Teardrop trailers are awesome and we’re big fans on Whole People but they’re also quite expensive.
That doesn’t mean you need to take out a second mortgage to rustle up tens of thousands of dollars, if you want a teardrop trailer.
In fact, you can build your own for a fraction of the cost and here are some DIY teardrop trailers that you can get your dreams on the road in.
The Teardrop Trailer
This 8 foot long teardrop trailer includes a kid’s bunk space as well as room for two adults to sleep in.
It’s a sleek silver-colored design and it takes about a month to build from start to finish.
It’s quite short though and only offers 4 feet in height, so don’t expect to spend any time standing up inside it.
It’s very cheap though and we reckon you shouldn’t spend more than $2,000 getting it made.
Teardrop Camper Made From Wood
This could be a super-sustainable teardrop camper if you use reclaimed wood or wood that’s been certified as from a renewable source.
It also has a certain aesthetic appeal that some of you are bound to fall in love with.
Again, it’s not too tall inside but it is super comfy inside for two adults.
We also like the use of solar panels to provide the electricity.
Cedar Beams Teardrop Trailer
This is a surprisingly rugged trailer that can even handle a little gentle off-roading (so no going over bare rocks and acting surprised that it’s not up to the task).
We like the design of the sofa which converts into a bed (and vice-versa) and the kitchenette hatch design is the best of any of these trailers.
Off-Road Overlanding Camper
If you really need to go over rough terrain, this DIY camper is your baby, it can handle pretty much anything that you throw at it and it looks fantastic too.
You can get 5 people comfortably tucked up in bed inside too which means there’s plenty of space for a decent-sized family.
If you want, you can buy the plans for under $50 or pay an extra $50 and get access to a Facebook group with support from other camper users and the designer of this teardrop trailer.
Aluminum Teardrop Trailer
This requires a 15 foot trailer to move it around on, the same kind of trailer that you would use to tow an ATV around on and that means it can handle a little bit of off-roading too.
As the trailer is longer than the teardrop camper that it supports, it’s a good choice if you want to haul around a bit more camping gear than you can fit inside a trailer.
The designer is over 6 feet tall and while he says it’s OK for him, he wishes he’d built it just a little taller than he did.
Teardrop Travel Trailer
For just over $2,000 you can go with this classic white teardrop camper which is the one on our list which looks most similar to a professionally made model.
It’s very light and thus cheap to transport and it can sleep two adults inside.
However, it’s also one of the taller campers on our list and if you’re a taller adult, this might be the perfect choice of trailer for you.
Kristin’s Teardrop Trailer
This is an ultra-basic model and we’re not entirely happy with the size of the wheels on this trailer but, needs must and the inventor, Brian, says it’s what he had to work with.
There is a little space on the trailer to stow some extra gear, which is nice, but if you have a bigger budget, we’d still opt for one of the other teardrop models on our list.
Final Thoughts On DIY Teardrop Trailers
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a teardrop trailer for you and your family, if you build one instead.
These trailers are not expensive to put together and can provide many days of fun on family vacations.
Of course, if you’re not the DIY type, you can still buy teardrop trailers and you might want to check out our favorite teardrop trailer brands as well as the Droplet, and maybe learn how to pull a teardrop trailer with a motorbike too?
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