A Teardrop is Born

Photos from the creation of my Teardrop trailer. Egon made this in his garage from his own design and plans over the course of a few months, October to March. It’s truly a work of art! Thanks Egon!

From the ground up: the frame

Bending

Skeleton frame

Birch walls

Taking shape!

Insulation

Naked Teardrop, before silver paint

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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13 Responses to A Teardrop is Born

  1. Exceedingly handsome! Talented carpenter. Interesting how it is all coming together.

  2. sandy says:

    Very interesting, Mary. It is much larger than I thought from seeing the first photo of it.

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  4. OurBoler says:

    Love the trailer. Looked into building one as they look like so much fun!

  5. bruceczopek says:

    Great Trailer! Are there plans available for it? How many hours did Egon put into it?

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  10. Ginger McIntosh says:

    Anyway you could send me Egon’s contact info so I could commission my own teardrop? I haven’t been able to find one set up like yours and I don’t want a bed on the floor. You would be my savior!

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  12. Schecter Lee says:

    Mary,

    Like Ginger I don’t want a bed on the floor as in all the teardrops I’ve seen on the web. Being able to sit and write on a laptop is key.
    This is a brilliant design and addresses things I don’t like about teardrops. The light weight will allow me to use our HOnda CRV. I recently saw a small wood trailer mAde in Colorado which Is simple and also brilliantly designed. It, however, requires a larger car which I can’t afford right now.

    I would also appreciate contact info with Egon in order to “Audition” for a commission by him.

    Sincerely,

    S. Lee
    Brooklyn New York.

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