Is there really a Holiday House?

So we just got back from Palm Springs Modernism week and Mike fell in love with the Holiday House that was there. He told me that if I could find one, then he wouldn’t mind going camping in it. So as soon as I got back home I started my search.

Lo and behold, on ebay there was a “Holiday House Lugnut” for sale. $9,000 dollars? What?! There were pictures of a Holiday House but we both know that could be copy and pasted from anywhere! So I texted. After about 6 hours and countless back and forth (he wouldn’t send any pictures or tell me where it was located, only to tell me to send him the money via paypal). HA! That wasn’t going to happen!

So I told Mike who took over the negotiation. A few more hours and the deal was done. I just needed to pick it up. (um What?! Where???). It would have to wait a few months because the mountain pass was closed but in Spring Edward would let us know.

Long story short, in May I contacted an acquaintance from Modernism Week (Tim Brown-he’s the one that restored that Holiday House and it won Best in Show!).

So I met Tim Brown past Auburn, CA and we jumped in his white truck which he had spare tires, jumper cables and all sorts of implements to help bring this trailer back (if there was one..still not sure). And headed for…um…..Termo, CA.

To tell you how far out we were, there was one of these!!!

Miles of nothing and then our GPS said we have arrived. There was one house with a fence around it. Could the fence be hiding a Holiday House?


A quick signoff on paperwork with the owners wife.

So this is what it looked like:

Driver’s side
Drivers side back corner.
A very quick exterior exam and a tire change – oh and they threw in a mounted deer head for Tim!
Small issue with tire , but nothing that holding our breath couldn’t fix! LOL
Tim is showing off the luck we had. Enlarged lug holes. Always check to make sure everything is snug. Never assume.
Made it to Tim’s workshop! Let the rehab begin!!

The Good, The Bad, The VERY Bad!

So first, a few pictures:

Door step in solid working order-needs some clean up. Inside doorway is solid-very good sign. Definately needs new floor.
The Dining area with original curtains and upholstery: Will try to save what I can, but wood is very rotted and ceiling is non existent. Notice the yellow table to the right! It fits into the wall and folds out either full size or half size. Something Holiday House is known for.
The Kitchen complete! Not sure anything is usable but its all there!!
Ummmm Yuck!!!
Here’s a recap
Here’s the bed-it should fold up to a couch, need to rectify. The window on the left is out but they still have the frame.
ceiling issues
Looks like they ripped out the cabinet with the refrigerator and heater.
Bathroom with full size porcelain toilet. Really and truly gag! Sink is plastic and has large hole in it.
shower is somewhat intact but so small probably could use the space more efficiently without it.
Wow! It even has the on demand heater. Wonder what I could use this for-these are known for their leaking problems.
Comes with all its emblems too!
Linda is looking in and laughing probably wondering what in the world I was thinking!