Old MacDaddy: Your chance to pitch

Cape Town hipsters will know all about Long Street’s caravan-park-on-top-of-a-building, more glamorously known as The Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park. It really is lots of fun, this trailer park on top of the Grand Daddy Hotel. Each of those Airstreams has a look all of its own, as each one was conceptualised and put together by a different designer. Click here to take a closer look inside.


And now it’s the chance for you to try your hand at kitting out an Airstream in a whole new caravan park! The Daddy Long Legs Group – who brought you the Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel, The Grand Daddy and the Airstream Trailer Park – are at it again, this time in the vineyards and fruit orchards of Elgin.


Daddy Long Legs Group is calling for proposals from artists and designers, to decorate the interiors of the Airstream Land Yachts and Luxury Tents to open to the public in March 2010. Please visit this link to read the whole brief, taking note that entries close on 30 December 2009.

Submissions must be presented as a Moodboard, and our stylist, Tracy Lynch, has kindly shared two of her moodboards with us, just to give you an idea of what this entails:



So come on, sharpen your pencils and get designing. And who knows? Maybe you’ll soon be able to camp it up in Elgin, in a caravan of your very own design.

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  • I’m surprised that that a publication of your standards would get involved in what is set to be one of the biggest environmental disasters Elgin has ever seen. You should have been more careful. There is no impact study, no plans passed. The entire operation is unlawful. I look forward to seeing your comments in Noseweek.

  • Hi Bruno

    Thank you for the feedback – you’ve raised important issues. Of course we have done things properly – you are most welcome to pop in to the hotel anytime and I will personally show you copies of the plans, rezoning, liquor licenses, recycling policies, waste disposal strategies etc.. We are looking at obtaining Fair Trade Accreditation so certainly are very aware of our environment. My e-mail address is jody@orangestreet.co.za – you are welcome to visit anytime Thank you Jody

  • Hi Bruno

    Thank you for your comments. Your facts are not correct but you have highlighted an important issue which we have, of course, addressed. We are looking at Fair Trade Accreditation so environmental considerations are important to us. In fact our business is only one of three fair trade establishments in Cape Town. We certainly have plans, zoning applications, liquor license application, health and safety, recycling programs etc.. You are most welcome to review these any time – we are situated at 38 Long Street, Cape Town Many Thanks Jody

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