The Hatchling is Casual Turtle Campers' take on a teardrop-sized camper.  Dead simple, lightweight, and surprisingly roomy - this camper can be hauled with a wide range of tow vehicles.  Left open, this model can accommodate up to a full-size bed with room to spare.  Or a fixed interior arrangement could easily be added to make a custom space perfectly fitted to its user.  Leonardo da Vinci said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Shell Version

This particular unit represents the potential in a camper this size.  A perfectly capable camper as is, this could serve well for someone looking for a simple, minimalist unit.  There are also countless options for finishing out the interior to suit its user.   Either way, this is a unique little camper ready to log some miles.  Please get in touch to discuss putting together a Hatchling model. Email



  • 840 lbs
  • Custom 5'x8' fully boxed trailer frame
    • 3,500 lb axle with 2,000 lb leaf springs
    • 13" trailer rated tires 
    • A-frame tongue
  • PVC membrane underside
  • Fully-adhered TPO roofing membrane
  • Insulated floor with maple-faced plywood floor


  • Cabin size
    • Tire-to-tire width: 78"
    • Overall length: 12'2"
    • Maximum overall height: 77"       Forward bulkhead height: 66"        
    • Floor area: 92.5" by 56.25"
    • Maximum interior headroom: 56"