Most travel trailers are all macho brown leather and awful orange-y wood – not the Nest by Airstream. The first word that comes to mind when you lay eyes on the company’s newest model, which made its debut this April, is cute. The rounded fiberglass pod is a mere 16’7″ by 7’1″, with a windshield the resembles a pair of ski goggles. Inside, there’s a mini banquette and an even tinier kitchenette with white cabinets and laminate countertops that resemble gray-washed wood. What’d we tell you? Cute.
All the small-space design tricks we’re always talking about are employed in the Nest. Lots of light – there are six windows, a skylight, and a doorway window – makes the trailer feel much larger than it really is. Also, most of furniture is convertible to maximize the Nest’s functionality. There are two layouts to choose from: one with extra counter space and the banquette, which turns into a bed, and one with a permanent Tuft Needle mattress and a small table top, which can be stowed away when you’re not using it. Genius.
The banquette-turned-bed layout in Clutch Blue.