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Bio


Margaret & David

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Bio


Margaret & David

 

David

...spent the majority of his working career as an IT manager, consultant and trainer. He founded v.2 Consulting, Inc way back in the beginning of 1999. In the time since, he has traveled to nearly every major city in the United States and been fortunate to provide his expertise in foreign countries such as Australia, China and Canada. Not only a technology nerd, he is a foodie, cocktail snob and a published author. David's background started as a professional cook/chef working in several top restaurants in Santa Barbara and San Francisco. He grew up on a walnut farm, drove a tractor and raised sheep.

After moving back to Los Angeles, David felt a need to reduce and eliminate excess. Discovering tiny houses, a plan was devised to create tiny communities, like mini-RV parks for tiny house dwellers. He soon realized part of owning a tiny house was being able to move it to new and interesting places. The decision was easy... A teardrop was a way to have the best of it all. Small dwelling, the mighty outdoors, and freedom to move and explore.

Margaret

...spent 20 years administering programs that encourage community building and art in public places. Together with the best teams, residents and artists, her work spanned creative placemaking, healthy community design, environmental initiatives, cultural destinations, and new landmarks. And now she has decided to continue those efforts from a new vantage point.

The arts, nature, outdoors, family, spirituality and sports, have always been key to her life. Thanks to pioneer-minded parents, her youth was spent on a dairy goat farm on the north shore of Long Island and in rural dairy country in upstate New York. Life in a large Italian-American family also afforded her early exposure to the world-class museums and performing arts of New York City. She most recently lived in Los Angeles and enjoyed the best of its arts, culture, restaurant, fitness and outdoor activities. Margaret’s goal with Teardrop Travels is to be immersed in nature’s powerful and precious resources and to continue the creative legacy of her parents.

Now on a year-long sabbatical, David & Margaret are on an adventure to discover North America's wildernesses and small towns through the windows of a Teardrop, backpacking and each other's vision.

 
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Teardrop


Teardrop

Teardrop


Teardrop

Teardrop is actually a Terradrop built by Oregon Trailr. David was fortunate enough to have found these passionate brothers who build custom trailers. Jon and Sawyer are not your run-of-the-mill wood/metal workers. They have been camping in teardrops since kids and their enthusiasm is evident in the style and quality of their craftsmanship.

Currently the Teardrop is being built and we are anxiously following the progress on their Facebook Page

Update (12 Dec 2015): Terradrop has been delivered! We'll have more details as we organize and outfit our home on wheels.

Update (24 Dec 2016) We've made it to Oregon, stopped at CVT to get a couple awnings installed. They work wonders in the Oregon climate!


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Cherokee (KL)


Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

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Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Everyone has their opinion of vehicles, whether for a daily driver or an overland vehicle. Ours was a huge decision and one we think we got right. Here are a couple pages describing the decision process...