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This $3k DIY Teardrop Camper Project is a guest post by Nathan Pizzo

I started this teardrop camper about three point five months ago… from a 5×8 trailer… I was trying to build it in 30 days, but I soon found it was a little tougher than I thought. However… it’s all ready to go now, besides some further refinements that are best done at a slower pace. I spent my first night in it last night… in the garage, where the weather would not be a factor, just to get the feel.

My wife was very pleased with the result and said it was cozy, comfortable, and nice. I think it’s pretty sharp too. I am not exactly sure what it cost me to build but if I exclude new tools, and other special things I purchased to help me build it… I believe it’s something close to $3000 in materials alone. I think my labor would factor in to make it a higher price also. I built it in my garage.

Now to find some good places to use it!!

He Built A $3K Teardrop Camper in 3.5 Months (2014)


Images © Nathan Pizzo

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This 1929 Ford Model A Roadster has a rear rumble seat, luggage rack, and upgraded wire wheels. And it also comes with a classic 1959 rare aluminum teardrop camping trailer.

Both have been fully restored. The trailer has television, stereo, built-in lights, gas stove, cooler, sink, and bed. The Model A’s engine has been rebuilt and has grille guard and hood ornament.

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’29 Ford Model A Roadster with ’59 Teardrop Camper


Images © Barrett-Jackson

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Just wanted to show you this custom built 2014 Woody style teardrop camper that’s for sale.

It’s listed on eBay right now with a buy it now price of $7,500.

It’s almost brand new, has a clear title and comes with plenty of cool features.

The camper is 4′ x 8′ with a 6′ x 4′ sleeping area.

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The camper is 4' x 8' with a 6' x 4' sleeping area.

I encourage you to take a complete tour of it and learn more about it below:

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After running into this teardrop camper by Teddybear Teardrops I just couldn’t help to share it with you.

I’m a big fan of teardrops because they’re easy and cheap to build. And they’re also easy and cheap to tow.

So even if you’re not doing well financially, chances are you can pull one of these off and still get to adventure with your family or significant other or even just by yourself!

It’s a great way to get around and see new things without completely emptying your wallet. And if you’re a beginner builder and want to get your first project under your belt, this may be the best way to go besides building furniture.

Otherwise there are plenty of folks out there who would be willing to build one for you at a pretty affordable price.


Photo Credits Teddybear Teardrops

I encourage you to tour the rest of this micro camper below (including the amazing galley this one offers):

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Guest Post by Dawn Langton: On the Teardrop Camper Trail

When I was kid, my mother aspired to a singlewide. She grew up in our house, a rambling Dutch Colonial on Long Island. My friends loved its weird nooks and crannies and creepy cellar. My mom hated that it always needed work and took forever to clean.

So in the New York suburbs of the 1960s, when most adults thought bigger was better, she longed for a simple trailer in the woods. Later, she discovered tiny log cabins, and lobbied my father endlessly to make the move. She finally got her wish, in a way, when they retired to what she called her “treehouse,” a small, rustic duplex on stilts on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Dawn Langon's Teardrop Camper Trailer

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I love teardrop campers so I had to show you this one.

It’s a complete video tour of a 2006 Camp-Inn 560 Ultra Teardrop Trailer.

Actually it’s one of the best teardrop video tours I’ve come across because the owner shows you everything in detail.

You can tell this camper is really well built.

Teardrops are great because they’re lightweight and easy to store.

You can usually tow them with normal cars or small SUVs.

2006 Camp-Inn 560 Ultra Teardrop Camper

This hand made micro camper has a queen size bed along with a couple of bunk beds.

CampInn 560 Teardrop Camper

Photo Credit YouTube/Dogorunning

There is plenty of storage inside to store your bags and other goodies, as you’ll see in the video below.

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