Lonely Planet Writer

This incredible minimalist trailer costs $100k

Airstream, the manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet”, aluminium travel trailers that first hit the American market in the early 1930’s have released their brand new creation, the euro-styled Globetrotter model that comes complete with a host of modern amenities and a simple, minimalist design.

The Airstream Globetrotter hit the markets this month following a launch in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Airstream Globetrotter hit the markets this month following a launch in Las Vegas, Nevada. Image by Airstream

Boasting a price tag of $99,900, the 27ft Globetrotter is the product of an international collaboration with Astheimer Limited, a design studio based in the United Kingdom. The trailer can sleep up to six people, and includes woven vinyl flooring, Italian lite-ply interior cabinetry, optional power awning, a high-rise faucet and an oversized rectangular stainless-steel sink. The interior aims to offer a modern experience that celebrates minimalism, with softer curves and cleaner lines than in previous models. It includes features such as panoramic windows, wrap-around upholstery, recessed speakers and backlighting throughout the vehicle. The interior details are available in four different choices based on dark walnut and natural elm themes. The Globetrotter also includes Samsung LED television sets and can be wired for solar energy.

The inside features panoramic windows, wrap-around upholstery and recessed speakers.
The inside features panoramic windows, wrap-around upholstery and recessed speakers. Image by Airstream

“The Globetrotter was designed for consumers who seek adventure and the great outdoors but also enjoy luxury and modern design. They are adventurous, sophisticated and admire the elegant freshness of contemporary styling, as well as the meticulous art of quality craftsmanship. It pays tribute to company founder Wally Byam and his European road trip almost 70 years ago, when he painted the words ‘Globe Trotters’ on the side of his Airstream along with his lifelong friend Cornelius Vanderbilt,” Bob Wheeler, CEO of Airstream told Lonely Planet Travel News.

The camper can sleep up to six people at one time.
The camper can sleep up to six people at one time. Image by Airstream

The new model launched last week at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference in Las Vegas, with models being shipped to the Airstream dealers for retail sale throughout October.

More information on the Globetrotter is available at the official Airstream website.