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Teardrop-Inspired Tiny Camper

This is the Homegrown Trailers Teardrop-Inspired tiny camper!

Homegrown Trailers™ produces artisan, sustainable travel trailers for sale and rent. We combine the beauty and lifestyle of tiny houses with the mobility of campers.

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Teardrop-Inspired Tiny Camper by Homegrown Trailers

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We previewed the house this spring when it was on Indiegogo, but now you can purchase one here starting at $32,500 or rent it for $159/night (off-peak).

Video: Homegrown Trailers

 

Highlights:

  • SIZE & WEIGHT
  • Dimensions: 18” length, 7’4” width, 6’9” height (with pop-top down), 8’5” (with pop-top up)
  • Weight: Approximately 2,500 lbs dry weight; 3,000 lbs capacity
  • SOLAR
  • Solar panels: 400 watts of low-profile, flexible panels (standard); expandable to 1,000-watts
  • Batteries: 3,000 watt-hour lithium-ion batteries (standard); expandable to 7,500 watt-hours
  • Inverter: 2000-watt low frequency power inverter charger with automatic transfer switch and 40 amp battery charger
  • Other equipment for system: Charge controller with advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control algorithm; battery charge indicator and inverter/shore power switch; standard electrical panel
  • EXTERIOR BODY
  • Chassis: Durable and lightweight steel frame; 11” axle clearance, 18” trailer clearance; two 205/75R14 trailer tires; 2 leveling scissor jacks
  • Hitch package: Long, 4’4” ft tongue with 2” ball receiver and tongue jack with wheel; on your vehicle, you’ll need a Class II receiver with a 2″ ball hitch that’s about 16″ off the ground and a 4-pin wire connector
  • Trailer shell: Sustainably-sourced cedar siding; XXX framing wood, XXX plywood, and wool insulation in walls; sustainable plywood and fiberglass nose and tail curvatures with wool insulation; marine-grade plywood for the underfloor with foam board insulation; non-toxic stain or paints
  • Pop-top: Hard-sided component that raises to max 6’5” indoor headroom and drops down for aerodynamic travel; made from sustainably-sourced XXX wood and foam board insulation; lifting assisted by high-performance gas struts
  • Back hatch: Locking hatch at the rear of the trailer reveals a 8.6 sq ft counter for outdoor cooking, light storage, or other purposes
  • Driving lights: 4-pin connector ensures that brake, signal, emergency, and side running lights are functional and visible
  • Door: Split “Dutch” door
  • INTERIOR SHELL
  • Windows: 2 double-paned, tempered glass, crank-opening fiberglass storm windows on the side of the trailer and 1 large Plexiglas window at the rear with sliding panels for easy ventilation or weather protection; curtains provided for each window
  • Flooring: Sustainably-harvested cork available in multiple styles and colors
  • Interior wood: Sustainably-sourced maple, poplar, coated plywood; walls and trim wood available in multiple colors
  • KITCHEN
  • Kitchen counter: Durable surface (74” length, 24” depth) made from post-consumer recycled paper saturated with natural resins; available in multiple colors
  • Appliances: 2.6 cu ft ENERGY STAR® rated mini-fridge; two-burner induction cooktop with glass ceramic surface and 150°F – 450°F temperature range (1,800 watts)
  • Water system: 12-gallon freshwater tank pumps to a large sink (with drying area) at the rear counter; sink water drains through back of trailer into a modular, external graywater tank; water heater available as an add-on option
  • INTERIOR FEATURES
  • Beds: Sleeps 4 people with 1 pull-out “shy” queen (78’ length, 60’ width) and 2 XL twin bunks (top: 78’ length, 36’ width; bottom: 78’ length, 24’ width); both beds convert into couches for lots of sitting area; standard mattress/cushions are ultra-comfortable foam; premium Soaring Heart latex mattresses available as an add-on option
  • Composting toilet: Self-contained toilet that helps users gain more travel flexibility and avoid dump stations; liquids require dumping every 2-5 days and solids every 3-4 weeks; privacy screen provide to separate toilet area
  • Table: 5.5 sq ft table opens for 2-4 people or stows away
  • Lighting: 6 interior (4 kitchen, 1 bed, 1 bathroom) LED lights on dimmer controls and 1 outdoor porch light
  • Power outlets: 5 standard 120 volt outlets; 2 USB outlets for phone charging
  • Storage: Approximately 15.5 cu ft in cabinet, 2.7 cu ft in 3 drawers, and 34.5 cu ft under beds; multiple hooks for hanging clothes, hats, bags, or other items
  • Other: Fire extinguisher, smoke detector, crank handle for scissor jacks, and wheel chocks

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • ROSEE December 10, 2016, 6:20 pm

    Hope this is for camping and traveling?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:15 pm

      Primarily, but you could live in it! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Michael December 10, 2016, 9:21 pm

    Nice but expensive. Re-invention of travel trailers of the last century. Don’t like the open head and lack of a fixed bed which would
    provide plenty of storage under.
    Just lbs 1,000 payload isn’t much for extensive travel and brakes should be despite legal requirements standard.
    No heating system – insulation alone can’t prevent you from freezing.
    Otherwise very aerodynamic and for sure easy to tow.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:14 pm

      Hmm are you sure no heating system? I need to check on that! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Carol Perry December 11, 2016, 8:08 am

    I really liked the teardrop camper! It looks like they had everything covered. They seemed to have a lot of sleeping areas, nice kitchen, unique stove setup. I think I would put something up to close off the bathroom area for privacy. But on the whole great set up!?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 12, 2016, 1:13 pm

      Glad you liked it 🙂 And they have a privacy screen for the bathroom! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Eric December 11, 2016, 4:05 pm

    Pop top? Disingenuous to say the very least. Only a small portion pops up and most of this trailer you would be walking around hunched over. Absolutely fine if you are looking to take on the title part of the play the Hunchback of Notre Dame, but for normal real people? Nah.

    And, not even any real privacy with the toilet zone. So anybody else can see you go, and “everybody else” gets the odours too. Big no no from me.

  • Susanne December 11, 2016, 6:12 pm

    I thought so too- little high..$$

  • Penny December 12, 2016, 2:34 am

    Nice trailer. It’s states in the interior section that the toilet has a privacy screen.

  • Nancy December 24, 2016, 1:17 pm

    Holy Cow ~~ I’m totally surprised at how much room is in it!! Perfect!!

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