The Airstream dream began in 2005. We went to visit a friend and his neighbours had a gleaming Airstream outside their house.
We were instantly completely in awe of this gorgeous, silver, iconic trailer. Stepping inside made the excitement grow and we knew we wanted one. However living in the city with nowhere to keep a caravan meant that the desire to own a retro Airstream had to be put on ice.
In 2010 we made the big decision to move from London to Dorset. We packed up our life and with our two kids we headed to the coast and to a new life. We may not particularly like the word glamping but it was very much coming into use which we took as a good sign. Added to this we were mad keen to own an Airstream so we thought we would start with three, that way we could properly test the water and our renovation skills!
After 4 years in Dorset renting space on a campsite for our silver ladies we knew we needed a campsite of our own. Dorset's strict planning restrictions lead us to widen our search and we found the perfect site in the perfect location. We reopened in spring 2015 in our new home of Saxmundham in Suffolk and we have completely fallen in love with Suffolk!
Now the dream has truly taken shape. Happy Days Retro Vacations is our way to share our love of vintage trailers and camping. Our new campsite (should that be glampsite or maybe retro trailer park?) near the Suffolk coast is home for our fabulous old girls. We have refurbished the ladies in a way that we know you will love and for campers we hope our lovely small site will be just the ticket.
Come and stay and you never know you just might be smitten and get the Airstream bug too!
Jenni & Kevin Armstrong