This retro seafaring impressed teardrop caravan provides a contact of luxurious to your tenting expertise!


In the age of COVID-19, the only type of trip we can responsibly get away with seems to be camping. Since this is such a special way to travel and is new to many of us in 2020, it helps if our budget allows the use of luxury camping vehicles such as teardrop caravans. Newer caravan designs such as La Carapate from French manufacturer Carapate were conceived a few years before the 2020 quarantine, but as the popularity of camping is only growing, they have already proven their worth.

While the travel trailer was not designed to resemble a teardrop, but rather a trapezoid, the manufacturers behind it still call the final design a teardrop travel trailer. La Carapate has many features that set it apart from other caravans on the market. Instead of a swinging door that you can expect from a classic caravan, the door from La Carapate acts as a stable flap that clicks into place with the help of gas pressure rockers to provide campers with sufficient shade and easy access both to the interior of the caravan and to the outside. Next to the La Carapate flap door is a drawer that can be converted from a practical interior space for cookware into an outdoor cooking unit that can also extend into a table for further use as an outdoor dining area. The real appeal of this motorhome lies in its trapezoidal shape and blue and yellow nautical color scheme. The rounded edges with a bold yellow trim and the unique side door that opens to reveal the surprisingly spacious interior are reminiscent of the wooden interiors of older cars, and the result is touchingly nostalgic.

Equipped with a solar panel, La Carapate is produced and used in an ecologically responsible way. Everything from the material used to the compact size of this caravan to the hyper-local approach to sourcing and manufacturing speaks for the founders’ commitment to ecotourism and sustainable travel. The La Carapate is fully functional and offers a panoramic view and a small living room. Camping doesn’t necessarily require prerequisites, but it usually brings together those who are passionate about travel, alternative accommodation, and the outdoors. For the founders of La Carapate, these passions came together and inspired their own take on the teardrop caravan. La Carapate offers many more exciting, hidden functions: skylight, mosquito net, blackout curtains, fire extinguisher, CEE plug, cigarette lighter, 220 volt sockets, USB connections, cosmetic mirror and much more. Scroll through the photos below and see for yourself!

Designer: Fabien Denis, Jean-Marie Reymond x Carapate

Users have the option to purchase a fully functional kitchen that includes a gas cooker, sink, utensils set and additional pots. A simpler version can be bought for less money. It contains everything you need for camping: a gas stove and a 12 liter sink.

The main part of the caravan is fitted with mattresses that provide plenty of space for all campers using the caravan – a big improvement over sleeping in tents.

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