The Airstream Renovation Timeline

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream Renovation in Orange County, California.
While some of you have been following our Airstream renovation since it’s early days (beginning of August 2015), many of you are fairly new readers.

To help you through the overwhelming archives, we’ve compiled a timeline. Please don’t try to go through all of these posts at once, there are days and days worth of reading here. We just wanted to organize our build timeline for you so that you can go to the pages you want to read first.

The Beginning

The “Before”

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12 (Coming Soon)

The Grand Reveal (Coming Soon)

Glamping : The First Night In Our Airstream (Coming Soon)

Thanks for following along on our amazing journey restoring our 1976 Airstream. We love reading your comments and welcome all advice we can get!

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  • Joshua Miller

    September 28, 2016 at 11:36 pm Reply

    Hey guys me and my girlfriend are doing ours as well. Any tips?

    • Moose Studio

      September 29, 2016 at 6:33 pm Reply

      Hi Joshua! Congratulations! What sort of advice are you looking for? 🙂

      • Mike Ingle

        December 5, 2016 at 7:14 pm Reply

        Hey guys have almost the same Airstream and noticed you are putting in wallls. Here is a suggestion for you that helped. Andozided aluminum f channels. Here’s the link. Keep up the good work.

  • Veronica Vos

    October 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Seriously your airstream looks amazing so far! Me and my boyfriend just bought a 33 foot 77 land yacht and are planning on doing a renovation and live in it as well. We are stuck inbetween refinishing and reusing what’s already in there or a full rehaul . My question is, what made you decide to do a complete gut and Reno? Asking in the hopes it will help make our decision . Super stoked to follow this blog !!!

    • Moose Studio

      October 7, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply

      Thank you Veronica! Congrats on your new Airstream! We decided to completely gut ours because the electrical and plumping components were completely shot. We had to re-do all of it. Our Airstream was also extremely filthy and we couldn’t imagine living in it full-time not knowing what was behind the walls. We are so thankful we did a teardown because we found a wasp nest and a few dead mice. We also found a lot of water damage and had to seal everything better. Our advice would be to save everything you pull out because you might be able to reuse some of it! For example, we saved all of our wall skins, bulkheads and subfloor.

  • Veronica Vos

    October 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm Reply

    We are leaning towards a complete gut too . All the work will be so worth it! Seeing how clean and fresh yours looks definitely pushes me in that direction! How much do you have budgeted for your renovation if you don’t mind me asking? What have you found to be the most expensive fix so far?

    • Moose Studio

      October 13, 2016 at 2:20 am Reply

      Ooh! We’re excited to see how yours turns out. Let us know if you document your progress anywhere – youtube, instagram, blog etc so we can follow along! 🙂 The biggest expenses so far for us have been the new appliances and wood (birch). Since we will be living in it, we didn’t want to cheap out on those.

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