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1979 Airstream Sovereign 31’ – Playa

About This Project


Playa is the Spanish word for beach. It’s also used to describe dry lake beds in the American west such as the Black Rock Desert, made famous by the “Burning Man” pilgrimage attended annually by more than 70,000 Burners in 2015.


Client: An adventurous Northern California couple


Vessel: 1979 Airstream Sovereign 31’


Location: San Francisco, CA


Purpose: The owners of this 31-foot Airstream wanted a comfortable living space that could be used for short-term travels. These weekend warriors plan on taking Playa on quick trips and boondocking adventures.


Goal: Playa was created in the spirit of energy efficiency and easy maintenance.


The goal in the design of this vessel was to create a simple space that was easy-to-clean (Burning Man playa dust, maybe?!?) and contemporary in function and feel.


Design Highlights: Easy to clean, spacious, modern amenities, maximum storage, off-the-grid capabilities. Integrated technology that is hidden seamlessly and functional in a variety of positions throughout the vessel. For example, the swivel arm mounted TV can either lie flat and locked-in tight against the wall or extends to many angles for better viewing. The high-tech generator kicks on automatically when batteries are low and runs off of propane, so there’s no need to be plugged in to recharge.



Kitchen / Dining

Push button knobs

Aluminum Table Top

4 burner gas stovetop

Dometic Full height refrigerator



Engineered American Hickory 5”

Indoor Speakers Monitor Audio 6”


Wifi capable

Bose Sound speakers



Round Penny tile

White high profile China bowl toilet

Teak floor mat

Grohe chrome shower rail with shower head



Custom queen-sized Tempurpedic mattress

Gooseneck reading light

Side table cabinet

Upper wall shelf in upper loft


Systems & Accessories

Tankless water heater

Dometic Penguin air conditioner

Integrated Cummin’s Onan generator



Medium-sized solar system

Outdoor grade Bose speakers

Exterior outlets

Full exterior polish


Adventure, Guesthouse, Recreational
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