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A Look Inside the History & Workings of Alternative Tiny Homes 5

Built his first Tiny House for $13k

Tony used all his savings to buy a shipping container back in 2017. He had zero construction experience but was sure it’d take him about 3 months to convert the container into a home. Instead, he worked extra and then spent his weekends — for 9 months — seeing his plan come to fruition. In [...]

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From Bus Conversion to Van Life in Their Ford Transit 2

They Went from Bus Life to Van Life

When Kels and Jay first went tiny, they converted a large bus into an awesome tiny house. Kels said that was largely for her — she couldn’t imagine downsizing any further into a van. But after two years of #buslife, she realized she didn’t need that much! So they sold the bus and converted a [...]

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After Losing His Wife, zman Retires in His Overlander 5

Retired in an Overlander RV After Losing his Wife

Daniel served in Vietnam and Thailand and got married, had children, raised them, and retired. Just after retiring, he lost his wife to cancer.  He felt completely lost and ended up hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail in Spain, where he came to realize how little he needed to live and feel content — so [...]

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Affordable 20′ Tumbleweed Cyprus SHELL 2

20-ft. Tumbleweed Tiny House Shell for $20k

Jim got in touch with us to show us his Tumbleweed Cypress shell that he built back in 2014 on a 20′ Tumbleweed Titan trailer. He did an awesome job with such attention to detail, and now he is ready for it to go to someone who can finish off the inside. While he did [...]

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Dancer and Fashionista’s Amazing French-Inspired Shuttle Bus 4

Dancer and Fashionista’s Amazing French-Inspired Shuttle Bus

D knows what she loves and is so unapologetically *her,* and you can see that all the way through her shuttle bus conversion. She actually built and owns her own tiny house, but found it was too difficult to tow around. So she used the leftover materials from her THOW build, along with other reclaimed [...]

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Artist and Web Designer on the Road at 18 Years Old 2

Artist and Web Designer Hit the Road at 18 Years Old

Emma and Justin fell in love at 15, and as high school graduation loomed, were trying to decide what to do next. College? Stay home with their parents? Neither option sounded fun, but they saw van/bus conversions all over YouTube and thought that was their best course of action. While they spent $6,000 more than [...]

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People Experiencing Homelessness in France Can Build Their Own Tiny Homes!

Program Allows Homeless in France to Build Their own Tiny Homes

Through this incredible program, people experiencing homelessness in France have a chance to build tiny homes and learn valuable construction skills in the process. The video below shows Pascal, age 52, getting the keys to his own beautiful, clean home built by himself and others in the program alongside experienced carpenters. What a great idea! [...]

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World Travelers’ Home Base Skoolie 3

World Travelers’ Home Base Skoolie

Jannia and Korbyn “didn’t know nothing about nothing” when it came to building a school bus home, but when their globetrotting days came to a sudden halt in 2020, they decided it was time to check “bus life” off their bucket list. The couple married in Thailand and spent five months in lockdown in Denmark [...]

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He Turned a Vintage Volkswagen Bug into A Micro Camper! 4

He Turned a Vintage Volkswagen Bug into A Micro Camper!

Now here’s something you don’t see every day! This is a 1965 Volkswagen bug that’s been converted into a micro camper. It looks a lot like a teardrop camper shape-wise, and the interior is just large enough for a twin-sized custom mattress and a 10-inch TV. In the trunk, Sergio (the builder) included an entire [...]

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Cheyenne ArtHaus Bringing Art to Everyone 3

Art Center Tiny House on Wheels

While we mostly talk about tiny homes here in terms of a living or vacation space, that’s not all they can be! This innovative group had the great idea to create a mobile art studio in a tiny home, so they could easily bring art to those who might otherwise not have access (or might [...]

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Colin’s Short Bus With Rooftop Deck 3

Colin’s Short Bus With Rooftop Deck

What better way to find your future home than by traveling the whole country? That’s what former manager Colin is doing in his 2003 Ford E350 Short Bus conversion. Tired of his high-paced life in San Francisco, he purchased and converted the bus to meet his unique needs. He ramped up his solar, so he [...]

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12×20 Studio Tiny Home on Skids

12×20 Studio Tiny Home on Skids

This 240-square-foot shed-turned-tiny-pottery-studio shows you just how much potential shed kits have! This one has a lovely metal roof with two plastic skylights that let in tons of natural light. The pottery studio is for sale for $19,500 and could be transformed into a studio for just about anything, or a tiny home if you [...]

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Four Years of Bus Life Retirement

Four Years of Bus Life Retirement

After an R.V. vacation, Debbie said she *never* wanted to go camping again. But when she and her husband, Jim, lost their jobs and were watching Bus Life on YouTube, she started thinking she could live in an awesome skoolie conversion. And Jim made it happen! They created a bus with a raised roof, radiant [...]

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Social Worker’s Self-Designed Tiny Home in Houston 6

Her 384-sq.-ft., Tall Loft Tiny House in Houston

Laura, a social worker in the Houston area, designed and built this gorgeous 384 sq. ft. tiny house with a covered porch. She chose such a calming color palette for the interior, which makes it a true retreat from the rest of the world! The bedroom loft is extra tall, keeping it from feeling claustrophobic [...]

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Her Van with a Skylight & Lazy Susan 3

Her Van with a Skylight & Lazy Susan

Sarah was familiar with #vanlife when she graduated from college and settled into her 9-5 job, but the work routine finally convinced her that an alternative life was the right choice. She expected to do the conversion by herself, but it turned out her mother was very excited about the adventure and jumped all-in with [...]

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Nurse & Teacher Take 6 Months Off for Baja Van Life 2

Nurse & Teacher Take 6 Months Off for Baja Van Life

This nurse & teacher couple were burnt out after COVID did a number to their professions — so they decided to take a sabbatical in Baja — in a van! Their DIY promaster is just lovely, with a long countertop for cooking and a huge picture window to let in the sunlight. They have a [...]

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Michelle Ignored the Naysayers, Sold Her Stuff & Bought a Van

Michelle Ignored the Naysayers, Sold Her Stuff & Bought a Van

The two things that were holding Michelle back from van life were her stuff and other people’s negative opinions. Once she got rid of those, she was able to jump into her van joyfully and after two years on the road her only regret is that she didn’t do it sooner! She travels with her [...]

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Shed To House Conversion For Sale in Iowa

Shed To House Conversion For Sale in Iowa

This 240 square foot shed to house conversion is an awesome little home available right now for a great price! Seller is asking $23,400 (negotiable) and the home is complete (although it doesn’t come furnished). It’s studio-style inside besides the bathroom, and right now it’s set up with a downstairs bedroom, kitchen and living space. [...]

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Couple’s Skoolie Conversion with Shatterproof Glass and Keyless Entry 2

Short Bus Conversion with Shatterproof Glass

What an awesome couple! Nate, Sheena, and their dog live together in a beautifully built-out short bus conversion. The two of them seem so genuine and sweet — I wish we could be friends! Their home has a pretty sky blue exterior, and the inside features a lot of wood tones. They use a wood [...]

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Metalworker & Artist Transcending Existance in His Roof-Raised Skoolie. 4

Metalworker’s ‘Transcending Existence’ Raised Roof School Bus Home

Wess had the travel bug as a young adult but chose parenthood first. When his boys were getting older, he decided to think about tiny living/travel again and that’s when he stumbled across the school bus that he bought to turn into a house (before they were really Instagram-popular). As a metalworker, he had the [...]

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Gorgeous French Cabin in the Wild

Gorgeous French Cabin in the Wild

This French Cabin was handbuilt by the host, Mattheiu, and he did a lovely job! The two-story structure features a living/kitchen/bathroom on the first floor, and a ladder takes you up to the loft bedroom with plenty of headroom. The exterior features stunning board and batten clapboarding, and there’s a shaded private terrace where you [...]

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Her Off-Grid Container Condo in Maine 6

Her Shipping Container Tiny House with a Gym

Emily was inspired by what she read in magazines about living off-grid on her own raw land and reducing her carbon footprint. She ended up buying a shipping container before she even purchased land in Maine to put it on. Thankfully it all worked out and she found her perfect spot. For the past decade, [...]

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DIY Truck Bed Camper For Sale

DIY Truck Bed Camper For Sale: $8.7K

Over the years we’ve shown you plenty of examples of people who love living in their truck bed campers. Well, here’s your chance to jump in fairly inexpensively. For $8.7K, you can buy this fully-functional truck bed camper that even has a shower and toilet room all set up. It’s an 8×10 with a sleeper [...]

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She Went From a Bus to a Van & Visited 48 States. 3

From 60-hour Workweeks to 48-state Van Life 

Gypsy was working 60 hours a week, talking about her dreams of escaping it all, when a coworker told her to just “shut up and do it.” She was shocked, but inspired, and within three weeks had purchased a bus she converted into her first tiny home. That said, the bus was cumbersome and she [...]

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