Matthew McConaughey, Camila & Levi touring Texas in his trailer

Matthew McConaughey is taking his hippie lifestyle on the road. He and girlfriend Camila Alves recently packed up baby Levi and hopped into his much beloved Airstream trailer for a good old fashioned road trip to Texas. It really says something about the times when only celebs can afford road trips anymore.

Matthew McConaughey might have given up his beloved Airstream trailer as his primary residence, but that doesn’t mean the shirtless wonder has cut all ties to it. McConaughey, his girlfriend Camila Alves and their 4-month-old son, Levi, piled in and took to the Texas roads, according to Us Weekly.

After visiting the actor’s mother, Kay McConaughey — who tells Us of her grandson, “He’s beautiful, just so mellow!” — the family has been touring McConaughey’s home state. “Levi’s going to grow up to be a wonderful guy who loves life,” Kay McConaughey told the magazine.

[From MSNBC’s The Scoop]

I am so jealous of Levi. He’s going to have such an interesting life. Not only are his parents rich and famous – which obviously gives him a lot of advantages – but they’re down to earth and cool about it too. How many other celebs pile the family into the motor home to visit relatives? I realize I’m probably alone in this, but one of my goals in life is to motor home around the country – and way before retirement age. I do not understand why they’re just for old people. They are hotels on wheels and thus they are awesome.

McConaughey just gave an interview to Architectural Digest magazine all about his beloved Airstream. Which makes me love him even more.

The Airstream’s rounded body “is a beautiful piece of art and aerodynamically very functional,” notes McConaughey, who four years ago fell hard for a 2004 Airstream International CCD 28.

Those 28 feet encompass a living area with a banquette and a dining table/desk; a streamlined kitchen; a toilet and shower; and a snug bedroom that the actor refers to as the Honeycomb on account of its rounded ceiling and golden hues. “It’s got a great window right above your pillow, so when you wake up in the morning, you’re looking right at the ocean or wherever your backyard is that day,” he says.

McConaughey, who has a penchant for pet names, pulls the Airstream behind a 2005 Ford King Ranch pickup that he calls the Eagle. A sojourn on the Squamish Nation reservation in Vancouver, Canada, inspired the Airstream’s moniker: “When I left, they brought me a handcrafted oar that’s one of the symbols of the tribe. The oar guides the canoe, guides you through life—so I named the Airstream the Canoe. I mean, the highways are like riverways, they’re just concrete.” Over the years he’s personalized the Canoe with a satellite dish on the roof; a barbecue in back; book racks and ceiling netting to hold travel literature, journals and scripts; and a custom banquette and table to accommodate his six-foot frame.

McConaughey has ordered two new Airstreams—a 34-footer and a 25-foot “Tepee.” In fact, the actor envisions owning an entire fleet of the trailers. “Then one day I’ll have either an Airstream hotel or an Airstream compound. I don’t know where it’ll be yet, but the thing about Airstreams is you feel a little bad for ’em if you got ’em parked too long and the axles aren’t spinning, you know, because they’re built for the road.”

[From Architectural Digest]

I am now 99% certain that Matthew McConaughey is the man I am destined to be with. Too bad he’s taken. It’s very rare that you can find someone in the under 65 set who truly loves a trailer. Maybe that’s a good thing, I don’t know. But I love that McConaughey appreciates what he has and remains the same regular guy he’s always been.

Here’s Matthew and Camila arriving at the Dolce and Gabbana party held in Milan during fashion week on September 25th. I just love that this glamorous couple is probably chilling in their Airstream right now. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. gg says:

    Ew. What is wrong with his face? Looks like fried bacon.

  2. jennifer says:

    I used to get SO girly squealy whenever I’d see this man. For real, just one picture would get me swooning like a moron.

    And now? I don’t get it. I don’t know what’s happened, but over the last year or 2 I not only no longer find him attractive, I actually find him kind of…hideous. He actually grosses me out. It’s not the body odour stuff (I don’t LIKE body odour lol but I’ve always known he’s a bit…”rugged” ;) ) So I don’t get it. But yeah – gross. 8O

  3. Tina says:

    lol @ gg. Matthew looks like he smells like fried bacon too.

  4. cara says:

    @gg…it’s probably because he runs daily.

    And I like this couple the most of all the Hollywood couples.

  5. says:

    hey jaybird- FYI you can rent and RV for vacation if you want…before katrina hit new orleans we had planned to rent one for 2 weeks and take the good old american road trip and go to new orleans and just stop at little places and do whatever and see whatever we wanted to along the way. i think it sounds like an AMAZING vacation….but then, like i said, katrina hit and that kinda ruined our plans :evil: but it’s really not too expensive and some of then are, like, CRAZY NICE… like C-R-A-Z-Y-N-I-C-E!!!! if you go to different websites they will send you free brochures and dvds and all kinds of stuff to help you pick which is the right one to rent for you… you should totally do it! screw it, not just you, but everyone should do it! hit the road and see this great country of ours!!!! sorry, i guess i’ve been a little inspired by OBAMA today :)

    and yeah, i’m really jealous of levi too, that kids is only 4mths old and is basically already “livin’ the dream.” that bastard :wink:

  6. jess says:

    i seriously have never found either of them attractive. i think its ironic that she always looks high out of her mind…even compared to him. i hope they only get high when there is a babysitter to watch levi…

  7. gg says:

    So he runs like 5 hours a day and it turns his face yellowish-burnt? Don’t think so. Looks more like he stays at the beach 24/7

  8. Jeanne says:

    Bless her, she’s probably ready to kill him. He’s way too hyper to be cooped up in an airstream for long periods of time.

  9. Jessica says:

    Oh wow I could only imagine what it would be like to travel with Matthew in his airstream trailer!