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Teardrop Trailer – Additional Bedroom

You’re living in your tiny dream home and than you find out you have company coming. Now where to put them? You could pitch a tent or rent a motel room, or you could make or buy a Teardrop trailer that will hold your guest just fine for a couple of days plus provide you a getaway tiny RV if you get the urge to go to the mountains or the coast.

Teardrop trailers based upon the designs of the 40’s and 50’s, BIG WOODY CAMPERS are built to provide years of enjoyment and a “look” that will turn heads whether it’s towed behind a classic car or modern vehicle.


These sturdy, durable teardrop trailers are lightweight and can be pulled behind any size car. There is no need for electric brakes or extended mirrors. The “cabin” is 4′ x 6′ or longer, and sleeps two people comfortably. A futon mattress fits comfortably, or try a mattress and cover from Knox Foam. The rear “galley” is your “kitchen on wheels” and can be as simple or as elegant as you choose.

There are many Teardrop choices, listed below are a few options:



You might also consider Jay Shafer’s Vardo as an option. Although the Vardo does not have a kitchen, it has storage under the bed that would hold your stove and cooler.


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Condo Blues - August 1, 2008 Reply

Teardrop campers are cute. It’s a dryer alternative to pitching a tent in the rain. I’m doubt that you’d need a big gas guzzling car to tow one too. I’m partial to the retro models.

Liz Stone Abraham - August 2, 2008 Reply

The Teardop Trailer is beautiful. I’m more into the stationary tiny houses than the mobile ones, but this one is irresistible in its style and simplicity. Thanks for showing it.

Christina Nellemann - August 4, 2008 Reply

I have a teardrop and I love it! It is so comfortable and my little Neon can pull it. A crowd gathers whenever I take it out.

Christina Nellemann - August 4, 2008 Reply

This is a great manufacturer as well:


EJ - August 4, 2008 Reply

Looks great, as long as you don’t have bears where you park….

mattress frames - August 18, 2008 Reply

These Teardrop trailers are more attractive.looks very classic and modern.very well designed concentrating on the space and style.

Teardrops & Tiny Trailers - October 6, 2008 Reply

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Compact Camping Concepts - October 23, 2008 Reply


When it comes to tiny, DIY camping trailers that double as a spare bedroom for your tiny house, you should check out our Explorer Box, http://www.cttct.com/ExplorerBox.htm. At 400 lbs it’s easy towed by most tiny cars also.

kip czock - February 19, 2009 Reply

what about the silver shadow? sorta a cheap retro option by Little Guy…


Randy McCauley - September 21, 2009 Reply

To add additional living space to your Teardrop Trailer check out the line of 30 Second OzTents, Australian designed and now available in the U.S. Options are available to provide privacy and additional weather protection.

    Ron Williams - November 25, 2010 Reply

    Hi Randy –

    We are interested in seeing some of these up close but as far as we can tell, they are available only in Minnesota?

Cathy Johnson (Kate) - October 3, 2010 Reply

My husband built one of these a few years ago–it’s very handsome and quite handy! It’s parked in the side yard…

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Missouri Teardrop Trailers - July 27, 2011 Reply

This an absolutely beautiful teardrop. We’d love to feature it on our website in a guest blog post if you’re interested. -Missouri Teardrop Trailers

Starlight - September 5, 2011 Reply

If you think this trailer is beautiful, check out the teardrops by Camp-Inn in Wisconsin. We are waiting for the delivery of our 560 Raindrop (a teardrop trailer that includes a couch that turns into mini bunks for the kids). http://www.tinycamper.com. There is a forum for folks at http://www.campinnforum.com Great people who stand behind their product.

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maxwell - February 25, 2012 Reply

This teardrop looks very beautiful. I think I’ll discuss this with the family.Thanks for sharing.

Brian Ireland - July 15, 2012 Reply

Hello all teardropers, nice to see the t-trailers going strong as ever , built teardrop trailers for years ,” loved it ” I had to retire from a accident in 2002 I couldn’t do the work , sold my shop and left over parts , I was going to set up a parts store on line and plans then got busy doing other things , the part I like the best was the people I met over the years , teardrop camping is so much fun !! Having fun in life is what it was all about everyday !!

    Jim Wright - August 21, 2015 Reply

    Hi Brian,

    I bought a tear drop from you about six years ago in Langley. Could you please get in touch with me. Your phone number I had for you is no longer in service. Thank you,
    Jim and Joyce Wright

Super Holiday Villas - August 16, 2013 Reply

This teardrop looks amazing. If you ask me it is even better holiday option than luxury villa holiday in asia.

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