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Tin Can Homestead: The Art of Airstream Living

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  17 reviews
DIY enthusiasts, tiny house-lovers, and van-lifers will find inspiration and step-by-step instructions in Tin Can Homestead, the ultimate resource for living small in your own Airstream paradise.

The Airstream trailer is the ultimate symbol of vintage wanderlust-and the classic touring vehicle's resurgent popularity has dovetailed with the tiny house movement, resonating w
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Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Running Press Adult
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Emily Duchon
so, i have this little camper that i just adore: Library_Camp_Out_171

i picked up this book for some ideas on how to make some improvements on my 1984 uhaul that i somehow managed to fit a fiance' and four dogs in on the weekends from time to time. we just bought our first home and i'm really excited to get the camper out of storage and in the backyard where i can work on it regularly. i'm putting in hard wood floors shortly and plan on making it into my office space for my business (southwest picnic company). m
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Amy
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having just visited the Airstream Factory in Jackson Center, OH, this week, this book was even more interesting because of now knowing all that goes into creating these amazing pieces of Americana. While this book would be an excellent resource for anyone thinking about rehabbing an Airstream, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the careful process the authors took in bringing one back to life. The photos are beautiful and Natasha’s writing style is conversational, making the text a very easy read.
Abbey
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great read, but it did totally crush a few of my fantasies of owning an airstream. 😆 #highmaintenance
Jessica
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have no desire to renovate an airstream but this book provided me with so much knowledge on what to look out for when buying one!
Cheryl
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was well done! Lots of pictures, easy explanations and instructions on the whole renovation.
Joyce
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book leapt off the shelf into my arms as I passed through Barnes and Noble. Okay, it really didn’t.... my husband had to point it out while I was distracted looking at meditation books and journals.... but it is THE book I have been looking for! We plan to RV live in approx four years when our kids have graduated. Most of the books, blogs, and forums are from, by and include people who aren’t ‘like us’ meaning they are either retired, live mobile because of financial issues, are 20something ...more
Julianne
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This book, with its gorgeous photos, illustrated tutorials, and personal anecdotes, definitely felt like reading a blog that miraculously didn't cause my eyes to feel strained. Living in an airstream is one of my more far-flung dreams, so it was cool to experience it vicariously through this book! :) (although, I will be 100% honest and say that when I first saw the title on the spine if the book at my library, I thought it was a gardening book. Somehow I missed the little airstream logo just ab ...more
Mark Nowowiejski
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
It's Ok, a pretty light easy read but the couple featured in the book don't take their tin can on the road they just enjoy tiny living. I didn't really find it that useful as I'd be buying one travel in. Still some good tips on what to look for in purchasing a used Airstream and rehabbing one if that's what you want to do (SPOILER: I don't) ...more
Olympia Lui
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although it probably seems like a coffee table book, it’s packed with helpful information for renovating your own tiny space/ airstream.

This book really makes me want to pursue the tiny home/ creative path. 🤗
Rachel Van Sickle
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not sure I’m ready to sell all my possessions and move into an Airstream, but this was a fun, quick read!
BiblioBrandie
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction
Dreamy.
Ietrio
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: bio
A very cute blog about a couple of rich white youngsters spending time and money on some sort of design project.
Kerry
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent details. Beautiful photographs and adorable drawings. Aspirational. It also contains everything I ever needed to know about installing my own toilet.
Mollie
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
A light and informative read, beautiful photos.
Jaime
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Great how to book if you ever want to convert an airstream.
Lora Kathryn
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A chronicle of a bumper-to-bumper rebuild. Really enjoyed it! Photos are very pretty but very instagrammy :)
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Fun read!
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