Vintage Caravan Urban Glamping!

Camper/RV - Entire home/apt · 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94608, United States

Welcome! Enjoy all the comforts of home in this fabulously restored vintage caravan. Come say hi to the chickens, borrow a bike, enjoy coffee and tea in the garden. You'll be close to pretty much everything and BART is a short walk away.

The Space

Welcome! Enjoy all the comforts of home in this fabulously restored vintage caravan. Come say hi to the chickens, borrow a bike, enjoy coffee and tea in the garden. You'll be close to pretty much everything and BART is 7 blocks away. We look forward to hosting you!

MAKING A RESERVATION: Please check out our FAQ & house rules first. If the dates you want aren't available, check out our other listing (click on our profile to see listings.)

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- Centrally located to BART, UCB, and restaurants
- Borrow one of our loaner bikes
- BART to SF in less than half an hour
- Wifi, linens, towels, coffee, and tea provided
- Big ol' yard with chickens
- One of two Airbnb spots here, so you might meet some other travelers! It's like a hostel, but clean. ;)

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Glamour + camping = glamping!

Come glamp in our little slice of country life. This 1964 Kenskill camper has been fabulously restored and customized so you can play "pretend camp" while enjoying the comforts of home. This is a great spot especially if you've ever been tiny-home-curious.

In a previous life, this caravan was the food truck for Katie Cupcake, serving up the delicious treats in Flagstaff, AZ. You're sure to enjoy sweet dreams. ;)

We rearranged the interior so it feels much more spacious than the traditional layout. It's really quite nice inside. And yes, there's even a full bathroom with a proper flush toilet, sink, and small separate shower. Towels and linens provided.

All greywater (sinks and shower) are filtered through a composting worm bin and the water recycled into the garden. We'll provide you with biodegradable soaps safe for plants and animals.

Full kitchen is stocked with the tools you need to cook for your stay. Working gas range, double sink, microwave and fridge. Coffee and tea provided, plus fresh eggs when the young hens start laying enough! Hopefully we'll have enough to share soon. In the meantime, watching "chicken TV" is a relaxing way to enjoy the garden.

Our place is one of those homes that's all front yard, and we positioned this trailer so you can sit at the dinette and enjoy a view of the garden and our silly flock of chickens.

Some people ask about safety. We've lived in the East Bay for 15 years, sampling the whole socioeconomic spectrum of neighborhoods. The only times we've ever had issues were in the "nicest" and the "worst" of them. We've felt more at home here in this slice of town that we've felt anywhere else in the Bay Area. Put on your city smarts and you should be A-OK.

That being said, there are lots of great places to eat and drink nearby whether you want to walk, bike or drive. Three great new restaurants opened nearby: Moxy (excellent beer garden with amazing fries), Next Door (solid brunch and dinner fare), and Easy Creole (casual and delicious). Our favorite local spot is Sweet Adeline with delicious pastries and tasty coffee. Another coffee and sandwich shop, Alchemy Cafe just opened up next to Easy Creole. It's straight out of Portlandia.

On Tuesdays, there's a farmer's market from 3-7pm just a couple blocks away! A little further and we have a Saturday market nearby too on Stanford Ave.

Your hosts are two UCB alums and former co-opers. Lewis is a programmer by day, musician by night. Ginger does all manner of things and works from home. We enjoy playing innkeep so after we get you all settled in, we'll leave you to your own devices, but don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.

Thanks for looking and happy travels!

Guest Access

Everything inside the trailer, shared garden, loaner bikes (ask us first to get set up!). Patio is for cottage guests.

Interaction with Guests

Once we get you all settled in, we'll leave you to your own devices. This is our home and we live onsite, so we're very accessible. You'll probably see us puttering around the garden or enjoying chicken theater at some point.

The Neighborhood

For some reason Airbnb doesn't know how to place us on the map. We're on the same block as Lois the Pie Queen -- a neighborhood fixture and solid greasy spoon diner.

Getting around

7 block walk to the closest BART station, 20-25min train to SF.

Other Things to Note

We have a camp cot you can use as a second bed. To fit it, you will have to sacrifice the dinette.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $395 /week
Monthly Price: $1425 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • Our stay at the Muffin Mansion was a delight. The space was clean, private and provided us with a good view of the chickens (whose eggs were delicious). We met Ginger briefly and she was accommodating and friendly. We appreciated their handbook with lots of great dinner suggestions.

    From their location we were able to walk to Berkeley and a really decent, local beer/wine store. I recommend this as a great place to stay on a budget.

    April 2014
  • We stayed in the caravan for a few days while visiting the bay area. The glamper was just as pictured, and had everything we needed - including a mini heater for the cold nights. One thing to note is that having a car might make your stay even better, since most of the food and markets in the area require a drive. The location is fairly close to BART, but it is an expensive ride into the city, especially for repeat trips. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay, and the chickens in the yard really added character and entertainment to our experience!

    April 2014
  • Staying at Ginger and Lewis's caravan was amazing experience. The couple were so friendly and attentive and nice. The night we arrived was quite late so it was hard to find any dinner around, they even took their own noodles for us. The space is clean and cozy, we love it. The chicks and GK the cat made a great fun touch. Recommend to anyone who wanna have alternative travel experience.

    April 2014
  • The muffin mansion was adorable! Clean and comfortable! I never got the chance to meet Ginger or Lewis but I enjoyed my stay. I was engaged in a conference at the Oakland Marriott which was a quick BART ride away. I was surprised at how safe the community felt walking to/from Ashby station. I loved Adeline's cafe down the street which had delicious gluten free almond cake! This was such a great alternative to staying at the conference hotel. It felt like a rural oasis with the garden and the chickens. it was lovely to hear the rain!

    April 2014
  • This adorable spot is an oasis right in the middle of the city. Very convenient location, attentive hosts. Included: everything you could need! I got still-warm fresh eggs! It's whimsical and cheerful and even the towels were folded into origami swans!

    April 2014
  • Awesome caravan! Great hosts! The chickens were fun to watch, their outdoor cat was friendly and they let us try some fresh eggs from their chickens. They were super tasty! It was interesting seeing how they set up their garden and chicken coop in their own front yard. Ginger and Lewis were super nice, accommodating and very informative. They had a binder full of information on nearby restaurants and shops. They even offered us some bikes to use on our night out to the Fox Theatre but it was raining so we decided to take the Bart instead. They let us borrow some umbrellas since it was raining. Also, the bart is just a few blocks from their place which you can take straight into San Francisco and their place is close to a farmer's market. There's a lot of friendly folks in their neighborhood who said hello to us as we walked by. I would stay here again and would recommend their place if you're in the area.

    March 2014
  • Ginger and Lewis have an awesome place! My sister and I stayed in the Muffin Mansion for a few days while we explored Oakland and San Fransisco. We loved the comfort and coziness that the mansion offered. Ginger and Lewis were beyond welcoming and made sure we were comfortable. We even got eggs for breakfast and towel animals when we arrived.
    Thanks Ginger and Lewis for making our stay so fun! We are already telling all our friends to stay there and can't way to come back in the future!

    March 2014
  • The muffin mansion is adorable! Highly recommended! The chicken eggs are so tasty! And the chickens are so much fun to watch while drinking coffee that ginger and lewis provide. The bed is super comfy and if you need anything from toothpaste to guide books ginger and lewis are very accommodating. Five stars.

    March 2014
  • Had a great stay at this lovely home, very quirky and unique. Centrally locate to visit Oakland and take BART into the city

    March 2014
  • Wonderful stay - cozy, clean, and very comfortable. It's a small space; but has everything you need and a lovely sunny garden to sit in and visit with the chickens. Very nice hosts!

    March 2014
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Can I just say we love Oakland? Many of our guests come here as a base camp for exploring San Francisco, but Oakland is HOT. It's in the middle of a rapid transformation and the air is just crackling with energy. In all our travels, we've discovered that it's easy to visit a place, but it's hard to visit a time. If you want to experience a city that's alive, where Something Is Happening, where the glory days are here and now -- then Oakland is where you want to be. -- We (Lewis and Ginger) are two UC Berkeley alums and former co-opers. We're also the creators of the Puking Kitty Saucy Boat -- it's hideously delightful. Lewis plays with computers and music, Ginger plays with glass and design. We love coffee, brew beer, throw BBQs and religiously attend the East Bay Bike Party. A few years back, we bought a fixer-upper and have been terraforming it here and there as the budget allows. As more and more friends and family started staying the night, we realized we love playing host. So we've decided to open up the place, give Airbnb a try, and play innkeep to folks passing through. Together we've traveled to Norway, Peru, Nicaragua, Jalisco Mexico, New York, New Orleans, Boise ID, Madison WI, Denver CO, Salt Lake City, Tucson AZ, Chicago IL, all up and down the US Pacific Coast, Argentina, Philippines, and Bali. P.S. My parents have a Philippines beach resort on Airbnb. Check it out: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/539038
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