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Rare Bambi Airstream Turned into 80 Sq. Ft. Mobile Office


This is the story of a tech entrepreneur who hired Edmonds + Lee Architects in San Francisco to turn this 1960s Airstream Bambi II into a beautifully renovated 80-square-foot stylish mobile office.

The result is stunning. According to Inhabitat, it’s been renamed Kugelschiff which is German for “Bullet Ship”. Pretty cool!

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Rare 1960’s Bambi Airstream Trailer Turned into 80 Sq. Ft. Stylish Mobile Office

Bambi Airstream Trailer Turned Stylish Mobile Office – Image by Joe Fletcher via Edmonds Lee Architects

Images by Joe Fletcher via Edmonds + Lee Architects

Bambi Airstream Trailer Turned Stylish Mobile Office – Image by Joe Fletcher via Edmonds Lee Architects Bambi Airstream Trailer Turned Stylish Mobile Office – Image by Joe Fletcher via Edmonds Lee Architects Bambi Airstream Trailer Turned Stylish Mobile Office – Image by Joe Fletcher via Edmonds Lee Architects

Images by Joe Fletcher via Edmonds + Lee Architects

What do you think of this Bambi conversion?

Can you imagine getting to tow this anywhere you like to work out of?

I can see the beauty in that!

What kind of work would you do in a mobile office like this?

And where would you take it?

Would you leave it in your backyard or would you take it somewhere?

More information and photos are available using the sources below. 🙂

Sources

  1. Inhabitat (via)
  2. Edmonds + Lee Architects
  3. Dezeen
  4. Dwell

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  • Avatar Angela
    February 19, 2019, 3:12 pm

    Have to agree with Sharee. Only looked at this because it is an Airstream. I usually just want to look at low-cost tiny homes for ideas in case I can somehow manage, with my limited income, to find land and a tiny I can afford to put on it someday. This was so very drab, though. No color. Just blah. Too bad. The restoration on the outside, though, is really great. Looks brand-new.

  • Avatar Eric
    February 20, 2019, 12:39 am

    @ Angela and Sharee: Its a freaking mobile office. Its functional. It serves a purpose. Not everything has to look like it is a contender for best in class living awards. Its design is called, as I believe, minimalist.

    Sharee asked what makes it unique? Well, it is incredibly unique-ish as only ONE of this model were manufactured each year when in production.

    Plus… it is a getaway recreational vehicle as well. All those items are stored in the cabinets and under the floor out of sight to business persons who might be meeting with the owner. Obviously floor panels lift up. So not only is it an office with internet connectivity, it is a place where the owner can go and recharge their mental batteries. Its a place to meditate. Or contemplate. Yikes, even to entertain. Shock, horror???!!!

    And… I’m guessing neither of you clicked on any of the 4 links which Alex not only provided at the end of the article which would have given you some of the answers to your unstated questions. And yes, it does indeed even have a bed. Again, Shock, horror.

  • Avatar Lee Ann
    February 22, 2019, 1:55 pm

    I’m gonna make “someone” hop up and down LOL,,, but I also find this space rather cold. However, if someone else enjoys it, good deal. I’m not sure why anyone would be angered by people not digging this particular home. Decaf–my advice is…decaf. 😉

    • Avatar James D.
      February 23, 2019, 1:42 am

      It’s the reasons given and the way they were stated that’s the issue… Since they have little to nothing to do with what is being shown.

      Like Eric pointed out, it’s designed to be a mobile office. So it doesn’t help to compare it to something it’s not intended to be or not appreciate how rare this model Airstream is and that this remodel makes it the only one of its kind in the world…

      The owner works as an industrial designer who is a proponent of sustainable design. So it’s actually designed much like a boat with everything serving a purpose and laid out for optimal efficiency… And that’s probably why they nicknamed it the Bullet Ship…

      While a detail that seems to be missed about the interior is they basically mirrored the exterior with the walls and is what the exterior would look like if it was given a white glossy finish…

      So there’s visible rivets, seams and curved bends in the wall surface and it’s still reflective enough to see the light and reflections play off of it throughout the day. But that’s a detail that may only truly be appreciate when actually in it…

      Like when the desk is converted into a bed and is right in front of that window, you’ll not only get a nice view out but have the light and reflections play off the walls all around you for additional effect, with the curved and multifaceted surfaces of the walls and ceiling…

      Minimalism may seem cold and plain but often it’s just a different type of aesthetic appeal that plays off the environment it’s in…

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