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Are you curious about others who are living in tiny houses? Well, great, because this area is jam-packed with tiny house people interviews.


So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like going from 2,500-square-feet down to 250-square-feet, well, these people can tell you about it!


From folks who built their own tiny homes out of garbage, to ones who went from massive homes down to a 100-square-foot van conversion to adventure the world with!


It’s all here… The question is, when are you going to go tiny and start living the life you’ve been waiting for?

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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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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Senior Finds Safety and Security and Financial Freedom in Her Container Home 2

Retired with Financial Freedom in Her Shipping Container Tiny Home

After suffering sexual assault, Sally found herself feeling unsafe in her three-bedroom home. She would need to check closets and bedrooms to make sure they were clear. But now that she’s downsized into a tiny container home, she feels at peace in her surroundings filled with artwork. Her home has all she needs and with [...]

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Captain Tucker’s Escape to Baja in His Class A RV 2

Captain Tucker’s Escape to Baja in His Class A RV

It’s so secret that restaurant owners/workers/chefs work long, tiring hours. And during the past few years, it’s been harder than ever to navigate the ever-changing laws and restrictions. For Captain Tucker, he thought buying an RV to put behind his restaurant where he could catch naps during his 14-hour days would be enough to restore [...]

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Canada to Panama and Back in ProMaster with Murphy Bed 3

Canada to Panama and Back in ProMaster with Murphy Bed

Anne-So and JP met in university and later started dating. It was their New Zealand road-tripping in a rental van that made them fall in love with vanlife, but JP wasn’t quite sold on selling all their stuff, quitting their jobs, and moving into a van full-time — at first! Thankfully, he came around, and [...]

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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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Redefining Selfishness Living in Her Escape Boho 2

Life in her Escape Boho Tiny House

I always enjoy getting to see a tiny house model that’s lived-in! We show off a lot of gorgeous, hot-off-the-press Escape models, but this one is extra special because Tyler has made it hers with artwork, plants, and mementos. She was trying to buy a home and put in multiple offers, but it all fell [...]

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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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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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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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Baker and Her chihuahuas in Their Tiny Heirloom

Baker and Her Chihuahuas in Their Tiny Heirloom

This is Robin’s beautiful tiny house, designed with a full kitchen for her baking and a cozy downstairs bedroom. She shares the home with her two chihuahuas, Jack and Louie. They live in a community called Park Delta Bay in Northern California. She has a dishwasher drawer, a full bathroom with a tiled shower, and [...]

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Enjoying Wheelchair-Accessible VAN life! 2

Enjoying Wheelchair-Accessible VAN Life!

What an inspirational couple! When neurological issues forced Tanya to retire early, she started looking at #vanlife. Her husband, Derec, is in a wheelchair and didn’t think it would be possible to adjust to life on the road or get a vehicle that met his needs. With the help of the VA, the couple got [...]

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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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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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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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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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