For a limited time you can get an additional 10% off our already lowest prices ever on any of our trailer plans just for sharing our site! For example, if you purchased a set of teardrop trailer plans and then you got too busy to actually start your build and a year later you are finally going to start building your teardrop trailer, just send us an email with your payment info and we will send you a copy of the most current set of plans. This little tent overland style trailer makes also makes the perfect bug out trailer. For all the off-grid solutions (composting toilets, grey water disposal, rainwater collection, power, etc)… the laws/rules/codes/ordinances really depend on where you are and if the building is placed on a foundation or not. It is a great roof, just know what you’re getting yourself into building this roof.
Aluminum-sided teardrop – many teardrop builders stain the outside of their campers with a weatherproof finish. These plans allow a builder to make a trailer from most materials, with pinned joints, and no bending or welding. For all construction plans customers, there will also be a bonus short Video teaching how to read hOMe’s construction drawings. These tiny house plans are build-ready, and have been engineered and professionally drawn.
With this type of house, you might also find that building inspectors are willing to work with you to ensure that your house is legal. I kept finding trailer designs but I have no desire to drive around with my house…that would require me to spend about as much on a truck capable of towing as I will most likely spend on materials!!! The plans include a loft large enough for a queen size mattress, a bathroom complete with a shower and composting toilet.
At this time plans for the trailer based Minim House detail SIPs construction, and the foundation based Minim House (2.0) is stick built (2×4 construction). Building your own trailer can be a good evening project done over a couple of months, or if you have a well set up workshop and the skills to accomplish it, you could have a fully functioning trailer completed in a couple of weekends. This is achieved by mounting the trailer to the cycle’s rear axle (rather than the seat post) using a specially designed, flexible joint (again using bike parts!).
Texas does have building codes, but commonly does not have zoning/planning requirements similar to much of the rest of the country. I ended up drawing my own plans in AutoCAD that you are free to download for reference if you like. The information you learn in this video will also translate to any other set of architectural plans you may need to read in the future. Our trailer is unique; ideal for motorcycles, four-wheelers, lawn equipment and general hauling. Today our builds start with a trailer we specifically designed for a tiny home on wheels. While you can purchase teardrop camper plans, you don’t need to. You’ll find plenty of free build tutorials floating around the Internet.
We intend to travel for at least a year with our TH, and leave only a tiny footprint behind when we die. And as Hi Sibley noted in the Mechanix Illustrated article, you can make the camper shell removable, allowing you to use the trailer for utility purposes as well. The majority of the plans are in US measurements, but there is the odd plan solely dimensioned in metric. It is highly recommended to have professional building experience available to complete the shell (framing, window and roof installation), as well as electrical wiring.
I am planning on building a larger teardrop with it. There are several things I can salvage from it. I.e … Stove, power converter, sink, ice box, frame, possible use the bed slide outs, etc. This aid provides a comprehensive explanation of the terminology, abbreviations, and symbols you’ll see throughout our plans. Obviously, the trailer will need to be purchased, but you can then tow it to wherever you plan on living and then return the rental.
The dual axle utility trailer is suitable to be towed by a vehicle with either a Class 2 or heavier hitch and this trailer is the real workhorse of the utility trailers here. Other folks will install RV-style plumbing systems and dump their waste like a full-time RV-er. It’s footprint might be too small to serve as a real tiny house but it might make a nice weekend camping trailer for one or two people. We have been designing and building trailers since 2000 and we have been selling our trailer plans since 2005. If you want the videos as well as the Digital Package, then the Total Digital Plans Package is for you.
However, with that being said there is now a new category of TH trailer with features never seen before. However, no matter which type of trailer you choose, the only kind you can use for something as large and heavy as a tiny house is a Class V trailer. The customer does not get his/her trailer until I’m completely satisfied that it will do every thing that it is intended to do. This is one of the reasons I get paid what I get paid to build these custom trailers. Whether you decide to build or buy, be sure to review the design and detailed plans.
Car Trailer Plans : If your looking to build a heavy duty car trailer, you should take a look at our 8′ wide tandem axle car trailer plans. Plus, I’m really not much of a traveler or camper so the trailer construction, for me, doesn’t make sense. Below is the full license that accompanies each Minim House plans order, and allows for construction of 1 Minim House.
As for a list of happy clients I could provide you a complete list of past customers and you can speak to them yourself, If they were un happy with their trailer it was never expressed to me, and most all of my customers are repeat buyers or word of mouth advertising. Like someone posted… Do you have plans for this build that you would be willing to send.
We also cannot warrant that access to the Licensed Product will be continuous, uninterrupted, bug-free, error-free, virus-free, or free of technical problems. Purchase of the plans implies compliance with the License Agreement, so please review before purchase. On Saturday, May 14th the Teardrop Camper will be at OkoumeFest, CLC’s annual small craft festival at Matapeake State Park on Kent Island.
The reason the teardrop is so popular is that its rounded profile makes it a breeze to pull behind even a car. Thanks, glad you liked it. My teardrop is currently for sale on Portland’s Craigslist. All of our trailer plans come with the complete step by step instructions and materials list. Quite apart from the fact that any wfo on a trailer will be extremely heavy, it also will be very top heavy, so adequate suspension, including anti-sway, is vital. The Government Code requires city and county general plans, specific plans, zoning and building regulations to be consistent with the CALUP. The other chain ran from the trailer frame to the trailer hitch on the tow vehicle.
Although this may seem like a lot to take in, it’s essential that you comprehend the ins and outs of your tiny house’s trailer. Laugh if you must but the idea of having a tiny AC unit that goes into it’s own window” and then plugs into Shore Power” is a serious comfort issue —esp if you travel with people with lung issues like I do. There was also plenty of room in the tent section for a sleeping bag or cot or two for the rest of your family. I don’t don’t have any trailer plans per se as each one that I build is a custom order to fit the buyers needs.
Be aware that the metric version of the plans was created from a design based in imperial measurements. If you require a quotation on trailer parts and components within NZ, please feel free to contact us here with your requirements, and we will be happy to provide you with competitive pricing. This book will show you how simple building a teardrop trailer can be. The focus will be upon a low cost design (<$1500) but we will also introduce the reader to some of the other, more complex and more expensive ways of construction. Additionally the adjustable building platform allows for any width of TH and any width of wall thickness. The main difference between a dovetail trailer and those other two is that it features a section at the rear that angles towards the ground (hence the name). I sent Alex some pic's of the building process, think I have well over 200, but to give a general idea have only sent a few which if you scroll down, you can see what it would entail. All in all, I spent about $500 total on this project (including a used $120 Harbor Freight utility trailer) , and this teardrop trailer is about as barebones as you can get. Floor Plan (layout): Dimensioned plans indicating the layout of the rooms in the house, dimensions, door and window locations, ceiling heights and plumbing fixture locations. We can make no warranty that the Licensed Product will comply with the particular codes or conditions in your area, nor can we warrant that your actual costs will not vary from our estimated building costs. I mean, the original reason I started thinking about living in a renovated, off-grid trailer wasn't for the noble environmental stuff, but because I REALLY didn't want to pay rent or utilities. From the trailer I would strip all the appliances, all the metal (aluminum), fixtures and RV specific things you'll want in your house, and wood if it's in decent shape. We license and distribute building plans for the construction of tiny or small houses (the Licensed Product”).