A (seemingly) tiny camper built for tall people

When seeing a Droplet trailer for the first time, few would imagine the inside to be very voluminous. Fewer would even think that it hides a perfectly sheltered kitchen space too. Yet, don’t be fooled by the first outside impression. The indoor space comfortably fits a plushy queen-sized mattress, and it is spacious enough for two, even if you are a taller person than average like its designer, Pascal Pillon (6ft4″).

Droplet - compact design from the outside, roomy inside. Who would have thought a tiny camper could pack so much?
Droplet – compact design from the outside, roomy inside. Who would have thought a tiny camper could pack so much?

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Vancouver Island Road Trip – Nanaimo -> Nanoose Bay -> Bowser -> Victoria

DROPLET TRAILERS hit the road on April 13th to Vancouver Island, in order to check the local RV Show in Nanoose Bay & meet with prospective early adopters. Over 3 days, we traveled through 500+Km of scenic coastal drives and rain forest. Through those miles, we averaged 9L/100Km with our Toyota Matrix.  This place is a true Camper paradise. Dense forests, wild beaches, low population density, cheaper gas than the Lower mainland, and an array of charming coffee shops & antiques to visit. One known issue: it tends to rain frequently, and the coast gets a lot of wind. Where does one stay in order to maximize the camping fun, without getting soaked to the bone? Luckily, DROPLET is a well-insulated all-weatherproof travel pod. A true luxury for camping on the West Coast.

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Droplet Trailer on the BC Ferry to Nanaimo. A truly functional, tiny camper. No big deal taking it on the big boat.

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Teardrop campers v. Vanlife v. RV

Modern-day camping has entered a new Booming era. No need for an academic researcher to spend a semester proving it. Just grab some popcorn, head onto Instagram or Pinterest, and watch the battle of adventurers take place. The Internet pitfall in search of the ultimate nomadic lifestyle is endless. The adventuring lifestyle trend is growing, and the marketed mobile accommodations are multiplying. Teardrop campers, ultralight tents, computerized vans, pop-top campers, and RVs are all gaining popularity and feeding one dream: TRAVEL FREEDOM.
While all of them are attractive at first, Which one suits your lifestyle best? Where do we stand with DROPLET in comparison with other market alternatives? From Vanlife to Teardroppin’, here’s a basic rundown on the cost, limitations, and advantages of each general concept solution.img-6659_1_orig

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Elon Musk teams up with Startup Droplet to create first Free Campsites on Mars

[April 1st, 2018: Breaking News]

As part of our commitment to providing FREE campgrounds to our Droplet owners and renters, We have decided to partner up with Elon Musk, the genius founder of Tesla and SpaceX, to build and provide the first-ever array of campsites on Mars. “It was an obvious choice to get involved with this” explains Elon. “This is a one-of-a-kind project. Facilities will be top-of-the-line, the atmosphere out there is really eerie, and the locals are super friendly.” – Reassures Elon.

Mars, the Red Planet, is soon to see its first campers arrive in 2019. Image source: NASA

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Vancouver to Cali and Back in under 4 Days.

March 2018 has been a REALLY exciting time for our Team at Droplet. On March 4th, we officially launched publicly our original Teardrop, Droplet-58. Serial production already began out of Langley BC, and the first orders of our compact campers will be delivered on time during May.

On March 8th, Our CEO Pascal Pillon took the road from Vancouver, BC to Redding, CA to meet up with as many interesting Droplet and teardrop camper fans as possible. He was back on Canadian soil on March 11th, late in the evening. That’s almost 2400km in 4 days. Not quite the exact definition of a relaxing camping trip. Running a start-up lean and having time to get everything done is always hard at first but thankfully, the essence of our business helps us save tremendous time and costs on travel and accommodation. That’s part of the joys of simple living: just pack your essentials and go. For those who wish for a mellow road trip Droplet can serve them well. But do keep in mind, this has little luxury element when you compare it with airplane rental. Initially, it may seem like a difficult trial, but things do get better over time.

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DROPLET’s Going on Tour (Vancouver to Redding, California)

We are excited to announce that the DROPLET is going on tour! On March 8th, our CEO, Pascal will set out from Vancouver down to Redding, California. He will be heading down the I-5 on the 8th and will be back in Vancouver on the 11th. We would love to stop in your city or … Read more

DROPLET, a Year in Review

With the fast approach of our official launch, we thought we would give you a detailed review of what it’s like to camp in a DROPLET teardrop camping trailer. Our team at DROPLET has been renting out our prototype in the Vancouver area for the last year. This has given us the opportunity to gain … Read more

Get Ready, Here Comes the DROPLET…

We are now about a week away from the launch of our pre-sale campaign and have been counting down the days until all of you have the opportunity to purchase a DROPLET teardrop camping trailer! The DROPLET supporters who purchase at this time will have their trailers in time for the upcoming camping season! We … Read more

A Message from DROPLET’s CEO

[Words from Pascal, CEO of Droplet] With the fast-approaching release of the first DROPLET camping trailers, I am overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect of growing the DROPLET community. I can’t wait for the first supporters of DROPLET to be camping in their very own teardrop camping trailers this upcoming camping season. Being a dreamer … Read more

The Importance of Supporting Startups

We would like to thank every one of our early supporters. The constant support and encouragement have truly touched the DROPLET team! With the fast-approaching release of our first DROPLET teardrop camping trailers, we wanted to highlight the benefits of supporting startup companies. Our journey to this point began back in 2016 when the very … Read more