"Refurbished Airstreams showcase small-space living as lodging"
Is it the alluring, streamlined aluminum shell? The cozy interiors? The nostalgia for a simpler era?
“It’s a part of American culture that transcends time,” said architect Matthew Hofmann, 29, who last month opened an Airstream hotel consisting of four tricked-out trailers parked midtown at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp off De La Vina Street. “It symbolizes style and adventure. There is something very fundamental about getting in your car and driving across country. It’s in our blood."