by Dax Wagner
I’ve been a long-time fan of the small housing movement. I just bought this modular 5×10 Teal Camper but have to sell because my nosy neighbor had a problem with it. It’s literally 3 months old! Practically new and completely modular for easy assembly and portability. Can be used on the ground or on a 5×10 trailer for travelling.
I paid over $8000 for it and am pricing it to sell quickly at $5000. Due to the shape of the walls, it actually has 60 sq. ft. of usable interior space. Includes all amenities: king-size bed/dinette with bench storage. Sink with hand-pumped fresh water reservior, shelf, 2 storage cabinets, lighting, plumbing, integrated electrical system (both A/C and DC compatible if you want to use a battery/solar). I’m even including the curtains, solar shower, Thetford Curve porta potti (this is the “cadillac of porta pottis” and it has NEVER been used… still in box) and extra flooring to make it cozy and comfortable for long term living. Extremely strong an well designed.
You can learn more about this larger Teal Camper here: http://www.tealinternational.com/TailFeather/index.html
Contact daxwagner (at)
Location: Santa Clarita, California
Weight: 600 pounds shipped on pallets. (See photo below)
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