Airstream’s Nest Is a Compact Escape Pod That Doesn’t Skimp on Luxury
Airstream founder Wally Byam began experimenting with fiberglass back in the 1950s. A half-century (and then some) later, his company has finally built the Nest, a plastic trailer that’s as stylish and rugged as the iconic, road-tested aluminum capsules. While Airstream’s retro-chic metal models can carry sticker-shocking six-figure price tags, its new fiberglass tow-along is half that—cheap enough to attract a new generation of customers. The 16-foot Nest is compact but luxurious, with room for two to sleep, cook, and wash up (it has a bathroom with a shower). The overhead skylight and gogglelike front window brighten every corner of the interior. And at 3,400 pounds, you don’t need a monster truck to pull it. Forget #vanlife—#nestlife is about to have its moment.
$45,900 and up.
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