Will Smith’s identify will not be the primary that involves thoughts while you consider glamping. However Anderson Cell Estates, a prized maker of celeb RVs, is poised to vary that.
7744 Ranch feels like a suburban sufficient tackle, however that’s not fairly the case. Positioned within the once-quaint Austin, Texas, the humble-sounding 7747 Ranch is a brand new dwelling 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 celeb motorhome market within the 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 couple of.
The value tags on a lot of its mega buses graze seven figures, and Will Smith’s $2.5 million “The Warmth” RV is the costliest AME film trailer of all time. At 1,200 sq. toes, it’s additionally one of many largest motorhomes on the planet.
Glamping in Will Smith’s RV
After 20-plus years of service, “The Warmth” is now again in AME’s arms and able to reside out its retirement as a 7744 Ranch glamping rental. Right here’s the hitch (get it?): One evening on this rig prices round $9,000.
Earlier than you clutch your pearls in sticker shock, think about the record 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 stage.
‘The Warmth’ Trailer Facilities
- 1,200 sq. toes of inside house
- Hydraulically activated “pop-up” second stage
- 2 slideouts
- Second-level cinema
- Second-level main bedroom
- 14 TVs (I’m not even certain how that’s bodily doable, however certain.)
- Make-up and wardrobe room
- Full kitchen
- 2 full bogs
- Separate eating room
- Doorways with automated “Star Wars” sound results
- Granite counter tops
- Hardwood flooring
- Gentle leather-based upholstery
A Place for RVs in a Altering Local weather?
Anybody usually conversant in present developments probably is aware of that Austin is without doubt one of the hottest locations on the map. As soon as often known as the music capital of the American West, the weirdest little holdout in Texas is now a burgeoning hub of tech, actual property, and celeb tradition.
Fuel-guzzling cellular properties — even the overly opulent ones — are decidedly much less modern. Chalk it as much as issues over local weather change and revenue disparities. Right this moment, 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 cellular mansions again so as to keep away from public criticism. So AME’s entry into the Austin tourism market by means of 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 concerned about spending $9,000 an evening to lease a trailer can be part of its “rising waitlist” at 7744ranch.com.