4 coolest airstream Airbnbs in Los Angeles (plus an all-night bus)

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Los Angeles has plenty of hip accommodations, from industrial lofts and cute cottages to yurts and teepees. But for travelers seeking vintage charm on a budget, the city also offers some truly impressive stationary RVs and trailers, from vintage Airstreams to quirky buses.

Read on for a list of affordable and trendy trailers to rent on Airbnb for your next getaway, complete with amenities like patios and roof decks for soaking up that Southern California sunshine.

Venice Beach Airstream

Located in hip Venice Beach, this Airstream has all you need for a successful trip out west, with two beds inside and an additional bed in a tepee located on the grass outside. There's also a full kitchen with an oven, stovetop, fridge, coffee maker, juicer and other supplies.

For those that want to explore the city, the trailer's location on Rose Avenue offers easy access to many restaurants, bars, boutiques and exercise studios. Or you can take a short walk over to Venice Beach itself to catch some rays and enjoy the boardwalk. The Airstream starts at $150/night.

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Vintage Rooftop Trailer

Situated on the roof of a bar, this 1952 Airstream boasts views of the L.A. skyline. The deck comes equipped with a ton of sofas, chairs, and a hammock for taking in the vistas, along with plants, Hawaiian umbrellas, string lights and cacti to create a tropical vibe. The RV comfortably fits two people, and comes with a bathroom, a small kitchen and a four-person dining table. Rates start at $300/night.

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Hollywood Hills Airstream

Enjoy Los Angeles' weather and views at this Airstream trailer, located 1,400 feet up in the Hollywood Hills. The dwelling is a vintage 1969 Airstream Globetrotter, lovingly renovated by hosts Thomas and Paula. Their cozy space has one bed, wireless Internet, a Nespresso maker, an Apple TV setup and an electric blanket for chilly nights. The private deck in the back has two lounge chairs so guests can take in views of the iconic Hollywood sign, Santa Monica mountains, and downtown L.A. It starts at $228 / night.

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Airstream on Urban Farm

"On a good day the view extends for miles" at this unique property, complete with a 27-foot Airstream sheltered from the sun by a large tree. It's got a separate outdoor shower, a compost toilet and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the weather -- plus occasional visits from the owner's hens, who roam this urban farm. The trailer starts at $88 / night.

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The 'Apocalyptic Bus'

Finally, for a ride on the wild side, how about a night on Captain Alexander's "apocalyptic bus"? You'll find the bus parked in the Arts District in downtown L.A., and when its not being used for movies, "it can also serve as a cheap hostel," according to the listing. Inside, there are two sofa beds, a hammock, one bathroom, a kitchen with a fridge and stove, and a TV -- and there's a roof deck, too. If you're handy with string instruments, know that the bus also comes decked out with a piano and banjo. The bus starts at $100 / night.

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