Roberta Details

We found Roberta in Ohio. She was in such bad shape, we had to spend a couple thousand dollars and a month’s worth of work before we could even drive her to our shop in the Hudson Valley to start her renovation. She is named after Roberta Flack because “killing me softly” was a hit in 1973, the same year this Airstream was made. This fully renovated 29-foot Airstream Ambassador was designed as a tiny home and guesthouse with an open floor plan to maximize the space and light. She sleeps three adults comfortably, or two adults and two children. She comes with a full bathroom and kitchen. Roberta features modern touches, custom woodwork and high-end finishes in mahogany and stainless steel. There is a generous amount of cabinets and soft-close drawers. There is more storage under the bed and sofa.

 

STORAGE / FIXTURES / FINISHES

  • Upgraded satin white cabinets

  • Wide plank mahogany L-shaped countertop with space for food prep, plus 13.5 feet of countertop along opposite side

  • Daybed with custom fabric cover and pillows with pull out storage for extra chairs and table

  • High-quality Casper mattress

  • Lumicor reed end panel and mahogany sliding door with custom hardware for bathroom

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

  • Modern bathroom faucet and designer ceramic bathroom sink

  • Porcelain toilet

  • Full-size shower stall and adjustable shower head

  • Weather-resistant durable flooring over replaced subfloor

  • Refurbished windows with new gaskets, seals, and screens

  • Benjamin Moore low-VOC paints and finishes

  • Lumicor reed end roof vent covers over refurbished mechanics






APPLIANCES / AMENITIES

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

  • Double burner, energy-efficient induction cooktop

  • Stainless steel built-in microwave

  • Stereo receiver with bluetooth and remote and 4 built-in pioneer speakers

  • Energy-efficient LED lighting throughout

  • Multi-colored LED accent lighting with remote control






STRUCTURE / PLUMBING / ELECTRICAL / HVAC

  • New Built-in AC unit with heat element

  • New environmentally friendly rock wool insulation

  • 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)

  • All new 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 bathroom
     

EXTERIOR

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

  • Paint detail and colors restore to original

  • Resealed and waterproofed seams and doors

  • New exterior light

  • Refurbished hitch jack

  • Refinished A-frame, hitch, and bumper

  • Repacked wheel bearings, all new tires and original vintage hubcaps

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

  • New break away electric brake system