Meet Starlight, a 1975 Airstream.

In August 2021 I was wondering about what the next chapter in my life might look like. I started considering building an a-frame cabin.

Starting with a Trip to North Arkansas.

In August 2021 I was wondering about what the next chapter in my life might look like. I started considering building an a-frame cabin.

Starting with a Trip to North Arkansas.

In August 2021 I was wondering about what the next chapter in my life might look like. I started considering building an a-frame cabin.

Starting with a Trip to North Arkansas.

In August 2021 I was wondering about what the next chapter in my life might look like. I started considering building an a-frame cabin.

Starting with a Trip to North Arkansas.

In August 2021 I was wondering about what the next chapter in my life might look like. I started considering building an a-frame cabin.

After lifting the shell (which is integral to the structure), I discovered that the frame had a 6″ sag behind the axle. Major bummer.

I located the “kink” in the frame and decided on a location to make a full cut-through on both sides. After the frame was cut, I jacked up the main frame rails using bottle jacks at the end. My welder closed the gaps and then added thick steel plates to the inside of the rails for extra rigidity.

Starting with a Trip to North Arkansas.

In August 2021 I was wondering about what the next chapter in my life might look like. I started considering building an a-frame cabin.

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A special thank you to my project sponsors who provided equipment for my Airstream Build and partnered with me on the Airstream Master Field Guide. I chose these companies after I did tons of research, so I highly recommend working with these folks:

AirParts Inc – Aircraft Grade Aluminum & Supply
Cubic Mini – Tiny Wood Burning Stoves
ZipDee – Classic Awnings & Outdoor LIfe
TreePublic – Solar Panels & Equipment
Sailrite – Awning & Outdoor Fabric & Foam
BattleBorn – Batteries & Off-Grid Components

Thank you to my Airstream Sponsors: