As a people, we are getting better and better at reducing, reusing, and recycling, and it’s a good thing, too, because our poor Earth has been getting pretty polluted. That’s why I often feel sad when I see rows and rows of used coffee cups, just as one example, in thrift stores. I think about all the brand new ones in every retail store in the world, and feel like we’re just being so wasteful. Why do we keep making new when we can use perfectly good “olde”?
That’s why I’m very happy when I see an old travel trailer / camper being restored, still used, and even repurposed. Why put an old camper in a dump, when just a little effort and money can give it a whole new life?
This terrific old fifth wheel is the home of an ice cream shop at the SC State Farmer’s Market.
Wouldn’t it have been so much fun to be a little kid sleeping in that little loft area? They’ve given it cool paint job and the stars just amp up the fun factor.
This next one is a cute little clothing boutique I recently spotted at a Greek festival:
Ah, the chandelier in the front window! Those panoramic front windows are something I think is seriously lacking in today’s modern campers.
Here are a couple more examples I found with an Internet search. This Airstream has been turned into the coolest diner in town:
Found on Pinterest
How about making your own custom houseboat?
Also found on Pinterest
Or…a travel trailer condo?
I found this on a very cool website if you’re into vintage campers, ReCamp
It’s actually not a condo, though, it’s a stage set for an outdoor play! Here is a photo with the audience:
There’s just no end to what you can do with a vintage travel trailer, it seems. You could turn one into a lemonade stand, a backyard guest house, or a playhouse for the grandkids.
Of course, you could always use one for camping. 🙂
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