This is the story of Maria and Tino, their baby, and the tiny house they’ve been living in.
They’re a young couple who moved to the United States from Germany and have been living as a young family with a baby in this customized tiny home. For example, they built a really clever floating wardrobe that I think you will like! Check it out below! This story is based on this video from the Tiny House Expedition YouTube Channel.
Joy and Austin decided to downsize from their 850 sq. ft. apartment into a Sprinter 5th wheel so they could start saving money to eventually purchase a home of their own. This “tiny for awhile” mindset has really gained popularity lately, and it can be such a wise way to get started.
Paint goes a long way, and in the 7 months they’ve lived tiny they have really made their once-outdated camper into a stylish home sweet home. The RV has a master bedroom for Joy and Austin, and then a separate room for their baby.
We got to interview Joy about their tiny life, so be sure to check out that Q&A at the end of the post! You can follow the family to see more here.
As a former mom of two-under-two, I’m incredibly impressed that Ben and Mia managed to buy and convert this school bus into their full-time home while juggling a baby and barely-toddler! They actually first built a tiny house while living in Sweden (where Mia is from), before moving stateside and choosing a skoolie conversion.
Ben says the school bus was more fun to work on, overall, and they’ve made it an awesome home. Inside you’ll find bunks for both kiddos, a shower with tub, safe hookups for the kids’ car seats, and an impressively pared-down toy collection for the children. All in all, they spent $11,000 on the bus, and another $11,000 on the conversion.
This amazing couple was tired of paying rent for a townhome they’d never own, and so they bought a bus and spent two years converting it into their house on wheels– without going into debt!
During those two years they got married, had a baby (the adorable Nora) and are expecting baby #2 (Atlas) in July! Needless to say, they had a lot going on and still managed to create a gorgeous home that they can travel in without acquiring more debt.
Right now they live stationary on a lot in Florida (for just $200/month), but they have a solar array, remote jobs and everything they need to live on the road when they want to. I got the chance to do a Q&A with them which you must read at the end of the post! They gave such thoughtful answers about bus life with kids.
It says that it’s a NOAH-certified tiny house and was built in 2019 by a general contractor. Please take the tour and let us know what you think. Is this a tiny house design that you can see yourself in?
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