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Shea and Syd McGee have renovated nearly every part of a home throughout their tenure as co-hosts of “Dream Home Makeover,” but in the newest season of the Netflix series, the husband-and-wife duo take on a new kind of challenge: remodeling their family’s Airstream for stylish camping trips.
Airstreams, remodeled vans, and other forms of mobile living have been popping up across the internet in recent years, with many people taking to the mobile lifestyle for an opportunity to travel, camp, or live affordably. When Syd brought home an Airstream, Shea was surprised but ready for the challenge, and quickly learned some of the essentials of working on a travel trailer. Above all, she stressed the importance of working with someone who knows what they’re doing.
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“Work with an expert,” Shea said during an interview with Apartment Therapy. “I was blown away by how much I didn’t know about building an Airstream. I think that I imagined I would just design a small space.”
In reality, she had to pay much more attention to the weight of the materials she was using. Rather than put marble tile on every surface in the Airstream’s bathroom like she had initially planned to do, Shea had to scale back and instead use it on the shower floor and two accent walls.
“When I am designing a home, typically the heavier the material, the nicer it is, but with an Airstream you want it to be really light,” she said. “And so I [was] picking materials that are the opposite of what I tend to think of as the materials I’d