We’ve taken the plunge. After months of fantasising about owning a Vintage Airstream, we’ve bought a 28 foot, 1968 Ambassador on eBay.
Now begins the adventure – first shipping her from Minnesota to Santa Barbara to be customised, then all the way to Australia to embrace our wanderlust.
The idea of buying and living in a vintage Airstream with our kids coincides with months of sleep deprivation following the birth of our twins.
As a Mum to three kids under three, the travel junky and career woman I was has been replaced by a suburban housewife who barely has time to shower and enjoys wearing ugg-boots out in the street.
I am drowning. Drowning in nappies, in mess, in bills and boredom. And I dream of escape. Not from the children, but from the rest of our mediocre, consumeristic and debt-ridden life.
It didn’t take much to convince my partner, who is a closet vagabond, to sink our house deposit into buying and renovating a 1960s Airstream. He’s rarely home from work before the kids are in bed and is equally desperate to escape the rat race and embrace a simpler life.
So at 2am one morning, I found and bought ‘Wallabee’ on eBay. We are now in the process of renovating and importing the great American Dream to Australia so we can drop out, explore and spend quality time together as a family.