The Airstream is an American icon. Its distinctive shaped, aluminum body inspiring wanderlust for almost a century. But the large size and corresponding price tag means it has not always been accessible to everyone. Now Airstream has a smaller, more affordable offering that promises to get you out adventuring in style.
In 2016 Airstream acquired Oregon-based Nest Caravans and moved the company to Ohio. “There’s really nothing else like it,” said Airstream President & CEO Bob Wheeler. “Nest acknowledges Airstream’s lasting legacy, while anticipating a new potential for outdoor adventure.”
Instead of aluminum, Nest trailers are made of molded fiberglass. A wide front tinted windshield was inspired by the shape of ski goggles while six windows, a skylight, and a vertical doorway window allow for plenty of interior light.
There are two floorplans to choose from in this 16-foot trailer. In the 16U floorplan, you’ll enjoy extra counter space and a U-shaped dinette that converts into a comfy bed. The 16FB floorplan features a fixed queen Tuft & Needle adaptive foam mattress, and a dinette bench with a stowable table top.
Nest packs a long list of amenities into its compact floorplan including a kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen features a two-burner cooktop with a cover that creates extra counter space when it’s not in use, a microwave, a refrigerator with an icebox, a stainless steel sink, and a 24-gallon fresh water tank. You get plenty of storage and cabinet space to keep your mealtime essentials well-organized and easily accessible.
A small bathroom includes a removable handheld shower head, toilet, roof vent, integrated soap dispensers, and a utility shelf. Both floorplans feature seating to enjoy a meal or get some work done, as well as room for two to sleep comfortably. Extra touches include Bluetooth controlled LED light, USB ports and outlets throughout, blackout curtains, a screen door.
Prices for the Airstream Nest start at $45,900.