Transforming RVs, vintage campers, and trailers into food trucks, coffee shops, and even boutiques is hot. Another growing trend in the camper renovation business is turning both new and vintage mobile homes into spas, salons, barber shops, and even a swimming pool!
Granted, the towable swimming pool is a bit of an anomaly, but it sure is fun and expands the definition of a mobile business and the art behind it.
1. Luigi & Sons Mobile Barber Shop
The classic barbershop is finally back in a big way. Not only do they offer traditional shaves and haircuts, but also food, cocktails, specialty products, and personalized service.
The Mobile Barber Shop by Luigi & Sons on the Gold Coast of Australia takes a step further and offers on-site shaves and hair services at weddings and special events.
This roving barbershop was built from a vintage canned ham trailer. It is decked out with the barber shop’s skeleton logo, checkered floor, and black barber chairs. There are also some sweet leather chairs outside for waiting patrons.
2. Cut & Run Mobile Hair Salon
Located in the United Kingdom, the Cut & Run Mobile Salon was designed for busy people who need quick haircuts and styles. Built from a box delivery truck, the interior features a two salon chairs, a small bench used as a waiting room, and a small stove and refrigerator for tea and drinks.
3. Head Over Wheels Hair Company
Head Over Wheels Hair Company is a hair studio located in Bend, Oregon. Built from a shiny 1946 Spartan Manor trailer, the trailer has room for one or two customers and a few lawn chairs outside for waiting patrons. Owned by Jyliana Porterfield, the salon is mobile but can usually be found at one location in town.
4. Heavenly Hands Massage & Acupuncture
With a goal to offer Detroit residents relaxing massage and healing acupuncture treatments, Heavenly Hands Massage & Acupuncture owner La Shauna D. Moore decided to take to the streets.
The mobile massage spa can come to any home or office for treatments like deep tissue, hot stone massage, and reflexology. Built from a Ford short bus, the outside windows are blocked with curtains for customer privacy.
The interior features a portable massage table, refrigerator for drinks, a hot stone and towel warmer, tea-making facilities, seating area, relaxing music, and even a fireplace.
5. Benedetto Bufalino Mobile Swimming Pool
This wild roaming swimming pool is not a small business, but it is a unique piece of art by French designer Benedetto Bufalino. Built out of a vintage caravan, the entire roof was removed and the interior strengthened to support the weight of the water.
A liner was then built and sealed to hold the water. The pool is accessed via an RV ladder from the rear. This is not the first time Bufalino has designed this type of unusual art. Check out his hot tub in a mini car, telephone booth aquarium, and another caravan on a scissor lift.