Hanson Land & Sea use local, reclaimed materials to transform a 1970s Airstream into a family escape.
When brothers Ryan and Marlin Hanson, of Hanson Land & Sea—a design-build company in the Sunshine Coast region of British Columbia, Canada—discovered a 1970s Airstream that was in disrepair on one of their job sites, Ryan immediately called his wife Catherine Macleod. “We’ve both always appreciated the timeless look of Airstreams,” Ryan says. “We found this one, in all its 1970s glory, on the property of a renovation project.
It took little discussion before the couple, who live in the town of Roberts Creek, decided to procure the Airstream and renovate it for their own use. “It has been a really fun project my wife,” Ryan says. “Originally, we were going to use it as a guest space—a potential bed and breakfast on our land—but we’ve fallen in love with it ourselves.”
The couple now uses the Airstream, which is a stone’s throw from their home, for camping out with their children. Soon, they plan to move it to a recreation property they own and use it as a getaway. “It will be a sweet spot to escape to,” Ryan says. “We have an extra mattress that pulls out from under the daybed, so our family of four can sleep there.”
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