The Salsa HouseEclectic Exterior, Melbourne
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2. Airstream. What could be more classic than the iconic silver bullet that is the Airstream trailer? Spruce up a vintage model and use it as a guesthouse for visiting family and friends.
5. Where will you stay and for how long?As your house — not to mention your life — is ripped apart during a remodel, you might want to consider staying somewhere else. Hotels can get expensive, and staying with family can be taxing for some — especially if you get a call that your remodel has been delayed two weeks for some unforeseen event. What to do: If you’re undertaking a major renovation that will last nine months to a year or more, rent a place to stay in. If it’s a shorter-duration project and you can’t stay with friends or family, and don’t want to hole up in a hotel room for weeks at a time, Conrado suggests buying a used RV or trailer with a kitchenette. It's like having a one-bedroom apartment onsite. “At the end, just sell the trailer,” he says. When to stay and when to go during a remodel
By the end of Jackson's essay, he writes that he's "convinced that the trailer or an improved version of it is, for better or worse, the low-cost dwelling of the future," due to its being "inexpensive, convenient, and mobile." This future may yet come to fruition, but it appears that something else has taken hold in America in the decades since Jackson's essay. Instead of a rise in mobile dwellings and their having an impact on planning, we have seen houses get bigger as the suburbs have sprawled.
When they were working on the project full-time, Demyanovich and his wife moved to the property to make the process easier. They bought a comfy 1970s Airstream to live in during construction. The one-of-a-kind chairs were built by Demyanovich out of salvaged wood.Now the Airstream serves as a guesthouse. Demyanovich and Donna stay there when they visit from their home in West Seattle.