Cook on the Road! Sleek Kitchen in a Vintage Airstream

Cook on the Road! Sleek Kitchen in a Vintage Airstream

Faith Durand
Mar 17, 2011

Look at this sleek little galley kitchen. Beautiful, isn't it? It's hard to believe that this kitchen lives inside a vintage Airstream trailer — but it does! Come peek at the rest of it!

This trailer belongs to Matthew Hofmann, an architect in Montecito, California. He gutted and remodeled this retro Airstream trailer and turned it into his full-time home. (He parks it on rented land.)

Matthew remodeled the kitchen with an eye to functionality: the cabinetry has handles and knobs that lock into place. He explains how they work: "An integrated locking mechanism is activated by pushing in the drawer pull itself, which then becomes flush with the face of the cabinet front, and engages a lock that keeps the drawer/ cabinet closed during transportation. These were a very sleek solution for keeping things in place while on the road."

Matthew lives here with his girlfriend, and the kitchen is clearly very functional and well-used. We love the stovetop in particular, and the rather astonishing amount of countertop they managed to fit in. In a nod to the original design, there's a sleek dining booth next to the kitchen, and this doubles a desk for Matthew.

So impressive — we might be tempted to take our cooking on the road too if we had a space like this!

See the full tour: Living Large in an Airstream Trailer at Apartment Therapy

Related: Trailer, RV, and Garbage Truck: Very Mobile Kitchens

(Images: Bethany Nauert)

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