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She Bought A Bus & Quit Her Job in 48 Hours


Olivia had been a nurse for about 5 years and was completely burnt out. She saw a listing on Facebook Marketplace for a converted short bus for $10K. She had enough money in the bank from selling her home to immediately purchase the rig — and quit her job — in just 48 hours.

Believe it or not, she had never even heard about #buslife until she saw the listing for her bus! While the bus was livable as-purchased, she chose to finish the build to her taste, putting in another $10K to the build. Enjoy the tour below and let us know what you love most about it.

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Former Nurse’s $20K Bus with Two Adorable Dogs

She Bought A Bus & Quit Her Job in 48 Hours

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It took 5 coats to get the great color on her van.

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She got the idea for her lower cabinets from TikTok

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Marsha Cowan
    February 10, 2023, 9:44 am

    Really cute! Love the colors 🥰

  • Liz
    February 10, 2023, 4:52 pm

    First, thank you for your invaluable work as a nurse. Yet another hero!
    I would have loved to see more pictures rather than a 22 minute video. I don’t bother with anything over 6-8 minutes. 😣

  • vee
    February 10, 2023, 8:06 pm

    Great job for so little money! I’m impressed that Olivia did so much work herself with no experience.
    I love what she has done — very livable and fun. Sweet space for her canines as well!! Love it!!

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