Glück Auf is loosely translated as "good luck to us all".

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Can you recycle 1966 Airstream 17' Caravel parts?

Over the next few weeks, we plan to gut our 1966 Airstream 17' Caravel. Since most of the parts are original and in fair condition, we would be happy to have somebody recycle them. Please let us know if you can make use of any of these parts and we'll try to arrange delivery in the DFW area or ship them to you if you aren't local. We aren't asking for you to pay for anything except the shipping costs. We just hate to see these parts be dismantled, burned or sent to a landfill if somebody can use them.

Most of the interior parts will be available, so ask if you need something you don't see. We aren't sure if we can find replacement windows, but we're pretty sure those will eventually be available too.

Contact: spam at gluck dot cc
Let us know which parts you need and we'll respond as quickly as possible.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Airstream Minimalist Green Rennovation


Sometime between childhood and adulthood, Andreas Stravropoulos spent 4 years living in an Airstream trailer. He didn’t have a mortgage, he didn’t pay rent and he was able to pay off student loans. But it wasn’t just about gaining economic freedom.

Reconnecting Land and Architect

Stravropoulos is a landscape architect who worried about the disconnect in his profession between the architects and the land. So he moved back to the land. He parked his iconic mobile home in a backyard he was designing. From there he could watch shadows move across the land and observe how the yard’s inhabitants actually used the space.

When his adventure began Stravropoulos had been recently laid off and was launching his own landscape design business (XS Land Architects). Determined to find a mobile, modular and affordable home, he spent nights searching Craigslist until he located a 1959 Airstream travel trailer.

Once Stravropoulos had purchased his piece of history, he installed it in a friend’s sculpture studio and began its transformation. Out went the wall-to-wall linoleum and flesh tone paint. In went cork flooring, track lighting and a light paint to open up the space.

Stravropoulos did all the work himself and the trailer reflects his love of workmanship. He exposed the riveted aluminum end caps. He created custom cabinets from a birch plywood.

In this video, Stravropoulos shows us his iconic mobile home- parked (for now) behind his current home in Berkeley, California- and talks about the joy of living with just a capsule of things.