On Saturday, I saw something so cool, I’ve been fantasizing about it ever since: a teardrop travel trailer!
The front has a queen-sized sleeping compartment and the back is kitchen/ galley/ storage space! With the right building materials, Teardrops are light enough to be towed by motorcycles and lightweight cars. A mechanic friend of mine assures me the Subaru can handle a Teardrop, no problem, with probably less reduction in gas efficiency than with my rooftop carrier.
I’ve been scheming about spending the summer on the road and a place to sleep, read and work comfortably, out of the weather, and the space to cook real meals would really help make living on the road more enjoyable and sustainable. It might even be cheaper, if it means fewer hotels and restaurants. New models are fancy and pricey, but I’ve found a handful of used Teardrops on Craigslist for less than $3,000.