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The Yellow Teardrop Trailer

The idea of a teardrop trailer as a temporary home or a guest room for a tiny home owner, seemed to be a popular post the last time we wrote about it. The buzz around my life lately is about my new bright yellow teardrop trailer.

The new tear is a Pleasant Valley Lil Traveler Teardrop. They are built by Amish craftsman in Sugarcreek, Ohio.


The large, dual-locking side entry doors have screened tinted glass-sliding windows. The interior features natural birch wood walls, ceiling and overhead storage cabinets. A fan located in the galley pulls fresh air into the sleeping area. The wooden interior produces the retro look of the originals from the 1930s and 1940s. The lockable rear full length hatch opens to a full hardwood kitchen, complete with doors and drawers allowing ample cooking space. This teardrop is 5 ft wide by 8 ft long but they also come in 4×8 and 5×10 sizes. They weigh between 760 and 1,160 pounds and can be towed by most cars.




The battery to run the lights and the plugs in the galley and the sleeping area is located inside the galley cabinet, but you can also have the battery strapped to the front of the teardrop utility platform.

What drew me to this particular teardrop was the size, roominess, and of course, the color. Pleasant Valley is known for their bright “Spirit” model which comes in red, green, blue, and yellow. They also have a regular silver model.

Pleasant Valley also offers a larger travel trailer called the Pleasant Traveler which are between 14 and 16 feet long.

If you are interested in finding out more about tiny trailers, view our previous posts about the T@B and the classic Gypsy caravan, or visit these websites:

Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers Forum

This Tiny House


By Christina Nellemann

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Mouse - March 2, 2009 Reply

Wow! I love the little kitchen in the trunk!

And the color is lovely.

Meeting Christina in Person | Tiny House Blog - August 4, 2009 Reply

[…] We enjoyed two hours of talking of our interest in the tiny house movement, our common background of graphic arts (Christina operates Feline Design) and as a bonus I enjoyed a tour of their Pleasant Valley Lil Traveler Teardrop trailer. See Christina’s post on here teardrop here. […]

Meeting Christina in Person : - August 9, 2009 Reply

[…] We enjoyed two hours of talking about our interest in the tiny house movement, our common background of graphic arts (Christina operates Feline Design) and as a bonus I enjoyed a tour of their Pleasant Valley Lil Traveler Teardrop trailer. See Christina’s post on her teardrop here. […]

Dr. Thomas Gregor - June 22, 2010 Reply

I saw this dersign at a mobile home museum, and can just imagine myself standing outside in foul weather trying to cook a meal.

Christina Nellemann - July 2, 2010 Reply

Thomas, that’s a great site! It’s amazing how many different types of trailers have been designed and manufactured in the past that are no longer around. Yes, a teardrop is a fair weather trailer. We have camped in all types of weather with it though. But when we can’t cook out of the back, we head out for a burger or pizza. 🙂

Jean-René Rodrigue - February 5, 2012 Reply

Hi Christina,
I enjoy reading your articles in I like your cool yellow teardrop trailer, it’s sad the company seems to run out of business. I am also new in the teardrop trailer world. I have built one myself last summer and really enjoy camping/traveling with it. It atract a lot of attention anywhere we go. If you want to, you can take a look a my blog to see pictures of it and to read about its construction.



American River Guide Tiny Houses - November 19, 2012 Reply

[…] under the tent elevated her own tiny house to the next level of luxury. However she did covet my teardrop trailer.Photos by Christina Nellemann By Christina Nellemann for the (Tiny House Blog)google_ad_client […]

Sqeila - June 19, 2014 Reply

Hello All,
My husband and I are looking to rent a teardrop for the third week of Sept. Believe it or not, we can’t find a rental in the Denver metro area. Anyone have ideas or, know of a teardrop for rent?

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