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Timber-clad teardrop trailer chases the sun

by • March 8, 2016 • No Comments

Trailers may come in all shapes and sizes, but we’ve always had a soft spot for the teardrop. Homegrown Trailers’ charming timber-lined debut version occupies which fuzzy space between a small small house and sizeable trailer. It boasts a pop-top roof, sleeps four, and operates exclusively off-grid with solar power.

  • Those looking for a charming teardrop trailer which sleeps four could do worse than Homegrown Trailers' ...
  • Inside, the trailer measures 94 sq ft (8.7 sq m)
  • It comes with a couch which pulls out into a double bed and two smaller in size bunk beds
  • There's no standard hookup on this trailer as it gets all its juice of the sun

Woodinville, WA-based startup Homegrown Trailers says its debut (and as-yet unnamed) trailer can fit into a typical residential garage. It measures 18 x 7.4 x 6.9 ft (5.4 x 2.2 x 2.1 m), weighs in at 3,000 lb (1,360 kg), and is created via renewable materials, which include FSC-certified wood, cork, and bamboo.

The cosy camper showcases a total of 94 sq ft (8.7 sq m) of floorspace and a pop-top roof section offers extra
headroom. Furniture comes with a couch which pulls out into a double bed and two smaller in size bunk beds. The kitchen comes with an induction cooktop and mini refrigerator, and there’s in addition a composting toilet.

There’s no standard RV-style electrical hookup on this trailer as it gets all its juice of the sun (and wind power is in addition planned for the future). An 800 W solar array feeds a created-in battery which the firm says is great for up to five days of use without a charge – yet this can obviously depend on what you are planning to plug-in.

The trailer in addition showcases a 12 gallon (45 liter) fresh water tank and energy-efficient LED lighting and Energy Star-rated energy-efficient appliances.

In a bid to get making up and running, Homegrown Trailers has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The firm promises a three-night rental for pledges of US$535, while if you hope to get your own trailer, you’ll have to lay down $25,995 in advance. Assuming all goes to plan, delivery is scheduled for between January and June, 2017.

See the crowdfunding pitch video at a lower place.

Sources: Homegrown Trailers, Indiegogo


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