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The desert, the road, and an aluminum trailer.
I was in Joshua Tree, California, and it’s here that I understood I had to follow my instincts and that dream: to travel free, through the American heartland.
American Pie is the name we gave to the Flying Cloud 25RB Airstream we bought in Denver, Colorado.
It’s the vintage American trailer with which, with Yuri, my partner in life and adventure, I will be traveling across all the 50 of the American States to complete his photographic/art project entitled No Fashion Places of America.
The Airstream is almost 8 meters long and 2.60 wide. It weighs 2540 kg. It looks like a spaceship, and it’s beautiful.
Its futurist, streamlined form takes you back, in your imagination, to the Seventies, and with its aluminum skin, it’s irresistible!
Our American Pie is more “vintage” yet: it has dents on the roof, caused by a hailstorm while it was in the dealer’s lot – but in exchange, we got a great deal on it.
Inside, the decor is minimal, all light wood and carpeting. I plan to customize the walls, floors, and sofas with fabrics, papers, and various objects we’ll come across as we travel.
I want to create a comfortable, creative ambiance. A small creative hub where home and work share space. The daytime area has a large table surrounded by sofa-seats and big windows that fill the interior with light. The open kitchen has everything we need. Gas burners and oven, a big fridge, a freezer, and a microwave. Wooden overhead cabinets and bases for storing provisions. The bedroom, at the other end of the trailer, has a comfortable double bed, but the room’s best feature is the panoramic windows, to live the outdoors with no filters. To lose ourselves in the colors of the sky and the immense open spaces.
The Airstream is much more than a trailer. It’s a lifestyle.
It’s our dream come true.