In the workshop

In the ARC workshop today – we’re working on lots of different bits and pieces and the new workshop is also coming together as well – check out the door to the office for instance – how cool is this?

office door at the airstream workshop

This Airstream is getting a new aluminium underbelly…

Aluminium underbelly

Here’s Richard working on the bathroom counter tops for the Pool House Airstream

Pool house cabinets

The polishing is nearly finished on this one and you can see Richard working on the Airstream Pool House in the other building from here.

Airstream polishing

Here you can see some plumbing and electrics snaking across the floor before being restored in this Airstream Land Yacht project

Airstream electrics and plumbing

Airstream repairs

Cafe Airstream

Cafe Airstream

So the Cafe Airstream Deluxe catering unit is now finished and heading out into the world. The new owners are currently building a website for the business so we’ll update you with details of that as soon as we have them and we’ll let you know where the Cafe is going to be out and about at events next year so you can go and check it out.

Here are a few more pictures of the completed project and you can see more on the catering and bars section of our main website.

Cafe Airstream

Cafe Airstream

Meet the Team 2 – Dave


Meet Dave

Dave has been working at American Retro Caravans since April. He has been working for himself as a carpenter since he was 18, building kitchens, cabinets and various other bespoke woodwork projects.

Since joining the team at ARC, Dave has taken the position of ‘King Laminator’ laminating the interior of the Airstreams, alongside other carpentry and cabinet making tasks. Everything in the Airstreams is hand built and made to order – nothing is from the shelf – so Dave’s skills are in demand as he helps to create and fit made to measure furniture in each one.

What else does Dave do at ARC?

“I keep the workforce on their toes with my banter. I also teach English to our Polish staff member . I’ve been teaching him Mockney. I’m from Kent originally.”

Dave’s favourite colour is green and his favourite thing about working at American Retro Caravans is the good working atmosphere:

“We all have a good laugh together and still get on with our work at the same time.”

Interests: Dave used to do a lot of kick boxing and downhill biking until his knees complained and he now prefers to do canoeing and a bit of squash.