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Silver Tears Camper

Woodie Teardrop

An American Classic

The Davis Design Workshop is dedicated to creating and developing custom furniture, fine pieces, and just about anything you can think of. This same craftsmanship is present throughout each Silver Tears camper.

The teardrop camper. An instant classic when it first hit the American highway in the 40s. Often hand-built in neighborhood garages from surplus war materials, the teardrop was a personal statement. Silver Tears Campers expands the personal statement into a road epic. Unencumbered, you’ll travel light, but smart, with everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Pull it with your Mini, if you like. Maneuver it deftly through the woods to the creek bank. Fry trout in the open-air kitchen. Rub your hands across the figured maple counter top. Read that novel in the light of the kerosene lantern. Fall asleep to the sound of rain on the aluminum roof. Dream of tomorrow’s adventures. Get up and go. Learn more here






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steve - December 10, 2013 Reply

This is one of the nicest Tears I’ve seen. I am in the middle of building my first tear and this post really inspires me. Great job!

David remus - December 10, 2013 Reply

This woodie camper is the best looking new one I’ve seen. Perfect match for towing behind that 1950’s Morris Woodie you’ve got that’s been looking for adventure.

Very nicely done.

Chloe - December 10, 2013 Reply

I love the teardrop but since I live in Portland Oregon it is not a good little house because the kitchen is exposed to the element and there is no way I could use it during the rainy season without getting the inside wet.

Hunter - December 10, 2013 Reply

For those wanting to build their own silver tears remember the quote from a really great American.
‘WE have nothing to fear but fear itself” Just do it, if i can….anybody can.

Tiffani - December 10, 2013 Reply

Check oty the website Travels with the Blonde Coyote. Mary lives in her teardrop year round and travels the US. She is a freelance science writer. Great blog with pics and info on living in the teardrop with her 2 dogs.

TomLeeM - December 10, 2013 Reply

I think that is really nice.

If one does not want to build one, there are those that are available already made. One is from Little Guy.

Aric - December 10, 2013 Reply

I love how this tear drop looks and the wood finishes!

These are great little campers, but not very good for “living” unless you live in a near perfect climate year round. I cringe thinking of spending a Montana winter in one! But you’ll be the envy of every parking lot camper in California!

David C. Burdick - December 10, 2013 Reply

KLent, I’m interested in a more ‘sustainable’ living space though – 350 s.f.?

Therin - December 11, 2013 Reply

The woodie tear would look adorable being towed by my 1940 Pontiac Woodie Wagon.

Bob H - December 11, 2013 Reply

This is a great mini camper. However to the above posts, I do not think that this mini was ever meant to be a tiny house.

Terry - December 11, 2013 Reply

Great Man Cave. My husband would love it!

Jonathan kim - December 12, 2013 Reply

beautiful craftsmanship.. some day I will have such.. some day.

Anne - December 30, 2013 Reply

So clever, and beautiful.

russell - October 4, 2014 Reply

I bought the plans #2 off of Ebay . For a 5×10 micro teardrop camper for 25 bucks. I am going to mod a little bigger due to size of the trailer. I want to carry a small boat, atv, ton of tools. There is only so much that I can get rid of. I got a mini ref, sink, countertop for it. but what size gen should I get? I have some solar panels for lights.

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