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Tiny & Light Fiberglass Camper Doubles as Boat


This tiny & light fiberglass camper doubles as a boat.

It’s a mashup of a teardrop trailer, fiberglass camper, and a paddle boat.

Since it’s lightweight, it can be towed by just about any vehicle including 4 cylinder cars.

This would make for a perfect adventure toy that just about anyone can haul.

At just 32 square feet, it’s not tiny… It’s micro, but as I said earlier, it’s more of an adventure vehicle than anything.

It’s in new condition built on a 4 x 8 frame and weighs a total of 650 lbs.

Wouldn’t it be great to get to travel the country with something like this to take with you?

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Tiny & Light Fiberglass Camper Doubles as Boat

Photo Credit American Dream Trailer Company

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Tiny & Light Fiberglass Camper Doubles as Boat

No need to spend lots of money on gasoline, heavy campers, and pricey toys when you can tow something as compact and useful as this. What would you add to this camper to make it better meet your needs? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.

Interior of Tiny Fiberglass Camper that Turns to Boat Tiny & Light Fiberglass Camper Doubles as Boat Tiny & Light Fiberglass Camper Doubles as Boat

The manufacturer is called American Dream Trailer and the paddle boat seamlessly fits atop the camper.

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  • Avatar sesameB
    June 4, 2012, 3:06 pm

    sweet!!!! just sweet!!!!

    • June 7, 2012, 1:38 pm

      I know right?! I love it..

  • Avatar Meredith
    June 6, 2012, 7:42 pm

    This is our AMERICAN DREAM TRAILERBOAT! Really!!! We have had the pleasure of working with Paul, who built this beauty, and have several ideas..from a pullout camper oven with 2 burner stove and griddle to plans for an awning. I can’t wait to pick it up, begin accessorizing and personalizing our new travel companion. The nice part is the simplicity. Take only what you need and leave the rest behind (in our tiny house in the city). The boat is crowning jewel. Thank you for giving more exposure to the Trailerboat, Paul Dahlman and his wife, and their commitment to reviving simple living both on land and on the water.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    June 10, 2012, 6:59 am

    It’s great, especially for people like my husband who goes camping just to fish. Though the inside is cool, i could not see the sleeping arrangement. I assume that the sofa becomes a large bed. If so, cudos to you for your creativity! I like it! You could add strong hooks at each end of th roof for a small hammock,so three people, or a couple with a child could use it.

  • Avatar TomLeeM
    June 10, 2012, 3:59 pm

    IMO; it is a micro camper with maxi coolness. 🙂

  • Avatar Louise
    July 29, 2012, 11:49 am

    Can this be seen on the East Coast and can these be purchased at all or are they custom made only? Great design!

  • Avatar TomLeeM
    March 3, 2014, 10:43 am

    (Link Expired: /americandreamtrailers.com/)
    I remember seeing this in a teardrop and tiny trailer book. I think it is really creative.

  • Avatar Ma. Lourdes Cruz
    August 27, 2014, 6:17 pm

    When I saw the first picture I thought the boat functioned as a roof. So it was not doing that by the design. Would it be possible to cast the roof in a smaller
    version of the inside of the boat to attain more height inside the living area?
    as in the boat stacks onto the roof of similar shape.

    • January 29, 2020, 5:50 pm

      My idea is similar to yours. I would suggest leaving the mold for the boat to sit on while traveling but install ‘pop-up’ canvas like the truck campers have. That way you can raise the roof for added height. I do not like to stay in a hunched or cramped position very long since i frequently get leg cramps from either crawling on my knees or trying to change clothes in such a small space. For someone who build these units from scratch they can always make the rear the outside kitchen or add frames for outside grills, sink or awning.

  • Avatar Fred
    January 31, 2020, 2:09 am

    A modern incarnation of a classic teardrop from the early 1960’s that was originally marketed as the “Trailorboat”.
    I heard the original designer/builder had moved to Florida and was attempting to build and sell them as late as 2009, but it looks like it all went for naught.
    Seems like American Dream was somehow involved with the original designer/builder, but I can’t remember how that worked now.
    Either way, it looks like American Dream has now also gone away.
    Too bad. The idea is novel. Too bad it never gained enough traction to stay afloat (no pun intended).

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