Will Smith’s identify is probably not the primary that involves thoughts whenever you consider glamping. However Anderson Cell Estates, a prized maker of movie star RVs, is poised to vary that.
7744 Ranch appears like a suburban sufficient handle, however that’s not fairly the case. Situated within the once-quaint Austin, Texas, the humble-sounding 7747 Ranch is a brand new house to a few of Hollywood’s showiest retired land yachts.
The corporate behind the RV resort is Anderson Cell Estates (AME), a model that engulfed the customized movie star motorhome market within the Nineteen Nineties — and continues to design high-end RVs for the wealthy and well-known. Now, AME is tapping into the vacationer business and repurposing a few of its flashier, retired estates as stationary leases.
As a customized RV designer, AME has catered to Sin Metropolis A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, J-Lo, Stallone, Mariah Carey, Vin Diesel, and Simon Cowell, to call a number of.
The worth tags on lots of its mega buses graze seven figures, and Will Smith’s $2.5 million “The Warmth” RV is the most costly AME film trailer of all time. At 1,200 sq. toes, it’s additionally one of many largest motorhomes on the earth.
Glamping in Will Smith’s RV
After 20-plus years of service, “The Warmth” is now again in AME’s palms and able to reside out its retirement as a 7744 Ranch glamping rental. Right here’s the hitch (get it?): One night time on this rig prices round $1,200.
Earlier than you clutch your pearls in sticker shock, think about the listing of facilities “The Warmth” has to supply — or, higher but, take a video tour. This two-story rig, not not like its polarizing former occupant, completely slaps (relying in your POV) — and takes the idea of a rooftop tent to a complete new degree.
‘The Warmth’ Trailer Facilities
- 1,200 sq. toes of inside area
- Hydraulically activated “pop-up” second degree
- 2 slideouts
- Second-level cinema
- Second-level master suite
- 14 TVs (I’m not even positive how that’s bodily attainable, however positive.)
- Make-up and wardrobe room
- Full kitchen
- 2 full bogs
- Front room
- Separate eating room
- Doorways with automated “Star Wars” sound results
- Granite counter tops
- Hardwood flooring
- Tender leather-based upholstery
A Place for RVs in a Altering Local weather?
Anybody typically accustomed to present traits probably is aware of that Austin is among the hottest locations on the map. As soon as referred to as the music capital of the American West, the weirdest little holdout in Texas is now a burgeoning hub of tech, actual property, and movie star tradition.
Fuel-guzzling cell houses — even the overly opulent ones — are decidedly much less modern. Chalk it as much as considerations over local weather change and revenue disparities. In the present day, the market favors low carbon footprints and fewer extra for the sake of extra.
Autoevolution.com has even speculated that some celebrities are promoting their cell mansions again with a view to keep away from public criticism. So AME’s entry into the Austin tourism market by glamping looks like a intelligent approach of leveraging its older luxurious trailers to enchantment to altering, hipper tastes. It’s kind of reinventing its personal wheel.
On the time of publication, the corporate’s 7744 Ranch RV resort was nonetheless on the verge of launching. These keen on spending $1,200 an evening to hire a trailer can be part of its “rising waitlist” at 7744ranch.com.