Brian and Stella Sullivan used to pay big rent to live in a two-bedroom apartment near Seattle and felt like finances were always tight and they weren’t spending quality time together as a family.
But when Brian got a job offer that would have required a two-hour commute, they ditched the conventional apartment life and created Big Bertha, a solar-powered bus conversion perfect for their family of five.
Freedom. Freedom with our money, our time and our location. [..] The most important thing in life is people, and spending the most time with our family and children was a huge priority. We were not about to sacrifice our family time to work multiple jobs, paying for a lifestyle we didn’t want. [..] Less space, less stuff, less time cleaning, less stress. More time to enjoy life and our children.
This is a video tour of their awesome tiny dwelling.
Big Bertha: Family of Five’s School Bus Conversion
Video: Tiny House School Bus Conversion: Take a Tour!
- Mud room and office at front of bus
- Galley design
- Under-couch storage
- Full-sized couch beds
- Composting toilet
- Washing machine
- Bunk beds for kids
- 1996 Blue Bird (cost $2,800)
- Renovations (cost $25,000)
- Registered RV
- Read more on their blog
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