Let’s hold onto summer for a bit longer, shall we? Actually, many of these tiny fiberglass trailers can probably insulate you pretty well from the impending winter.
Fiberglass trailers first became popular in the 1950s and 1960s, but since then several dozen companies and manufacturers of fiberglass trailers have been developed.
A fiberglass trailer is usually built out of two parts. A top part and a bottom part. Each created from a mold or form and then attached together. The benefits of this is there are fewer parts to create and replace and the insulation is more effective.
Fiberglass trailers have become popular in the last few years for their low weight, access, options for customization and their cute, bubble shape.
For a smaller trailer (13-16 feet long), there is not a lot of opportunity for a large amount of design changes. The typical layout is usually a small dinette which becomes a bed, a small kitchen area, maybe a second seating or dining area and sometimes a small bathroom with shower. However, small fiberglass trailers do have all the amenities available to larger RVs including flat screen TVs, air conditioning and heating, awnings and solar panels.
Some of the most widely known fiberglass trailers are the Casita, Scamp and the Oliver. But there are also lesser known trailers like the Trillum, the EggCamper, the Oxygen and the Burro.
As a tiny house, there are still space challenges, but storage design keeps getting better. The newer designs have storage under the seating areas, in above compartments, small closets and in the bathroom. The biggest benefit of having one of these trailers as a tiny house is that you have the freedom of pulling your lightweight home with you wherever you go.
And, if the nomadic lifestyle is to your liking…