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Eight inspiring Sprinter van conversions for your tiny home adventure

Just a decade ago, Sprinter cargo vans were mostly used for, well, cargo. The boxy vehicles (usually but not always bearing a Mercedes-Benz …

Dining Rooms

Here's how to clean an electric cooktop (hint: It's pretty easy)

Smooth electric cooktops are one of the easiest surfaces in your kitchen to clean. The key is making sure you don't damage these glass-ceramic stovetops in the process.<p>Supplies<p>Paper towels, lint-free cleaning cloth or gentle cleaning pad<br>• Ceramic cooktop cleaner (click here for some examples)<br>• A new …

A luxurious "Airstream hotel" is coming to Yosemite

In 1921, a self-made Stanford graduate by the name of Wally Byam built the world's first Airstream trailer. He'd started off with a tent contraption on a Model T chassis, but found it couldn't stand the rain. So he removed the tent and added a shelter top, in the shape of a teardrop. Then he added …

Santa Barbara

California has more National Parks than any state. Here are hidden gems you must see at every one.

It's hard to write about the California wilderness without reverting to clichés or John Muir quotes. The undeveloped lands of the Golden State are sublime in their variety, shocking in their breadth and generally defy generic descriptions.<p>One must, truly, see the state's sprawling nature for …

National Parks

Best bets for fall foliage in the Bay Area and Northern California

Is California the best state in the country to go leaf peeping?<p>Although the colors will never be as wide raging as the fall foliage on display in New England, "few Californians know our state has the longest, most diverse, and - I believe - the most spectacular show of fall color in the nation, …

Northern California

Before & After: A Dull RV Becomes a Cheerful Abode in Just 21 Days

An Australian couple and their three-year-old son prepare for life on the road in Canada.<p>When Grace and Eric Koelma sold their home in Australia in 2017, they acted upon a ruminating idea of exploring the world and embracing an adventurous, nomadic lifestyle with their young son, Leo. Craving a …

Countertops

35 Essential Tools For Your Garage

Plan on working on your car at home? Here's pretty much everything you need.<p>Every car deserves a nice garage, and every garage deserves good tools and supplies. If you plan on working on your car at home, here's everything you'll need to get started.

The Suttle Lodge: A Hipster-Rustic Retreat in Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest

If you’re planning a getaway to a national forest, you’re probably envisioning bare-bones accommodations or kitschy motels that were last renovated …

Deschutes

34 Silent Signs That Your House Is Failing

Your house can’t talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent …

Home Improvement

You Can Spend the Night in a Glamorous Airstream Trailer in the Middle of Yosemite National Park

“Sometimes I wish I lived in an Airstream,” country queen Miranda Lambert sang in the 2009 song simply titled “Airstream.” Now, nearly 10 years …

National Parks

New ‘Airstream hotel’ coming to Yosemite National Park

Stay in one of 80 iconic silver bullet trailers<p>For many, camping in the great outdoors or a quaint teardrop trailer is the perfect way to get away. But others may prefer to “glamp,” otherwise known as luxury camping, in order to enjoy a few more creature comforts. That’s the idea behind the Santa …

National Parks

AutoCamp: Luxury Glamping Retreats, California Edition

AutoCamp is taking glamping to a new level with its fleet of custom Airstreams and luxury tents, kitted out with all the accoutrements of a design …

Santa Barbara

Boho-chic, fully converted camper van is $35K

#VanLife on a budget<p>Ask any follower of the #VanLife philosophy to elaborate on its attributes and you’ll get an earful; living in a van can help you downsize, forego a mortgage, and facilitate adventures in new places. But underneath the evangelizing is a hard reality: Van life is still expensive.</i> …

RVs

Learn The Basics of RV Roofing with The Ultimate RV Roof Guide!

Having an RV means you don’t have to be worried about rain, sun, or the weather conditions while on the road and camping. It offers a roof over your …

Home Improvement

You Can Go Glamping Oregon Trail Style in Yosemite's New Covered Wagons

Pioneers in the old days definitely did not travel in the lap of luxury in their covered wagons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t.<p>If you’re one of …

Glamping

RV Electrical: All the Basics You Need To Know!

The privilege of electricity is the one thing that separates traditional camping from RV-ing. The option of having access to the best RV generator, …

RVs

How to Clean With Lemon, Vinegar & Baking Soda

Lemons are a mild disinfectant and effective cleaner.<p>Lemon<p>Step 1<p>Put used lemon rinds in the garbage disposal with a handful of ice. Turn on for ten …

Cleaning

Best Generator For RV 2018: Top 10 Picks for RVers

The more luxury an RV is, the more powerful the generator must be in order to match the energy requirement. Without having an efficient and reliable …

RVs

This RV Was Designed by a Former DeLorean Engineer

The BMW-powered Vixen 21 must have been amazing at the 1986 Detroit Auto Show, because it still is today.<p>When clever engineering and great design join forces, the result will at least be memorable. But even an innovative product isn't guaranteed sales success, as proven by the Vixen 21's trip from …

Detroit Auto Show

Rent This Reimagined Airstream For Your Next Shindig

After a complete renovation, a vintage airstream is reborn into an eclectic event rental space.<p>When Shelby Wilson bought a vintage airstream in 2015, she had a vision. It would be the ideal setting for a wide range of events, such as a VIP lounge for a corporate launch, as well as a mobile dressing …

Airstream

Tesla Pickup Expedition Rendered As Ultimate Off-Road Camper

It sure looks brawny, doesn’t it?When the Tesla Semi was unveiled back in 2017, Elon Musk showed an image of the potential pickup versions of the …

Tesla

How to Apply Joint Tape

Apply Joint Tape<p>Apply Tape to Joints<p>Step 1<p>Choose your weapon. Taping a joint can be done with two different types of tape: paper tape or …

Home Improvement

These 10 amazing bus conversions put a new spin on mobile living

Nothing is better than jumping in your car and hitting the road in search of an adventure, but what if your home <i>was</i> your car, essentially making …

Living Rooms

Tips of the Week: Managing Cables, Controlling Pump Bottles, Custom Boxes, and Storage from Trash

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can’t talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent …

New website helps you buy a conversion van

Never scroll through Craigslist again<p>In Curbed’s extensive coverage of campers, trailers, and RVs, we get asked the same question a lot: How do I buy one used? If you’re on a budget and looking for a converted Sprinter van, for example, it can be hard searching through Craigslist or forums for the …

Torsus Praetorian 4×4 Off-Road Bus

Overland van conversions are good for getting friends and family out into the great outdoors. But when you need to take the entire office, you'll …

12 Badass Oregon Trails to Put on Your Bucket List

No matter the weather, most of these hikes in Oregon are absolutely stunning. So if you’re looking to get out and explore Oregon, we have you covered …

15 Essential Hole Saw Smarts Every DIYer Should Know

Our best hole saw tips for getting your project done right.<p>When you need to drill a large hole, bigger than 1-1/2 in. in diameter or so, a hole saw …