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by Team Outdoorsy
Posted December 27, 2016

The word “casita” means literally “little house” in Spanish. The Casita Trailer is that and a whole lot more. Similar to other famous names in recreational vehicles like Airstream and Winnebago, these small, sleek, and perpetually stylish camper trailers also enjoy an enthusiastic following in the mobile home community. Interested in learning more about these tiny but mighty trailers? Read on to discover more about their history and unique design.

cult of casita

The History of Casita

The gasoline shortages of the 1970s hit the RV world hard. Some companies never recovered. It’s during this time of adversity for the mobile home community that the Boler trailer from Canada first appeared. Boler was the first to break into the fiberglass trailer space, paving the way for other companies for years to come.

vintage Boler Casita trailer Outdoorsy
The vintage Bolers from the 1970s come in the most amazing colors.

In 1981, one of the members of the original Boler crew left to start Casita. The first Casita was inspired by the Boler mold. Since the early 80s, the Casita has filled a market need for recreational vehicles that are light, fuel efficient, and spacious. Today, Casita Travel Trailers remains a family owned business based out of Texas. Here’s what models offer today!

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We’ve discussed the beauty and wonder of the fiberglass teardrop trailer and it’s trendy vintage design in previous posts. Even though the Casita trailer is part of the same family, it is distinctly different. These classic lightweight “egg” style trailers are made with a molding and can be found oval-shaped, tear-shaped, or square with rounded edges. Their retro-inspired designs range from 13 to 17 feet and can feel huge inside for the clever interior designer.

This Casita 17 footer is available to rent in Texas!
This Casita 17 footer is available to rent in Texas!

Advantages of the Casita Travel Trailer

What can a Casita owner expect when they purchase their traveling egg? Here are a few of the advantages and standard features that come with the trailer.

  • Marine grade fiberglass shell
  • Heavy-duty steel frame with insulated interior
  • Aerodynamic design, which is great for gas mileage
  • Air conditioner
  • Over a dozen sleeping arrangement choices
  • 50 cubic feet of storage space
  • Functional galley kitchen
  • Private shower and toilet (in deluxe models)
  • Top-name components
  • Potable on-board and water hook-up with water heater

These are just a few of the basic features you’ll find in a Casita. They pack a ton of functionality into a small space, meaning you’ll never have to go without your necessities. However, where owners really start to have fun is with the customization.

Fun with Fiberglass

The fact that these fiberglass trailers are very lightweight yet extremely durable make working with them so much fun. However, Casita trailers are all made on the same assembly line. Although the options and add-ons can make each trailer different, the models and colors are the same. It’s up to each individual Casita owner to customize their own home on wheels.

casita trailer

The customization process goes well beyond furniture selections and whirligigs, although that’s a good place to start. The trappings of the Casita cult also include trying different colors and wildly elaborate paint jobs. Those in the mood for a more intense DIY project can also winterize their trailer make it energy efficient with solar panels.

Traveling light gives you freedom. You can do nearly anything when your trailer is only 13 feet long and made of fiberglass. Adherents to the cult of the sacred and beautiful Casita Trailer understand that concept, and they take their faith seriously. Be proud and give lots of love to your light little house.

Looking for a Casita Travel Trailer? Browse the selection on Outdoorsy and rent one to try for yourself!

The Casita Lolita is available in Austin, TX.
The Casita Lolita is available in Austin, TX.

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