Maui Tiny House vs. Vintage Trailer
I love the Tiny House movement — as a study in experimental architecture, but in many ways, some of the life distillation so common in the design program of a tiny house was already being workshopped in the 1940s and 1950s by the burgeoning trailer manufacturers of the time. Companies like Airstream, Shasta, Spartan, Avion etc were already solving the issues of cramming an entire house into a small space on wheels — often with better results, and drivability and innovation than many of the modern tiny houses I’ve seen. Feast your retinas on the cuter than a duckling super cottagey interior of this Hanson Love Bug Custom:
Why have a travel trailer on Maui?
People have asked me why would I want to have a travel trailer or RV on Maui when there really isn’t anywhere to go and some of the roads are pretty treacherous for towing. Well the real reason for having a travel trailer, is not so much to use it for its original intended purpose, but to see it as “instant guest cottage” — or “instant office” — mancave, womancave, etc. With construction costs rising, the instant gratification of a travel trailer is hard to beat. I myself had the great luxury of owning a glitzy Airstream trailer — the same model owned by Matthew McConaughy.
Sold Before Listed
The trailer pictured in this article sold before listed. That’s so annoying I know. Every time I see “Sold before listed” it drives me a little nuts. But it’s one of the reasons to have a well-connected Realtor on your side. Sometimes the match making between a property and a buyer is so obvious that it just organically happens and everyone is happy before any marketing even begins. Such is the case with this amazing 1950s era Custom Love Bug Trailer by Hanson Manufacturing. I had considered buying it myself but realized I have too many other projects going on, so I reached out to a friend on Oahu who had been looking for something like this. She happened to be on Maui, so I introduced her to the seller and voila! A match made in trailer heaven. To see more pics of this trailer including a 3D Matterport Tour check out my article at www.modernonmaui.com
The Maui Trailer Guy
It seems I’ve become the Maui trailer guy. A title I would happily wear with pride. If you are interested in joining my database of trailer interested folks, please reach out to me via email and let me know you’d like to be added to the trailer mailing list. Liam Ball RB-21691 firstname.lastname@example.org 808.280.7809