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Airstream Camper in Historic Boulevard

Camper/RV hosted by Morgan
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
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Welcome to the Shiny Happy Camper: a 1969 Airstream Overlander nestled in the Boulevard Historic Neighborhood. With its classic aluminum exterior, this camper compliments the artistic and vintage homes nearby. Staying in our Airstream lets you be closer to nature, with the birds hopping in the trees, chipmunks scurrying in the yard, and owls being heard at night- all the while being in a friendly neighborhood close to town and providing modern amenities.

The space
Our camper has a gorgeous interior finish with curved wooden walls, bronzy appliances and surfaces, and lots of storage space. After living its life and being remodeled by a craftsman in New Mexico, it now resides in our long gravel driveway. The camper comes complete with a three burner cooktop, coffee maker, smart TV, DVD player, library, and a surround-sound stereo system that you can connect with via Bluetooth. As a music lover, I can attest that the sound system is really phenomenal.

* HOT WATER CONCERNS *

We’re storing your water in the 30 gallon tank instead of having a hose run from our home to the camper. This accomplishes two things: One, the risk of the hose freezing at night and bursting is mitigated. Two, the water from the tank is slightly warmer than if it were coming from a hose from the outside, thus making the chances of a warm shower better.

* WATER USE *

Normally, we have the camper hooked up to a waterline that provides a seemingly infinite amount of water. For reasons having to do with the cold weather, we’ve decided to switch to using the camper’s water tank to store your water. The water tanks holds about 30 gallons. The fastest way to use all this water up is if you take a shower like you’re at a normal house on bedrock (not wheels).

The average American uses 15.8 gallons per shower, with about 2.5 gallons coming out of the shower per every minute. For our camper, I recommend taking a more conservative shower, for many reasons: The tank has a finite amount of water. If you ran out during your stay, we would happily fill it back up for you or give you directions on how to fill it up. It’s not a big deal, but would be inconvenient if you ended up being soapy with no water. Another reason is that the hot water heater runs on propane, another finite resource. We check the propane levels before your stay, but running out of propane during a stay sometimes can’t be helped. Again, we happy to fix this problem or instruct you on switching to a full tank (which we always have on hand), but again it may be inconvenient for various reasons.

If you must take a shower, I recommend asking yourself the following:

1. Do I really need to take a shower? Do I even smell bad? Is it THAT bad? Wait, didn’t I just take a shower yesterday?
There is a cultural myth that we must shower every day.

2. You’ve decided you must take a shower. Now, ask yourself: Am I okay if this shower isn’t hot? Maybe its lukewarm, and maybe the water heater acts up and I get a dose of cold water. Am I okay with that possibility?

3. If yes, here are my recommendations to conserve water when showering:

Basically, take a sponge bath. Simply wet your body, then turn the shower OFF. While the water is off, soap up your entire body. Yes, it may get chilly, but this is the adventurous and unique camper life you signed up for, huzzah! After you’re all soapy, time to rinse off. Great! Now you’re done.

Another use of water that can be mindlessly wasted is when you’re washing dishes. We had someone cook a big meal in the neighboring camper and use all the water from the tank just by washing dishes. Of course, these aren’t things you think about when you’re in a house on bedrock. When I stay in a camper with a finite water source, I either have the sink on a VERY low trickle or I wet the dishes, turn off water, soap them up, and then turn the water back on again- similar to how I suggest bathing in a camper.

* WHERE DOES IT ALL GO? *

Another side of things you won’t see is my partner and I hooking up the camper to our truck every couple of weeks and driving it to the Athens Clarke County Sanitation Department to dump the black water (what goes down the toilet when you flush) into the city’s sanitation system. We supply special septic-safe toilet paper for you to use, and it disintegrates in the tank so that the system does not get clogged up. We’ve literally seen Q-Tips, baby wipes, and other questionable objects come out of the septic tank, so please avoid throwing anything in there that isn’t our septic-safe toilet paper.

* CAMPER LIFE *

As you can tell, camper life is very different than staying in a home nestled on bedrock. It is more adventurous and unique, and obviously has its quirks. The systems are simple, yet the resources are finite, so it requires a greater attention to detail and a more mindful approach when using things that require electricity, propane, or water. My partner, Cal, and I have lived in a camper before and it takes adjustment. Since you’ve chosen to stay in our camper as opposed to all the other house options on AirBnB, I’m going to assume you’re excited to try out this new way of living, and I hope you are flexible and understanding of the adjustments an quirks that camper life has to offer. Cheers!

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire camper. We ask that you park on the street. Guests also have access to two folding bicycles, which can be used to visit various local hotspots nearby. Our property is less than a mile away from Normaltown, where you can enjoy local eateries and bars with the townies of Athens. Downtown Athens is about 1.5 miles away, with a chance to walk or bike your way down the beautiful street of Boulevard.

Other things to note
In the bathroom, there is a small tub, but since our water heater has been performing unreliably, we are changing the listing to a 1/2 bath. We do not want to have people expecting they will have a hot shower to use, and be disappointed if it runs cold on them.

The beds can be made for you prior to your stay, or you can do it yourself. There is a Twin Bed and Queen Bed. The Queen Bed is a conversion bed that is made by lowering the table and reorganizing the cushions. I have photos of this process in the listing photos.

My idea is that if you are a single person, I could make up the Twin Bed for you and leave the Living Room as-is. If there is more than one person, I am happy to help with the set up of the Queen Bed by having it ready for you when you come, or offering help if you get stuck in the set-up or take-down process. It's not too hard, but the table can be heavy. Be sure to not have your head under it as it slides down quickly, and hold it with one hand as you turn the knob with the other. If you stay for a longer period of time, you'll get used to it quickly.
Welcome to the Shiny Happy Camper: a 1969 Airstream Overlander nestled in the Boulevard Historic Neighborhood. With its classic aluminum exterior, this camper compliments the artistic and vintage homes nearby. Staying in our Airstream lets you be closer to nature, with the birds hopping in the trees, chipmunks scurrying in the yard, and owls being heard at night- all the while being in a friendly neighborhood close t… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

TV
Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Heating
Essentials
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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This is a quiet and safe spot with friendly neighbors. Across the street, horseshoes can be heard clanking in the late afternoon. Next door, the owners of Dynamite Vintage are busy collecting rare and beautiful objects. Your hosts, Morgan and Cal, will most likely be around, either making art in their studios or tinkering with one of their vintage vehicles.

This is the perfect location to visit various local hotspots. Our property is less than a mile away from Normaltown, where you can enjoy local eateries and bars with the townies of Athens. Downtown Athens is about 1.5 miles away, with a chance to walk or bike your way down the beautiful street of Boulevard.
This is a quiet and safe spot with friendly neighbors. Across the street, horseshoes can be heard clanking in the late afternoon. Next door, the owners of Dynamite Vintage are busy collecting rare and beautiful…

Hosted by Morgan

Joined in October 2018
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Hi there! My name is Morgan and I live in the Historic Boulevard Neighborhood with my husband, Cal. We both love all things camper, RV, motorhome, and travel trailer related. We have a 1969 Airstream Camper and 1974 Argosy Motorhome that we are delighted to offer to any travelers interested in the camper life to stay in. Cal and I are both artists, with Cal working primarily in ceramic tiles and me painting in watercolor. We also enjoy unicycling and driving around the various vintage vehicles we have.
Hi there! My name is Morgan and I live in the Historic Boulevard Neighborhood with my husband, Cal. We both love all things camper, RV, motorhome, and travel trailer related. We ha…
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Your hosts, Morgan and Cal, are usually home. On the occasion that we are out of town, we will let know know the secret key spot so you can let yourself in and out as you please.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
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