NEW & VINTAGE AIRSTREAM RENOVATIONS
Thank you for considering a vintage Airstream renovation by HofArc. We believe that renovating a vintage Airstream should be a creative and enjoyable experience – we love it and that’s why we’re doing it! Our goal is to help you love it, too. Here’s a quick look at the process to help answer some basic questions.
See you down the road,
Matthew & Wally Hofmann
Hofmann Architecture is proud to offer a full range of services for renovating a new & vintage Airstream trailers. We also specialize in a number of different models and makes of other travel trailers such as Spartan, Aeroflot, and Vagabond. We also work with Mercedes and Dodge Sprinter vans.
To get started we’ll ask you some questions that you’ll need to answer. It’s not a lot different than designing and building a home. A tract home will cost less than a custom home. So, to help you determine a schedule and budget we’ll need to know:
- What is the purpose of your Airstream? As a guesthouse? For vacationing? A mobile office?
- How many people does it need to accommodate? Two, four or more?
- What is your budget? (Our completed renovations cost from $40,000 to over $100,000)
SCHEDULE & COSTS
We get lots of questions about the TIME it takes and the COST. The answers are not that easy without knowing what you want. It’s like going to a contractor and asking, “How much does it cost to build a house and how long will it take?” The actual cost will ultimately depend on the ‘as-is’ condition of the Airstream, plus the cost of the time and materials of what is installed.
To help you begin to see what your costs may be, here are three renovation options. The Basic Renovation maintains many of the original features and systems and is at the lower end of the costs range. A Full Renovation includes a comprehensive replacement of all systems and full demo of the existing Airstream; so naturally the cost is at the upper end of the range.
If you’re looking for a completed, ready-to-buy Airstream, check out our Classifieds page. Here you’ll find a selection of Airstreams, some that HofArc renovated and others that are ready for a HofArc renovation, if you choose. We don’t make any claims for the condition or value of these trailers, and they are sold by private parties (no dealers).
EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY
We are a family-owned and operated California-licensed Architectural firm that specializes in vintage Airstream design and renovation. We’ll design a beautiful space that fits your good taste and lifestyle, finally we’ll create something that’s smart and has true lasting value.
There’s an unmistakable joy that comes with experiencing life with all its raw adventure and natural beauty. We think you’ll agree that a world view through the windows of a vintage Airstream is an amazing place to be.
We take great pride in the quality work our staff puts into every Airstream renovation, and it will be our privilege to be a part of something that provides you with a lifetime of satisfaction.
First and foremost, we know Airstreams. We’ve dealt with every phase of Airstream renovation work with our own hands. Both of us have lived in an Airstream for more than a year. We’ve used them as our mobile offices and for taking vacations.
Hofmann Architecture (HofArc) renovations are based on techniques learned from dozens of Airstream renovations.
CUSTOM MADE FOR YOU
We realize that everyone has different tastes and budgets, which is why our Airstream renovations offer a wide range of options.
We are a time and materials shop – which means the renovation cost and schedule will depend on the products and labor to install it. Our typical Airstream renovations take from two to six months depending on the decisions you make.
During the renovation process we provide clients with detailed bi-weekly invoices with digital copies of all receipts and labor for the two-week billing period. We will also provide you with a Schedule of Fees. Labor rates vary from $55 to $135 per hour.
We want you to be thrilled with your renovated HofArc Airstream. To insure this happens, before you take delivery or pickup your renovated Airstream we want to be certain it’s been prepared just the way you want it. We’ll go over each of the renovated components, systems and appliances. We’ll open and close the doors. Turn on and off all faucets. Switch on and off all lights. Turn on the heating and air conditioning. You’ll know you’ve made a wise purchase.
Let the fun begin.
Hofmann Architecture offers the full spectrum of architectural services including interior, land planning, and landscape design. For clients with more comprehensive project requirements, we offer the following services:
- PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDIES
- MASTER PLANNING
- EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL BUILDING SITES
- PRELIMINARY LEED ® EVALUATION
- STUDY MODELS
- 3-D, FLY THROUGH COMPUTER VISUALIZATION
- COMPREHENSIVE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
- TRADITIONAL HAND RENDERINGS
- LEED® COORDINATION AND CERTIFICATION ASSISTANCE
- PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE SUSTAINABLE HOMES
- PRESENTATION MODELS
- FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS & EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
- CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION