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Family of 5s Downsize: From 6 Acre Homestead to Bus Conversion


This family of five downsized from a 6 acre homestead in Minnesota to full-time living in a 40 ft. bus conversion, and they couldn’t be happier with their pared down lifestyle.

The coolest part of this bus? The back 7 ft have been dedicated to the wife/mom’s mobile salon! She has her mobile license and they built the space to proper codes so she can do hair on the road. Pretty amazing.

Their three kids, ages 9, 8 and 5 have always homeschooled and love their bunk “bedrooms” and tiny lifestyle. Check out the video tour from Tiny House Giant Journey below!

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Family of 5 in a Skoolie with a Mobile Salon

It took the couple about 7 months to build out their bus, with everything just as they wanted it.

They bought the bus for $4,000 and put about $26,000 into renovations. Here’s the room for their 3 kids.

Nearly all their meals are home-cooked in their bus and they sit down together to eat every one.

The back of the bus closes off from the front for bedtime.

Here’s a look at the mobile salon! What an amazing way to make a living on the road.

VIDEO: Family of 5 Living in SCHOOL BUS Tiny Home w/ Mobile Salon

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Natalie C. McKee

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 two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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