After World War II, the automobile and aircraft industries were booming – alongside them, the trailer industry was growing in popularity as well. So, the Spartan Aircraft Industry decided to get in on the action. What they created was the sleek and streamlined Spartan Trailer.
This 1948 Spartan Trailer was completely renovated by Lisa Sarenduc of Suitable Digs. Her goal was to pay homage to the past, but have the amenities and efficiencies of the 21st century.
Located just 10 miles outside of Santa Fe, Mexico, this gorgeous, vintage trailer is available for rent on Airbnb or Suitable Digs. Not only is it a wonderful retreat for some peace and quiet, but it’s also a vacation rental that takes care of the environment. The trailer and property use solar energy, rainwater collection systems, organic farming, and composting.
Guests at the Spartan can relax on the large, private deck.
Relax, unwind, and take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the New Mexico desert surrounding the Spartan. A patio table with chairs is the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or dine al fresco.
Step inside to the beautiful birch paneled entryway.
Walking into the home, you can immediately sense the well-thought-out design of the historic trailer’s renovation. The entryway has a built-in mail/file holder and a small vanity with drawers for storage.
Taking a left from the entryway, you’ll reach the Spartan’s fully-equipped kitchen.
Staying true to its 1940s roots, the kitchen features a retro, seafoam green refrigerator, and the original latches, hinges, and cabinet doors. There is also a gas stove with oven, plenty of counter space, and a sink that sits under a window looking out to the beautiful views.
The lounge and seating area display the stunning use of natural materials that were used to renovate the Spartan.
The birch paneling continues throughout the entire trailer which makes a beautiful contrast against the brick red faux-leather couch. There is a built-in bookshelf, a small television, and a handmade mahogany table. Windows surround the space letting in lots of natural light.
From the seating area, you can get a glimpse of the entire length of the 30-foot trailer home.
From this angle, you can see the clever layout of the kitchen with additional storage for dishes and linens. The black and white checkered floors lead you back toward the Spartan’s bathroom and sleeping quarters.
The bathroom is one of the most eco-friendly rooms in the trailer.
The modestly-sized bathroom is made using stainless steel, copper, and natural wood. In pure eco-friendly fashion, the bathroom features a composting toilet, while all of the water on the Spartan goes through a gray water system that helps nourish the organic backyard garden.
In the ‘rear’ of the trailer, you’ll find the comfy and cozy bedroom.
If you notice, the red bedding and curtains in the bedroom compliment the brick red sofa in the seating area – no detail has been ignored. The sleeping quarters with queen-size bed is the perfect place to rest your head after a fun day exploring Santa Fe. Just draw the curtains and doze off to the silence of the desert.
Ready to book your stay at this gorgeous property?
“A splendid alternative to the standard hotel or vacation rental experience, Suitable Digs offers something personal and unique for each visitor. If you are looking for an alternative to hotels, motels or inns in Santa Fe, this may be just the place for you,” Suitable Digs says on their website.
Visit the Airbnb listing or Suitable Digs for more information on rates and their sustainability mission.
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Source: Mobile Adventurers