Betty Jean Details

We rescued Betty Jean from a small town outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and named her after the woman whose Polaroid we discovered during the renovation.

Now this fully restored 31-foot 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht is designed to work perfectly as a tiny house, deluxe guesthouse, or AirBnB rental. She sleeps three adults comfortably, or two adults and two children.

Betty Jean features a stylish mix of contemporary and modern touches, with clean white accents and custom woodwork and finishes in stainless steel, wood, and other natural materials. Built-in storage includes a hanging closets, under-bed access, sliding-door cabinets, and deep storage drawers.

All hookups are intact (septic, water, electrical) and she’s been converted to all-electric service for convenience. Pull her up, hook her up, and you’re ready to live in comfort!

 

STORAGE / FIXTURES / FINISHES

  • Custom mahogany and spalted maple cabinets

  • Douglas-fir L-shaped countertop with space for food preparation, plus 11-foot countertop along opposite side

  • Daybed with custom fabric cover and pillows and built-in side tables

  • High-quality mattresses: one full, one twin

  • Lumicor reed end panels and sliding doors

  • Sliding barn door with custom hardware for bathroom

  • European kitchen faucet with pull down sprayer and stainless steel kitchen sink

  • European bathroom faucet and designer ceramic bathroom sink

  • Kohler porcelain toilet

  • Full-size shower stall and showerhead

  • Weather-resistant durable flooring over restored subfloor

  • Refurbished windows with new screens and gaskets and seals with restored original roller shades

  • Custom roof vent interior covers over refurbished mechanics

  • Benjamin Moore low-VOC paints and finishes

  • New lockset for entry door; hinge and latches rebuilt

     

APPLIANCES / AMENITIES

  • Double burner, energy-efficient induction cooktop

  • Stainless steel built-in microwave

  • Stainless steel refrigerator / freezer, 4.5 cu ft, Energy Star rated

  • Yamaha stereo receiver with bluetooth and remote and 4 Pioneer built-in speakers

  • Energy-efficient LED under-cabinet lighting, bathroom wall sconces, and ceiling fixtures

  • Refurbished LED reading lights above daybed

  • Multi-colored LED accent lighting with remote control

     

STRUCTURE / PLUMBING / ELECTRICAL / HVAC

  • Refurbished and reinforced steel frame structure

  • Rekeyed and matched locks for access hatches, offering easy access for all systems

  • PEX freeze-resistant plumbing set-up for cold weather draining

  • Efficient water heater with overflow pan and drainage lines

  • New pressure regulator, drain lines, and venting

  • 100-amp electrical panel and breakers (currently set up for 50 amp service, with possible expansion)

  • 12 gauge electrical wiring including extra outlets, switches, connections, built-in USB chargers, and GFI kitchen outlets

  • Separate direct lines for AC, cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, heaters, and water heater

  • Low profile European electric wall heater in living space

  • Built-in electric heater in bathroom

  • Refurbished exhaust vent system in kitchen

  • Built-in air conditioning unit, fully cleaned and serviced


EXTERIOR

  • Restored aluminum skin has been professionally stripped, cleaned, and polished

  • Resealed and and waterproofed seams and doors

  • New exterior light

  • Refurbished hitch jack

  • Refinished A-frame, hitch, and bumper

  • Refurbished original zip dee fabric awnings for windows

  • Repacked wheel bearings and quality tires, including spare

  • Working travel lights (brakes, reverse, turn, and running) and new reflectors

  • Rock guard for front windows