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BUILD IT YOURSELF FOR UNDER $2000!
BUILD IT YOURSELF FOR UNDER $2000!
40 backers pledged $22,102 to help bring this project to life.

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The Birch SPRIG is an ultralight Teardrop Camper kit. The SPRIG was designed for simple assembly on a lightweight chassis and can be easily moved by hand and towed behind just about anything with a tow-hitch.

Our comprehensive kit includes 51 precision cut wood pieces, windows, screens, seals, and hardware required to assemble the camper. We use CNC machining to ensure optimal fitment. Our SPRIGbuilder’s manual, web forum, and videos provide clear step-by-step detail for each step of the process.

The camper is designed to be assembled with no additional fabrication, and no costly tools are required beyond a socket set, caulk gun and a power drill with various bits. More detail on included and required items is listed in our FAQ.

Kit Schematic
Kit Schematic

 

Let's hear what else you want in your camper or what you plan to modify...drop a line in our comments section. 

Options- Please add the corresponding amount to your pledge.

  •  -$Free-Galley cutouts-Customize your kitchen counter!
  •  -$40-Roof vent (requires cutting) 
  •  -$50-Swing out kitchen side table, with hardware 
  •  -$75-Pivoting arm for front mounted grill 
  •  -$100-Roof rack-Body mounts and hardware, just add crossbars 
  •  -$150-Interior drawers/shelf 
  •  -$150-Electric outlet kit/wiring 
  •  -$250-2 Door, includes extra hardware, window, screen 
  •  -$500-Wide Body-54-60”, includes upgraded axle and fenders 
Galley Kitchen
Galley Kitchen

 

Join us for a SPRIG buildathon! You'll get to see the complete camper creation process as we put together our instructional video. We will start with some donuts and coffee, go through the kit contents, and assemble the camper body in the morning. After a catered lunch, we will work on adding trim pieces and the finishing process. We look forward to hearing about your ideas for camper builds as you get some hands-on experience to help you take your SPRIG from crate to campsite.

Take your SPRIG Offroad!-Our latest development, includes a strengthened chassis, skid plates, independent axles, wide fenders and an upgraded structure.

 

We're only planning 4 builds for the rest of the year...our limited-edition, tricked-out Carbon Fiber SPRIGs. We're wrapping up our first build now.

We've decided to keep our first Carbon Fiber model, but we're going to let go of our tester models to make room for future builds. Full info here.

SPRIGlet: Au Naturale One-Door Teardrop
SPRIGlet: Au Naturale One-Door Teardrop

 

Birchgundy:  Two Door Beauty
Birchgundy: Two Door Beauty

 

Thanks Kickstarters! We are raising funds on Kickstarter in order to streamline our production process and minimize material expenses with a large order from our suppliers. Proceeds will be reinvested into making assembly videos and future kit developments.

Special thanks to Mike and Matt for photo and design work. Big shout out to Shane Daniels for video direction and editing. Thanks to my friends and family for tolerating my "inventiveness".

Extra Special thanks to my lovely assistant, Kim!

Risks and challenges

We have been developing our SPRIG kit for a few years, so we're confident that the product is ready to go. We are planning to start slowly on our production and ramp up after we get the initial orders on the way to their builders. We're also limiting the total number of kits on our initial production run.

We are teaming with NEXTFAB, who provide the makerspace for our machining operations. They also can provide contract services to help fulfill orders on time.

We're excited to see our campers on the road, and we hope to develop a tight-knit community of builders. We plan to kick that off by sharing regular updates on the production process and by collaborating with our local builders to share their own builds.

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    Birch Campers Fan Club

    Thanks for your support! We will be sure to sing Kumbaya with thoughts of you. In addition, we will add you to our email list and keep you updated with travel stories, product development, and upcoming sales.

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    Build School

    Join the Birch crew in the Philly suburbs for a camper build and some great local grub Saturday, September 16th. Initial batch of kits will be available for pickup.

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    Birch SPRIG Founders' Club

    Pick up your Sprig kit and enjoy a free lunch with Team Birch. Enjoy your $150 credit towards kit upgrades!

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    Birch SPRIG Adventurer Club

    We will be starting on these kits after Labor Day, for pickup beginning one week after.

    For fun, we're giving a mystery bonus gift to the Adventurer who travels the most distance to save on the shipping fee.

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    Birch SPRIG Voyager-Shipping available

    Yes! Let's spread these Birch SPRIGS across the nation!

    We’re taking some extra time to complete our packaging, so these orders will start shipping mid-September.

    Please add corresponding upgrade amount to your pledge.

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    Birch SPRIG Leaf Peeper's Club

    We're offering our SPRIG kit at a substantial savings for Kickstarter backers. We will begin shipping these kits in late September, just in time to catch some fall foliage.

    Please add corresponding upgrade amount to your pledge.

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    SPRIG Backcountry- Beta Builder

    We're looking for 5 builders to document their Sprig Offroad builds and hit some dirt!

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    Completed Camper-SPRIG One Door

    Completed, and ready for registration and road trips!

    We're adding a fresh coat of sealer and brand new wheels and tires.

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    Completed Camper-SPRIG Two Door

    Completed, and ready for registration and road trips! This camper has very little mileage, and it has quite a few options added as creature comforts.

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    Limited Edition Birch Carbon Camper

    We're only making five of these carbon fiber gems, and we've decided to keep the first one.

    These campers are coming fully-assembled and decked out with all of our upgrades, but the color choice is open.

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