Trailers make the perfect home away from home. These customised caravans and camper vans are suitable for all seasons, and offer something different from your usual holiday. Cosy up in a retro-clad caravan, or spend the night in a revamped train carriage. These uncommon accommodations blend vintage design with contemporary comforts, so whether you’re a traditionalist or a technophile, you’ll feel right at home. We’ve taken a tour of Booking.com’s quirkier offerings and compiled a line-up of three memorable mobile homes.
Caravane Airstream Américaine 1976 – Les Sorinières, France
Time travel back to the 70s with this original American Airstream caravan, fitted out in true retro style. Nestled in a pretty flowered garden, this hippie hideaway features vintage décor such as vinyl records and funky bedsheets. Free WiFi, a kitchenette and TV with DVD player ensure you don’t feel too isolated from the modern world, and the outside seating area is ideal for topping up your tan.
BaseCamp Bonn – Bonn, Germany
Set in a former warehouse, BaseCamp Bonn certainly scores high on the originality scale, with its collection of themed caravans, VW minibuses, American Airstreams and night sleeper carriages. Experience the fun of camping in a trailer park with a location just under five km from Bonn city centre. The hostel also provides backpackers with an on-site snack shop, sports facilities and tours of the surrounding area.
Airstream Paradise – Sainte-Anne, Martinique
This Caribbean pocket of paradise features American Airstreams shipped all the way from the USA. Nestled beneath swaying tropical trees, the air-conditioned accommodation is just minutes from the crystal-clear waters and white sands of Sainte-Anne beach. Each trailer has its own a private deck featuring a hot tub, barbecue and plenty of outdoor seating. These modernised motorhomes also provide home comforts such as free WiFi and contemporary en-suite bathrooms.