One of my two main goals for my time off is to build a Teardrop Trailer with my dad. (The other main goal is to relax.) Here’s a little background on the concept, reasons and plans.
First, for those of you that don’t know, this is a typical Teardrop Trailer:
Teardrop Trailers got their start many years ago and are known for being a compact camping trailer with an interior cabin (think of what would be in your tent, only with real walls and a frame below you instead of hard ground), a galley style kitchen under the rear hatch and the ability to tow it even with a small vehicle. Early plans are detailed in this 1947 copy of Mechanix Illustrated. They are also popular for being homemade – each design custom to the owner’s preferences and actually being fairly inexpensive – at least compared to some of the pre-fab ones out there.
- 1947 Mechanix Illustrated’s “Trailer for Two”
- Benroy Trailer Plans
- Tiny House Blog
- A Restless Transplant