Written by Mikaela
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It’s been a longstanding daydream of mine to hire an adorable vintage caravan, hook it up to the car, toss in a picnic basket, some blankets and my husband, and take off for a romantic long weekend away.  Something about the combination of adventure and nostalgia just really grabs me. Anyone else think this sounds like heaven?  Yep, I thought there’d be a few hands going up!

Whether you want to go for a huge retro Airstream or a teeny tiny vintage Teardrop, there’s a vintage or retro caravan out there that’s just perfect for your getaway.  Of course, most of the fun in retro caravanning is playing cubby houses in the interior so I’ve made sure to show you lots of different interiors to get your imagination working.  Want to hire one?  Checking out Vintage Caravan Hire, Caravanserai or The Vintage Caravan Co will get you started, or you can simply begin googling. It’s a more affordable holiday than I bet you’d realised.

Speaking of Airstream, did you know that Airstream Australia launched this week? (Thanks to HSF reader Alison Miers for the tipoff!) These guys are the icons of American caravans - Matthew McConnaughey is a fan, among other celebrities – and their modern caravans retain all of the amazing retro styling while adding a contemporary twist to the interior. I’m in luuuuurve.

The Weekend Notebook: We're All Going On A Summer Holiday - Vintage & Retro Caravans Galore

a. Handmade 1940′s Teardrop Replica ⎜b. Airstream 762 ⎜c.  ⎜d. ‘Constance’ ⎜e. ‘Lola’ ⎜f. ‘Stanley’ Rapido Confort 1970′s Pop-Up Caravan ⎜g. Airstream Bambi 422 Trailer ⎜h. Teardrop caravans top and bottom ⎜