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Home on the Road: Matthew Hofmann's Renovated Airstream Home and Office

An architect embraces simplicity by moving his home and business into a sleek, sustainable Airstream.

While the Airstream's frame was solid, the interior needed complete refinishing.
Photo Courtesy Matthew Hofmann
Matthew Hofmann found his 1978 Airstream for sale on Craigslist. He rescued it one dark and stormy night from behind a chain-link fence where it was being guarded by a ìpit bull with attitude.
Photo Courtesy Matthew Hofmann
Hofmann operates his sustainable architecture firm, Hofmann Architecture (, out of his 160-square-foot trailer.
Photo Courtesy Matthew Hofmann
Hofmann reused the original overhead cabinetry, updating it with a fresh coat of paint. The custom sofa, which doubles as a full-size bed, is covered in Greenguard-certified fabric. The Airstream's original under-bed cabinets were salvaged.
Photo Courtesy Matthew Hofmann

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