Sylvie bought a tiny house to have a permanent, full-time home for her and her teenage daughter.
Living tiny gives her more financial freedom. Her house will be paid for in 10 years, and she already has more flexibility to travel and spend time doing what she loves. She also hopes that her new minimalist lifestyle will allow her to help save money for her daughter’s studies when the time comes.
Pat & Mel built this tiny house in Ontario, Canada as a way to stop paying rent, and to start living a simple, minimalist lifestyle.
They lived in it completely off the grid for 3 years while it was parked on a friend’s land, but they recently decided to sell the tiny home and buy a house because it was cheaper than buying vacant land (a down payment on a piece of land in Ontario is often 35%, while the cost of a down payment on a home is often as low as 5%).
While they were living in the house, they were completely off the grid. They used a wood stove for heat, solar panels for electricity, propane for hot water and cooking, and they collected rainwater for all of their water needs. They used a composting toilet (Nature’s Head) since they didn’t have access to a septic system.
Tessa and Jacob from The Free to Wander Bus built this epic skoolie conversion for about $12,000 CAD ($9,244 USD), including the cost of the bus, new tires, and mechanical work to get it on the road.
The couple are firm believers in reducing their environmental footprint, which is why they decided to try living in a small space.
They have a cozy sitting area that doubles as a guest bed, a dining table with two stools, a spacious kitchen with a simple plumbing setup and lots of counter space, a wood stove for heat, and a double bed at the back, separated from the main living space by two large closets.
Couple’s Amazing Skoolie Bus Conversion on a Budget!
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