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Ever heard anyone respond to an invitation to a camping trip with “Roughing it to me is staying at a Super8 Motel!”  Well, things are changing because now there is a new trend towards vacationing in the great outdoors. It is called glamping (a combination of the words glamorous and camping) and it is taking over as the new and hip vacation.  Examples run the gamut from camping with high-end equipment, tents, and tricked-out RVs to a fully set-up camp site with extras like a feather bed covered in luxurious linens in a gorgeous tent, an already lighted campfire, and professional chef-prepared meals.

Another example and a great place for those who want to go glamping is the Santa Barbara Auto Camp.  Situated in the heart of Santa Barbara, this small resort is actually part of a larger RV park and offers fully restored and decorated vintage Airstream campers as accommodations.  Each Airstream “hotel suite” features a modern interior design using eco-friendly building materials including bamboo flooring, cabinets and counter tops throughout the living areas.  According to Wally Hofmann, co-owner of Santa Barbara Auto Camp,  “bamboo is one of the most plentiful and renewable products on earth and it works well with many design schemes especially when used as flooring or counter tops.  It’s one of the strongest and lightest options available.”


A very glamourous and eco-friendly airstream trailer let’s you travel in style.


When considering the building materials for the Airstreams, Hofmann came straight to us for the bamboo floors, counter tops and tables. Not only do our products provide the very best materials because of the extreme durability and strength of bamboo, the look is fresh and contemporary.  Our products add to the design of really cool accommodations at this one of a kind vacation spot.

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Bamboo flooring and plywood used in Airstream interior.


Working with the people at Santa Barbara Auto Camp is a perfect way to showcase our high-quality Fossilized® bamboo products and exceptional level of customer service.  Not only do we have the same passion about the environment, we share the same philosophies about keeping money flowing in the local economy by working with area businesses and providing exceptional customer service.  Hofmann believes in the importance of working with companies who share the same passions.   As one of our best customers, he says, “Cali Bamboo pays attention to us as customers.”  Additionally, “our business is all about forming strong relationships and keeping our guests happy.  Cali Bamboo helps us accomplish all of these goals.”

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Bamboo floors in the camper’s bedroom.


For a great weekend excursion to Santa Barbara, make sure to stay at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp.  Its location, accommodations and overall appeal make for a fantastic trip that will be repeated over and over again.

Santa Barbara Camping

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