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Retro 1969 School Bus Tiny House Conversion Night Time

This is a 1969 International short school bus that was converted into the Old School B&B in British Columbia, Canada. It’s built with materials that were salvaged locally and it’s decorated with fun thrifted vintage items to bring us back to the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

The bus has a roof built above it to protect it from the weather and to cover the outdoor bathroom/outhouse as well as the porch area. 

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This School Bus Tiny House Has a Roof Built Over It!

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Hewing Haus – Explorin Alternatives Outdoor Day

Prefab homes have had a negative reputation in the past for being mass-produced and poorly made but  Hewing Haus is one of several amazing companies that are challenging this stereotype by building prefab homes with quality materials and attention to detail.

They have a series of small home designs ranging in size from 200 ftto 600 ft2 and we had the chance to tour the smallest model at their warehouse in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

These tiny homes are not built on trailers.  Instead, they can be transported on a regular transport truck and craned into place onto a variety of foundations, including helical piles.  They can be used as cabins, bunkies, retreats, rentals, accessory dwelling units, and laneway houses to name just a few options, and they can be set up almost anywhere (be sure to check out the video below to see a bunkie being installed on top of a cliff with a helicopter!).

Modern Prefab Tiny House by Hewing Haus

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Camper Truck House Life - Exterior Side - Exploring Alternatives

This epic DIY truck house is 8′ long x 6′ wide and sits on the flatbed of a 1996 Ford F-350.

It was designed and built by Timmy from Truck House Life as a full-time home on wheels for his adventurous lifestyle in Alaska.

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Living Off-Grid In A DIY Overland Truck House

Camper Truck House Life - Exterior - Exploring Alternatives

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Modern Off-Grid Cob House Tour - Outside - Exploring Alternatives

This monolithic cob house is completely off-grid with a 1-kilowatt solar power system and a backup generator for electricity, a Rumford fireplace and propane radiant in-floor heating, and a constructed wetland for natural wastewater treatment.

The modern interior living space is approximately 1,000 square feet in size with an open-concept kitchen, dining, and living room, as well as 2 bedrooms, a mechanical room, and a bathroom.

Monolithic Cob House With Solar-Power

Modern Off-Grid Cob House Tour - Outside - Exploring Alternatives

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Tiny Nest Tiny House Outside - Exploring Alternatives

Jake & Kiva started building their 20-foot long tiny house in 2014 and they’ve been living in it full-time with their cat and dog for 4 years now!

They came up with some brilliant solutions and designs to maximize the small space and make it as functional as possible, and the build cost $36K CAD.

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Jake & Kiva’s 20-ft. Self-Built Tiny Home

Tiny Nest Tiny House Outside - Exploring Alternatives

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Ambulance Camper Van Conversion - Exploring Alternatives

This is a stunning DIY conversion of an ambulance into a camper van, built by Amanda and her dad over the course of 7 months.

The vehicle is a 2006 Ford E-350 cutaway that used to be an emergency response vehicle for the US Navy. Amanda bought it for $10,000 CAD and the conversion cost an additional $10,000 CAD.

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She Built It With Her Dad In 7 Months

Ambulance Camper Van Conversion - Exploring Alternatives

Image © Amanda Lemay

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