My first trek down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was a memorable one. The beautiful beaches and expansive views of nature are simply breathtaking and it’s just 30 miles outside downtown Los Angeles. For me, it was the perfect place to escape the noise without being too far from civilization.
This airstream-turned-cabin really embodies that sentiment. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains of Malibu, it’s firmly planted in nature but not so far off the beaten path that you can’t find your way back.
It took a tremendous amount of work to transform this Airstream into the quirky yet cozy dwelling you see here. Stripped down to its aluminum studs, the interior was redesigned into a studio featuring huge framless windows that give an unfetered view of the valleys below and Pacific Ocean in the distance.
A large cantilevered deck provides the perfect platform to watch the sun rise and set. It’s even outfitted with an extra thick wool rug and cotton poufs so you can lounge in comfort.
Various outdoor and hiking oportunties exist near by including Sandstone Peak, the highest summit of the Santa Monica Mountains. For surfers and beach bums, Malibu’s best breaks are just a short drive away.
The owner does warn that this is not the place to stay if you are afraid of nature or its creatures. Since it’s surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched land, you are likely to see or hear coyotes, owls, seals, roadrunners, and bunnies. There is even a bobcat in the area, though it is usually very skittish.