FAQ

What is the cost of a basic renovation?

A: In order to get a clear picture of what you are looking for, we need to know some specifics. Do you want a full renovation or partial renovation? Or do you possibly just want to have a service/repair done? Do you have the Airstream, van or vehicle, or do you need to get one (We have Pickers that can help you)? The best way to get an estimate would be to simply call us to schedule an appointment at (805) 377-6747 Some services can last just a day or two and won’t cost as much as a full/partial renovation. An example of a service like this would be “demolition”. Demolition will often cost between $50 to $70 a linear ft.

All that being said, our typical Shell-Off Renovations start in the range of $100K to $150K. Why so much? We are building a high-end luxury home in a vintage vehicle. We don't mean to brag but we are the best builders in the industry, and that is because of our experience and our attention to detail and quality. We spend a ton of hours and effort making sure you get what you paid for. And we can't tell you how often we've been hired to re-renovate projects that our "competitors" built... build with us and do it right the first time. Call us to discuss your project!

How long does a renovation take?

A: Similar to the cost – we can’t give a definitive time of completion until we have assessed your project individually. However, a full renovation usually takes between 9 months to a year. A partial renovation commonly takes between 3 months to 6 months. If you are looking to get a single service done then those usually take much less time; for example, a demolition won’t take more than a day or two.

At Innovative Spaces we take pride in the client’s satisfaction and that includes providing certain guarantees that many renovation companies often will not provide. Once an assessment and a build plan is made we give you a target date and we always meet this project deadline. The only reason a deadline would be pushed back is if you (the client) decide to have an order or design changed, once the build process has started, past what was decided at the beginning

What is a Shell-Off Renovation?

A: We've been restoring and renovating Airstreams for a long time, and our process has evolved over the years to the point where we now recommend that every trailer project be a Shell-Off Renovation. By definition that means that we "unzip" the shell from the chassis at its base, we basically pop all the rivets and screws (after having gutted the trailer) and lift the shell from the sub-frame and chassis. Why do we do that? Because you are paying us to build you a luxury living space in a vintage trailer, and we don't like throwing good money at bad foundations!  Prior to building your living space, we want to make sure that the chassis is restored and strengthened and ready for another lifetime of adventures. Once we restore the chassis and install all the sub-floor systems and tanks and wiring, we install your new subfloor and reattach the shell to get ready for build-out.