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Andy is a single dad who built this amazing skoolie so he could travel with his two kids when they aren’t in school. The bus includes a great couch for hanging out, a kitchen where he can cook homemade meals, some awesome bunks for his kids, and a larger bed for himself.

In 2011, he was trapped in an office building during an earthquake and thought he was going to die from its collapse. When he made it out largely unscathed, his life perspective was completely altered, and he ended up coming across nomadic life and realizing he wasn’t meant to work in an office all day. Enjoy his inspirational story below!

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How an Earthquake Led to Skoolie Life

Single Dad’s Skoolie in Christchurch NZ

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This is a whimsical little church cottage in Campiglia, Cinqueterre, Italy. The 301 sq. ft. structure was originally built in 1808 as a village chapel and was renovated two hundred years later in 2008.

It’s located in a small village setting in northwest Italy with a terrace deck in the back about 10 meters away from the home itself. Since the cottage is 400 meters above sea level, you can enjoy majestic sea views from here. And yes, it is available to book on Airbnb.

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Whimsical Little Church Cottage Vacation in Italy

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No, this isn’t a tiny house, but it claims to be the World’s Smallest Active Worship Catholic Church!

And boy, is it tiny 🙂 It sits quaintly in a field and graveyard in Round Top, Texas, and has become a novel stopping ground for people driving through. It doesn’t appear to be insulated, but features a decorative altar, sage-green walls and simple bench seating. Back to basics, for sure.

Enjoy the pictures and see more on Facebook, as well as read about the main altar painting and the church’s history here.

Related: Mikayla’s Wildwood Church-Style Tiny House

World’s Smallest Active Worship Catholic Church

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This is Mikayla’s Wildwood Church-Style Tiny House she built with her family.

They built this house from the ground up taking inspiration from the song “Church in the Wildwood.” The interior is still under construction.

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Mikayla’s Wildwood Church-Style Tiny House

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This is a one of a kind Little Church of Miracles tiny house on wheels that was built in the Spring of 2010.

It weighs about 5,600 lbs and is built on a flat bed trailer so it’s completely mobile. It’s 16′ long by 8’6″ wide.

The exterior wood siding and roof are made of cedar. The interior is built using redwoods and the panels and trim are pine.

It’s fully insulated and the tiny chapel inside seats six people, has standing room for an additional six, and even has room for a pastor, bride and groom. So it’s great for weddings, baptisms, or sermons.

Little Church of Miracles Tiny House on Wheels


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After traveling the world with nothing but a backpack, living tiny was nothing new to Gemma. But building a tiny house from the trailer up? Well, that was a whole new challenge, but one she met gladly with the help of her dad.

She has a whole off-grid set-up, including solar panels, a rainwater catchment system, and a composting toilet. Recycled materials helped keep costs down, such as donated insulation, and she chose to use MDF instead of plywood to further save money. You’re going to love the tour of this creative space!

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She Built a Budget Tiny House w/ Her Dad

Former Backpackers DIY Tiny Home 6

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Nick had a longtime dream of getting one of these Futuro UFO pods he used to see around town with his dad. When he noticed one of them survived the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, he was even more impressed with the design. Finally, he got the chance to have not one, but five of them! He’s turned this one — which used to be a fishing cabin —  into a unique vacation home.

This Futuro home is one of only 50 in the world! It has a giant, long bench that runs across the back wall, a slide-out Queen-sized bed, and three bunk beds. The UFO alone would make for a special vacation, but the property has an extra guest house with a larger kitchen, bathroom, and additional sleeping, as well as a sauna, pool, vintage McDonald’s playground, and more!

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UFO Vacation Pod in New Zealand

His Renovated 1968 Futuro UFO Home

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This 2005 Freightliner FS-65 2WD has been lovingly converted into a school bus tiny house! It has one of the largest shower stalls I’ve ever seen in a conversion, which takes up half of the bathroom that spans the entire width of the school bus.

Besides the impressive bathroom, the kitchen is also roomy, with large butcher block countertops on each side of the bus. It even has an oven, which many nomadic homes opt out of! The current owner is asking $40,000 or your best offer. The house is in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Low-Roof School Bus Conversion

Full 2005 Skoolie Build

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Christian and Kelsie sold their brick-and-mortar home so they could transform a school bus into a home on wheels! And they did an awesome job with the conversion, including a classy L-shaped kitchen, queen-sized bed, and spacious shower stall with a skylight into their creative layout.

The couple married young — at 19 and 21 — and have made their dreams come true! They pick up odd jobs, and she works remotely as an online tutor so that they can enjoy this lifestyle. Let us know which feature of their school bus conversion you love most!

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Their Custom School Bus Conversion with Sky-lit Shower

Christian and Kelsie’s Beautiful Bus Build 3

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