We are a husband and wife DIY duo, owners of a 2007 Airstream Interstate living in Galveston County, Texas, although I'm originally from eastern Canada. My husband is a mechanical / aerospace engineer currently working as a Flight Controller for the International Space Station. My professional background and university degrees are in science and tech, and I have spent the past ten years developing and running my own industrial consulting business with specialization in environmental health and safety issues.
We are bloggers (The Interstate Blog
currently hosted on the ancient Google-owned service known as Blogspot because I don't have the time or patience to learn WordPress), and heavy users of Air Forums for the past several years (I'm a "Rivet Master", whatever that means).
Lately I've been branching out because the DIY universe of Airstream Interstate owners seems fairly small and I want to learn more about what others are doing to modify their Class Bs. For this reason I joined Instagram several months back (@interstate.blog) so that I could follow more of the Vanlife culture and characters. I've also been poking around a few additional user forums.
Our many mods and tweaks are described on our blog, and we are in the middle of a huge lithium upgrade right now. Class B Forum has been really helpful because it has introduced me to some "new to us" DIYers who have built their rigs from the ground up. My husband and I realize now that we maybe shoulda built our own instead of buying a finished Class B two years ago, but we had no clue about that at the time. Hindsight is always 20/20.
Here's one of my favorite rig pics to date, taken in Gabarus Nova Scotia this past summer.