The first teardrop trailers in the 1940s and 1950s were popular with honeymooning couples. The comfortable bed, tiny space and lack of electronic diversions do work very well in conjunction with a romantic getaway.
When my husband and I teardrop camp, it is sweet and romantic to curl up together, pop open his iPad and watch a show or a movie in the dark. We also snuggle up and read together. However, it's not always cuddling and kissing. If we are having a bad day or an argument, there is nowhere else to get away from each other at night. We don't have a large RV with a living room or a bedroom where we can fume for a few hours. This forces us to either resolve our issue or not to have one at all.
I met a guy at a teardrop rally a few years ago who had just finished refurbishing his vintage teardrop trailer. This was his first time out and he had brought along his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the teardrop was four feet wide and only had one door. I have a feeling she slept on the side without a door because the next day this previously affectionate couple were not speaking to each other.
If you are thinking of building or purchasing a teardrop trailer and you are a couple, really take into consideration the size and layout of your bed area. Having a bit more room, his and hers closets, hooks and storage areas and doors on both sides of the teardrop can make or break a camping trip and a relationship.
Photo by Christina Nellemann. Illustration by teardropplans.blogspot.com.