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Cottages on Vaughn: Half-Acre Pocket Neighborhood with Tiny Homes

It’s no surprise to anyone that there’s a housing crisis, and a need for more affordable and diverse housing options, but the folks at MicroLife Institute worked hard to do something about it. They teamed up with the city of Clarkson, Georgia — a suburb of Atlanta — to create a “micro pocket neighborhood” with [...]

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The Bibia Bus: DIY Short Bus Conversion w/ Shower

During his senior year of college, Stefaan spent his class periods scrolling through Marketplace searching for a bus that he and his buddies could hop into and trash during the summer they graduated. But once Stefaan found his rig and started putting in the hours fixing mechanical issues, rust problems and water damage, he simply [...]

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Professional Baker & Makeup Artist in their DIY Van Build

Brad and Shyla wanted to switch things up in life, so they went down the van life rabbit-hole on YouTube, purchased a van, and then moved in — when all they had in it was a platform and their Tempurpedic mattress! Neither had any construction experience, but the finished product is gorgeous. They included an [...]

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Bev’s Bohemian Van Update! 2

Bev’s Bohemian Van Update! 59 & Awesome

When Beverly first got into vanlife three years ago, she kept things simple and to a tight budget just to make sure she really wanted to live in a van. You might remember her last van tour we showed off here. Well now she’s had some time to make renovations and wanted to share her [...]

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Family of 4 Sells 3 Bdrm Home for 42 Foot 5th Wheel

Family of 4 Trade House for RV Life

When the housing market started exploding, Nikki and Lindsay saw it as the perfect time to sell their 3-bedroom home and purchase a fifth wheel RV so they could travel the country with their two sons. Originally the RV was fairly outdated, with bulky (and heavy) furniture. But they added paint, wallpaper and new furniture [...]

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Kris’ Handmade Off-Grid Smallholding in Wales 3

Five Years in his $3k Cordwood Home

As a fellow homesteader/self-sufficient wannabe, Kris’ tour of his smallholding that he created from basically nothing for very little money is absolutely astounding. He’s planted 2,500 trees, built a solar array and hydroelectric plant, crafted his own cordwood home as well as a huge workshop, greenhouse, and multiple outbuildings all using — primarily — materials [...]

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Brandon’s Tesla-Powered Skoolie 2

Living in his School Bus Conversion at 40 

A decade ago Brandon did his first big road trip, and since then he’s been hoping to someday hit the road full time again. He was trying out a van for a bit when he stumbled across this bus for sale in the parking lot of a mechanic’s shop — and within 45 minutes he [...]

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