Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper has been designed and built, driven by our mission:
To create an innovative spacious camper with contemporary features and products, whilst maintaining the classic aesthetics of an authentic retro teardrop. We developed the unique worldwide patented slide-out as well as simple action conversions from a Queen-size bed to a lounge, and a rotating entertainment console among many other features to create a camper that you would enjoy ’glamping‘ with and be proud to take on your travels.
Teardrop campers first became popular in the 1930s and grew in popularity until the mid 1960s. There has always been a passionate population of teardrop camper fans worldwide. More recently awareness of the environment and rising fuel costs have encouraged a global trend towards smaller, more efficient 4 cylinder vehicles. Large populations now live in townhouses and apartments with one or two car spaces for parking. People everyday are discovering a love for ’glamping‘ in a teardrop camper, fitting easily with our desire for an easier, simpler life.
We began conceptualising and designing our Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper more than two years ago, testing and developing materials, features and finishes and then custom-building our Gidget prototype. The original Gidget has travelled 55,000+ kilometres, to far north Queenland and south to Tasmania, and a whirlwind trip to South Australia, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales with a special visit to Bondi and back to Queensland in 6 days...and many points East and West. She‘s been tested in the tropical heat of Cairns, winter at Cradle Mountain, ’glamped‘ on remote beaches and in mountain rainforests, ’starred‘ at family barbeques, and ’hosted‘ many an extra guest when our house was overflowing with visitors.
After our comprehensive roadtesting it was time to go into production.Gidget is now going to new homes all over Australia, New Zealand and now the world.
We are dedicated to creating the best teardrop camper world-wide and our attention to every detail is a real passion for us...right down to the finishings. The authentic retro fabric for the curtains has been sourced from California, the timber features will be made from Australian and Tasmanian timbers for Gidgets sold here, and specific North American timbers, like American Walnut, Cherry and Cedars for the USA market...and all the features you‘d expect in a much larger, high budget caravan, like pressurised water, LED lighting, 12/240 volt power, fully functioning kitchen and comfortable Queen-size bed. And we have so much more that you wouldn't expect like a built in solar panel system, security alarm system / anti-theft device and duress alarm, as well as a rotating entertainment console, simple action internal lounge and fold up table conversion...and a quality toughened glass large 2 burner gas cooktop with safety devices.
However...we are the only teardrop in the world that has the unique patented slide-out which converts our cute and compact camper to almost double the internal space in one simple and quick action.