News Treehugger Voices This Is One Terrific Steampunk Teardrop Trailer By Lloyd Alter Lloyd Alter Facebook Twitter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Learn about our editorial process Updated August 23, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email credit: Dave Moult News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive Teardrop trailers are wonderful things, a classic aerodynamic design that slides through the air when you are towing it. Dave Moult takes teardrops to a whole new terrain with this incredible steampunk design. According to Living in a Shoebox, © Dave Moult Dave Moult loves natural materials that seem to be ageless, such as the look of mixed metals and the use of leather and wood. Most of the parts for the teardrop trailer have been discarded by others, or found at car-boot sales. He has found many bits on eBay too. The trailers do not cost very much in materials, but the hours soon add up: "Our current build started in August last year and has had hundreds of hours put into it so far, and we still haven’t finished." © Dave MoultAll the leather is from an old sofa he bought for £15. The chandelier is made from an old coffee pot and some copper pipe. © Dave MoultAlas, the library is fake, done with wallpaper. I have seen other teardrops where the library is real. © Dave MoultThe silver coffee urn is a nice touch though. © Dave MoultI think my favorite feature is the fold-down sink. © Dave MoultOr maybe it is the exposed guts of the propane absorption fridge. © Dave Moult I didn't think you could tow much behind an old mini, let alone a big teardrop. Amazing.