Matthew Hofman's Airstream Renovation

Matthew Hofman's Airstream Renovation

Trent Johnson
Mar 9, 2011

Matthew Hofman, founder of Hofmann Architecture, put his skills to work in remodeling a 1978 25-foot Airstream. The 158 sq. ft. trailer is now his office/home, and a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

According to Matthew, his primary motivation for moving into an Airstream was to reduce his overhead and downsize his life. Having recently moved out of a large house to begin Hofmann Architecture, he wanted to not only downsize his massive truckload of things, but also to create an office that would allow him to enjoy the outdoors. His previous work environments had been those with no view and "creatively painful." With the Pacific Ocean as his backyard, he's now able to think more clearly.

Matthew says the renovation was "labor-intensive work, but it was worth it. The finished product is not only beautiful, it's efficient. It's got everything I need, and nothing I don't."

But now that the work is done, he says it's easier to clean, has less maintenance, and makes him more efficient both in purchases and general living. Read more about the renovation at his blog.

(Images by Matthew Hofman)

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