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Phil, a professional woodworker, was going to archery competitions where he would camp in a tent. It was always a bit annoying setting up camp, but the nail in the coffin came the day his tent got entirely flooded by the rain at an annual event. After that, he decided to challenge himself and build a teardrop camper with his son. Because everyone kept asking, “How long will it take?” and “How much will it cost?”, he started keeping track of the man-hours and money spent. In the end, they spent 26 days (all weekends) and $3K on the project.

Most importantly, they got it done before the anniversary of the fateful annual archery event where he got rained out! The teardrop has an awesome hobbit door, a unique plexiglass window across the front, a back hatch with organized storage shelves, and an impressive outdoor kitchen set-up. What a fun father-son project!

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Father-and-Son Build Amazing Camper w/ Hobbit Door

He spent 26 days and $3k on his teardrop 7

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Guest Post 2013 6 x 12 Cargo Trailer Camper/bug out/suite build – By B. Winger

At first, we wanted a vintage canned ham trailer, but most needed too much rebuilding, then we thought about building a teardrop, but after seeing cargo trailer conversions we were sold!

We started out with a 6X 12’ cargo trailer that we bought for $1200, brought it home took out the thin plywood it had on the interior, and started from there.

Our budget was $2000, and since $1200 was used for the purchase of the cargo trailer we had $800 leftover for the actual camper build and thought we wouldn’t be able to get much accomplished, but to our surprise, we were able to do it all, as we wanted… By the way, the tags are permanent and registration title and tags were only $15…

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Couple’s Stealth Tiny House Built in 5 Weeks for $2,000

Couple Build Stealth Tiny House for $2k in 5 Weeks

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