Janis Details

When we received Janis she was just a metal shell taken apart with pieces missing. She was named after Janis Joplin who performed at Woodstock in the Hudson Valley in 1969, the same year this Airstream was made.

This fully restored 29-foot Airstream Ambassador was renovated for a family of four to work perfectly as a tiny home and guesthouse.  She sleeps two adults with two children comfortably. The family commisioned us to renovate Janis and deliver her complete with all the stylish touches down to the vintage dishes, colorful linens, and custom furniture so they could just move right in.

Janis features a clean but fun mix of contemporary and modern touches, custom woodwork and finishes in oak, stainless steel, and engineered stone. Tons of built-in storage includes over 20 feet of cabinets with hanging closets, sliding-door cabinets, and deep storage soft-close drawers. There is also under-bed storage and built-in storage in bathroom.

 

STORAGE / FIXTURES / FINISHES

  • Custom white oak cabinets

  • Over 20 feet of white engineered stone countertops
  • Daybed with custom fabric cover and pillows with pull out trundle bed

  • High-quality mattresses: one full, two twin

  • Lumicor linen sliding doors

  • Sliding barn door with custom hardware for bathroom

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

  • European bathroom faucet and designer ceramic bathroom sink

  • Toto porcelain toilet

  • Full-size shower stall and duel shower heads

  • Linen curtain to separate bedroom from living space

  • Weather-resistant durable flooring over restored subfloor

  • Refurbished windows with new gaskets and seals

  • Benjamin Moore low-VOC paints and finishes

  • New lockset for entry door; hinge and latches rebuilt

 

APPLIANCES / AMENITIES

  • Stainless steel european refrigerator / freezer, 5.1 cu ft., deluxe interior with glass shelves, door storage, and wine shelf
  • Double burner, energy-efficient induction cooktop

  • Stainless steel built-in microwave

  • Sony stereo receiver with bluetooth and remote and 2 built-in speakers

  • Energy-efficient LED lighting, bathroom wall sconce, ceiling fixtures, and above bed reading lights

 

 

STRUCTURE / PLUMBING / ELECTRICAL / HVAC

  • New Built-in AC / heat pump unit
  • New insulation throughout

  • Refurbished and reinforced steel frame structure

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

  • Efficient water heater with overflow pan and drainage lines

  • New 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 and secondary heater in bedroom

  • 2 new fan-tastic vent / fans 

 

EXTERIOR

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

  • Resealed and and waterproofed seams and doors

  • New exterior light

  • Refurbished hitch jack

  • Refinished A-frame, hitch, and bumper

  • New axel, wheel bearings, tires and wheel covers

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

  • New break away electric brake system