Matthew Hofmann’s Airstream Legacy in the National Trust for Historic Preservation


UNITED STATES — Eight years ago, architect Matthew Hofmann transformed an old Airstream into a pint-sized home and office for himself, reported the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

More than 400 renovated Airstreams and other vintage trailers later, Hofmann Architecture (HofArc) has grown to 10 people, including Hofmann’s wife, Joanna Hofmann, and his father, Wally Hofmann. The Santa Barbara, California-based team knows the ins and outs of renovating Airstreams better than almost anyone, so we took the opportunity to sit down with Matthew and talk about the trailers’ cult appeal, the challenges of restoring their aluminum shells, and his company’s latest venture.

Read the National Trust for Historic Preservation article HERE.


Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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