal and the fact that it was only 20 minutes away (as opposed to 13 hours like a comparable we found) made a huge difference.
So, we have made another offer and now...we wait! We could potentially be owners of a 1999 Airstream Safari...with no place to store it and no truck to pull it but with very happy hearts and with lots of excitement in our souls!
We are learning to take risks, trust and roll with whatever comes our way. This is just part of the adventure!
Written on Feb 7, 2019