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Family of 4 Sells Home To Travel U.S. in a Skoolie

The Miller family left the “normal” American lifestyle, sold their home, bought a bus, and started traveling the country in it with their two young children!

So far, they’ve been loving their simpler life, and enjoy making so many memories together as a family. You can read our Q&A with the family at the end of the photo tour!

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Their Unconventional Lifestyle in a Navy Blue Bus

Their bus was partially converted when they purchased it.

They took their time making it a home sweet home.

They have a two-burner cooktop in the kitchen.

There’s a little fridge and air fryer.

Mom and dad’s bed in the back of the bus.

Here are the girls’ bunkbeds.

Here’s their cool shower stall.

I love the sunshine in the bathroom.

They’re loving their new life on the road.


What got you into tiny living?

We had looked into tiny living for many years and when we decided to sell our house we knew something was going to have to change to achieve the off-grid lifestyle we dreamed of. Little did we know we’d also be mobile!

Did you build your home or buy it? How long did the process take?

We bought our converted school bus at 75% complete in the build from a couple who wanted an even smaller rig and finished it ourselves while living on board over the last 11 months and within the last 3 months we completed our full renovation.

How has tiny living changed your life (for better or worse)?

It’s defiant changed our life for the better! We have more time together as a family, we get to travel the country and we have less belongings to deal with. Sure, there are some cons but the pros far outweigh them for us personally.

What’s the hardest part of tiny living?

The hardest part of tiny living would probably be the constant clean up. Although it only takes a quarter of the time it took in our 1750sqft house, it’s picking up ten times a day after the kids. This is a very micro issue to us in general.

What’s the most rewarding part?

Living tiny has more rewards than living large ever offered us. The best reward of all is the amount of time we get to spend together as a family. It’s truly incredible.

Any advice for people looking to go tiny?

My only advice is just do it. If you have a part of you that believes it’s an option, or you feel even the slightest the pull to go tiny, just go ahead and jump right into it. We went tiny as a family of 4 in the matter of weeks with no plan and have zero regrets. You come into this world with no material possessions and you’ll leave the same way. Collect experiences and memories, not things.

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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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