Ask Melanie: Advice for Buying a Vintage Airstream


The last video I posted was our home tour back in August. Yikes. It’s been a while. If I’m being honest, I feel a lot more comfortable writing than I do speaking– especially in a video that will live forever online– but I’m trying to expand my horizons and maybe even expand my readership through a different medium.

Today I’m answering a question from a lovely reader via video. She wanted advice on how to buy a vintage Airstream. So I’m bestowing my infinite wisdom upon you all. Ha!

Please watch the video above, let me know if you like the video format and let me know if you’d like to see more videos in the future.

Thanks ya’ll.
love, love, love,
melanie

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