The Odyssey Teardrop trailer looks like a relic from the past with its use of aluminum and wood, but don’t let the looks fool you. The trailer is the design of Robert Carlson, who combined sleek styling with neat features, such as an innovative sliding bunk. The trailer is still in development, but you may be able to purchase one later this year.
The Odyssey’s sleek design comes from teardrop-shaped trailer designs from the 1930s and 1940s that Carlson saw in Popular mechanics. The vintage aesthetic is front and center, mixing rich pine and birch woods with shiny anodized aluminum. The Odyssey Streamline model has two beds (in the photo gallery below) – the king-size bed converts into a seating area, although the sliding bunk is quite impressive. It is protected by a wrap-around tent and adds to the already spacious interior which is 6 feet 6 inches wide and 3 feet 10 inches high.
Opposite the sliding bunk is the outdoor kitchen. The front of the trailer opens to reveal everything one would need to prepare a delicious dinner. It includes two side tables, a double-insulated cooler, a camping stove with hotplate, deep pantry drawers, and storage spaces for cutlery and cooking utensils. There is a sink with a three-way faucet that is connected to a seven gallon fresh water tank that drains into a seven gallon gray water tank.
Carlson plans to start production in the late fall of this year, although right now he’s spending time testing outdoor camping with prototypes. He hopes to sell the Streamline for $ 20,000 to $ 23,000, and he already has plans for what he wants to do next. Carlson is developing an all-terrain model called Geographic that is expected to sell for between $ 16,000 and $ 18,000, although it is not known when this one will be ready to be built. We’re excited to see what Carlson does next after seeing his Odyssey Teardrop trailer.