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Family of 8 w/ Pets Living in a Bus

This is the Evans family (their Instagram). They’re a family of 8 with pets (3 dogs and a snake) living on a bus that they renovated themselves. That’s 8 people, 3 dogs, and a snake living and traveling out of a DIY bus conversion (their YouTube Channel).

They are excited to be traveling the world and giving their children real experiences instead of just reading and watching movies. Pretty cool parents, right? This story is brought to you thanks to the Tiny Home Tours YouTube Channel.

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8 People, 3 Dogs, And A Snake Living And Traveling in a DIY Bus Conversion!

That’s right! A family of 8, with 3 dogs, AND a snake, living and traveling in this beautiful bus motorhome that they built and converted themselves.

The living area with privacy curtains. See the rest in the complete video tour below.

Video: Family of 8 Downsizes to DIY Bus Conversion

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Theresa Perdue
    March 5, 2020, 7:40 pm

    What a beautiful home.

  • Melissa
    March 6, 2020, 7:46 pm

    Beautiful! I have sckoolie-envy! 😍

  • Theresa Perdue
    March 7, 2020, 11:57 am

    Ok 6 kids but only 5 beds? What am I missing?

    • James D.
      March 8, 2020, 12:41 am

      One bed is below…

      • Theresa Perdue
        March 23, 2020, 11:54 am

        That’s still only 5 beds. 4 bunk beds and one below. Where does the 6th kid sleep?

        • James D.
          March 23, 2020, 4:16 pm

          Note, they say family of 8 but only show 5 kids… So that could either mean the sixth child is either moved out and not living with them full time anymore or a baby that they didn’t want to show in the video that would still be sleeping with the parents… Or another adult family member who is traveling with them but not shown in the video…

          Though, father did mention bunks are under rotation as older kids move out then the younger kids will take over their bunk…

  • Rosa Espinal
    March 7, 2020, 9:12 pm

    I absolutely love this beautiful home, there’s nothing that I’d change, it’s perfect the wait it is. Congrats to them, they did an amazing job in converting a bus into a home!

  • Michael L
    June 20, 2020, 11:06 pm

    And I thought living tiny in a 312 sq ft cottage with two terriers and a cat was a challenge!

  • Gary P. McCoy Cynthia McCoy
    September 15, 2020, 4:38 pm

    We are a family of 7. My husband is 64 and I am 59. We had planned to retire in a few years and travel. However 2 years ago we adopted 5 of our 23 Grandchildren. This makes me think we might still be able to do both. Thank you and I love your home and wouldn’t change a thing if it was mine.

  • Gary P. McCoy Cynthia McCoy
    September 15, 2020, 4:40 pm

    We are a family of 7. My husband is 64 and I am 59. We had planned to retire in a few years and travel. However 2 years ago we adopted 5 of our 23 Grandchildren and thought that we would not be doing our dream at this time. You have inspired me it might still be possible to do both. Thank you and I love your home and wouldn’t change a thing if it was mine.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 16, 2020, 1:06 pm

      Wow! Bless you Cynthia for adopting them! I hope you can make your dreams come true.

  • Sherry
    April 20, 2021, 2:24 pm

    Just NO with children ever……..

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 21, 2021, 9:25 am

      As a mom of three I tend to agree, but to each their own!

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 20, 2021, 8:49 pm

    I have read this story before and seen the pictures. I still love this bus, and I love the story behind it. It is a great build and lovely decorating. What an amazing family. Best wishes to you and safe travels.

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