Let the Adventure Begin.
The Spartan is our mansion on wheels. Manufactured by the Spartan Aircraft Co in the 1949, it was considered the “Cadillac” of trailers with its deco styled exterior and furnished with the latest couches and window coverings of its time. We have kept all the original wood work inside (minus the new floors). Its current decor is inspired by Mid-Century Ranch design and we couldn’t be more obsessed. This 168 sq. ft. camper comes equipped with a full-size bed in the back, a kitchen area with a refrigerator, microwave and a coffee maker. The living room also comes with a futon that pulls out to a full-size bed. This spacious camper sleeps up to 2+ and has a peaceful deck with patio furniture and an umbrella.
With the great housing demand after the war, J. Paul Getty, owner of Spartan Aircraft, determined trailer manufacturing would be the next venture for the Spartan Aircraft Co. In short order the first prototype trailer was manufactured by the summer of 1945. Spartan used simi-monocoque construction never seen before in trailer manufacturing. They were determined to produce the best product found in the market. A small production run of 100 trailers similar to the prototype had been scheduled by later 1945, however before production began Spartan took one more step to ensure they would have a trailer like no other. They hired G.R. Schutes, a designer of national reputation, to give the overall design a more modern look incorporating forward looking deco styling.
True to their intent Spartan spared no expense on these trailers. Manufactured to the highest quality and sleekest design employing the monocoque building technique used in airplane manufacturing, they were truly the “Cadillac” of trailers. When we compare the price of a brand-new home in Levittown for under $8000 including the land the 25 foot Spartan Manor at close to $4000 was rather expensive. The first models rolling off the production line in the mid 40’s to early 50’s could be considered true travel trailers in ever since with the largest reaching around 35 feet long. As the interstate highway system began to come into existence things would change. The company started making much larger trailers, or homes as Spartan preferred to call them. They were furnished in the latest of styles from couches to window coverings.
In 1962 the plant closed and the company went into the insurance and financial business, under the name of the Minnehoma Insurance Co., After closing its plant, Spartan sold its name to the Spartan School of Aeronautics, which continues today.
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To us, This 2 slice of Heaven on Earth puts the “U” in Unique… Pictures could not do it justice, it’s a Must see in order to truly experience and see its beauty. You’ll find yourself surrounded by pieces of history, each with a story that will be an added flavor to your journey. The creators have fashioned the place with wit, charm and a comfort of home.
On another note, the wood was perfectly seasoned and burned beautifully, we made use of the s’more bar you so generously had available. Loved visiting with the local celebrities that shared the driveway. We were even surprised by the longhorn parade! Absolutely loved that! Raymond and Mrs.Debbie thanks kindly for opening your gate to us!…
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Stay IN Spicewood.
Green Acres is a unique spot that offers our guests a chance to enjoy the Texas Hill Country & experience glamping all in one. We have four 200 sqft newly renovated tiny homes that each have their own flair on the inside. We have seven vintage campers that each have a unique story to tell. Each unit has access to The Bathhouse that consists of 4 bathrooms (2 indoor showers) 2 outdoor showers, a community sitting area, laundry room, full-size refrigerator, ice machine. Each unit has access to the outdoor area with a playground (adult must be present), hammocks, BBQ pits, fire pits (must follow county guidelines if there is a burn ban in effect), corn hole, room to walk and enjoy our property, and outdoor dining areas. We do allow dogs, but they must be on the leash at all times. We also have a dog park and dog wash station available. We have free-range ducks and chickens that roam the property.