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Vintage Trailers (And Our Weekend Escape)

  • August 10, 2018
  • By Cynthia
Vintage Trailers (And Our Weekend Escape)

Vintage trailers, converted vans, and renovated buses are all making huge waves in the last few years. And I have a theory as to why: I think it’s because all of us older millennials are realizing that we may never have houses, and that even if we could afford it (so many of us can’t), the idea of being in the same place every day isn’t as appealing as the option to move around.

Well, that or they’ve always been super popular and I just didn’t notice 😉

Vintage Trailers (and our weekend escape)


But I am crazy for the little vintage trailers (and the vans…and the buses…). My latest dream (I refuse to acknowledge whether it’s just because it’s the most plausible in the short term!) is to have a little SUV that can pull a little vintage trailer.

I’ve got my eye on the bolers, probably encouraged by this article written by a neighbourhood friend. She’s got one, she’s awesome, and I think I just might be more awesome if I had one too 😀 

Photo by Andy Nichols

But I think honestly I just like the suspected ease of keeping camping gear in one spot, hitching up and heading out at a moment’s notice. Also, I’d happily camp for longer periods if not crawling in and out of a tent (not the worst, just gets old after a few days, right?) And I’d love to dream of a cross-country or cross-continent camp, totally doable with a little trailer in tow.

Photo by Andy Nichols

Knowing all of this, my amazing boo took me on the best little long weekend getaway and we rented a vintage-esque trailer to test out!

Photo by Andy Nichols

We had such an amazing time. We drank a lot, painted a whole bunch, read a fair amount, and spent many hours relaxing and talking by the lake, the river, and the fake (propane) fire. Ahhhh long weekends are absolute bliss.

If there was a downside, it was the location of the campground and ergo the trailer. Plus some smoky air given all the forest fires. But you know what? Let’s not dwell there 🙂

Photo by Andy Nichols

The new but vintage trailer was small (the dinette converted into the bed) but at almost six feet tall I could stand in it and change and make food. The little kitchen had a mini fridge with freezer, 3-burner stove, microwave, small sink, and a good amount of cupboard space. There was a tiny bathroom but that part was actually less than ideal, so we just used it for those night-time necessities.

Enjoy the cuteness, friends, because we sure did. And yes, I highly recommend buying, or renting, a vintage trailer of your own (because that’s my hope/plan!).

We found this little gem of a trailer through AirBnb – use this link if you’re new to the site and get $45 off your first booking! And here’s a little tip: be really sure you ask for what you want (aka privacy, trees, away from the main road, etc 🙂 before you book!)

What say you?! Are you convinced to try one?

By Cynthia, August 10, 2018
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  • Gwen
    August 10, 2018

    Love love love everything about this
    Ethereal, buttery & beautiful my friend

    • Cynthia
      August 10, 2018

      Thank you my friend! Maybe with a little luck next year it’ll be the red cherry bomb and some vintage trailer out camping…with their people in tow 😉 fingers crossed! <3

  • Charlaine
    August 10, 2018

    Where did you rent from? Cute idea!

    • Cynthia
      August 10, 2018

      Well that would have been a great thing to add to the post my friend 😂 so I will now go do that hahaa. We found it on AirBnB! It can take a bit of hunting, but there are some really unique spots on there!

  • Pam
    August 10, 2018

    What fun! GREAT pictures. That was an excellent idea to try it out first – it would be sad to spend a bunch of money purchasing one and finding out you didn’t like it!

    • Cynthia
      August 10, 2018

      Thanks Pam! I feel like this should be my new take on life – try before you buy 😉 hahaha

  • janna
    August 10, 2018

    looks so fun! my grandparents had a vintage trailer permanently parked in their backyard that we would play in as children, have tea parties etc. such a great memory!

    • Cynthia
      August 10, 2018

      Oh man, that would have been amazing! I kinda want to be that auntie – a l’il kooky, with random awesome things for the nieces and nephews to enjoy when they visit. I feel like a vintage trailer would totally be on the right track! <3

  • Shannon
    August 10, 2018

    I kinda want us to do this too!

  • Patricia
    August 11, 2018

    This is my retirement plan! I want to be a travelling gypsy.

    • Cynthia
      August 12, 2018

      YA!? Ah, me too. I waffle between retirement and “immediately” though! 😉 Do you want to do a van, a trailer, or like an RV?

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Hey there, I'm Cynthia
Adventure seeker. Travel obsessed. Budget fashion savante. Feminist. Pug mom. Coffee addict. Book nerd. Fighting depression and winning (most days). Unapologetic over-user of puns. Inspiring you to live a full, fierce, and bold life.
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