Rehabbing a Dream Home (on Wheels)

Rehabbing a Dream Home (on Wheels)

Jason Loper
Jul 7, 2011

There's a certain allure to hitting the open road and seeing this great big country of ours. The concept of a road trip would be even more inviting if you could take along your own little home — especially if that little home is a freshly rehabbed 1968 Shasta Loflyte.

I've been reading with great interest as Alana from Kitschy Kitten has been blogging about rehabbing her vintage camper, a 1968 Shasta Loflyte. My husband and I are avid road trippers and every time we pass a camper or RV on the interstate we remark that that is truly the way to travel. What better way to have the comforts of home on the road than to take your home with you on the road?

Alana and her husband have been slowly transforming the shabby old camper into a darling little space. As you can see in the above photos, getting the camper into shape involves a lot of cleaning and painting. There's also a bit of modernizing to make the trailer more comfortable while also retaining its vintage charm. On the first night in the camper, Alana quickly discovered that a tiny electric heater can do the same job as the larger propane heater that's original to the camper. She's considering pulling out the propane heater to gain the space and relying on the smaller electric heater. The couple are also planning new laminate floors, an awning for outside the camper, and many more little creature comforts to turn this camper into a home away from home.

Check out the progress Alana and her husband are making on the camper rehab at the Kitschy Kitten blog.

Images: Kitschy Kitten

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