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Family of 9 Living in a Bus Conversion

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This a story of a family of 9 living in their bus conversion. So if you thought that only small families, couples, or even just singles could live tiny, think again.

Outside, you’ll notice this school bus has been painted red and white and bears the name “Good News.” This family of nine transformed the school bus into a cozy home for two parents and their seven young children.

When you go inside, you’ll find what looks a lot like an RV. They have a dinette where the kids can eat and play board games, a beautiful kitchen complete with an oven for mom to bake homemade bread (yes, she’s that amazing), and built in bunks for the kiddos to sleep in. The master bedroom is in the back of the bus and they have one bathroom for all the family’s needs. Open up the back hatch and you’ll find a washer/dryer, because as you can imagine, nine people come with a lot of laundry!

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Family of 9 Living in a Bus Conversion


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Video: The Good News Bus Conversion Story

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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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  • Matt
    February 14, 2016, 8:35 am

    Yea….I don’t foresee this lasting very long lol. One of the better kitchens though, it’s rare to see a stove/oven combo in a bus con.

  • Debbie Johnson
    February 14, 2016, 9:23 am

    I think this is amazing. They kept saying when they are home, is this not their permanent home? I do believe what they did is great, and teaching their children to do chores is very important. Children today have it too easy sometimes, not all of them, but they are not responsible for doing anything . I love what they are doing and teaching their children well. Thank you for the video. The children are adorable.

  • Jonathan
    February 14, 2016, 10:10 am

    Greetings from Denmark,
    you have a wonderful family and a wonderful bus-home. You are all so amazing. Many thamks for an amazing youtube clip – the best I have seen about tiny home. May God bless all of you with health and happiness as this is the truth richness to life. Be well and keep on with those amazing clips. Warm regards, Jonathan

  • Christa
    February 14, 2016, 2:51 pm

    Wonderful bus. Wonderful family. God bless you guys!

  • Eric
    February 14, 2016, 6:28 pm

    One of the issues I have with the bus conversions like in this article is the horrendous cost of travelling in it when you “stop” at a place for awhile. Unless of course they tow a small car behind it and use that once they settle for awhile in an area.

  • Mike H
    February 14, 2016, 8:33 pm

    What an awesome group!! I’m curious how the bus carries all the weight and especially wonder about all the weight behind the axle with the holding tanks and washing machine and storage. Thanks for sharing your story, I’m so inspired by your life!!

  • Alan & Insook Webb USAF RET.
    February 14, 2016, 11:59 pm

    You both should be proud of all that you have accomplished together as a wonderful family. I will enjoy reading your blog about converting the bus I am sure. I was a heavy vehicle mechanic for 27 years and have finally set up my wood working shop and was very inspired by your bus conversion. I was thinking of a smaller bus about half that size for my wife and I to tour America in. I think that she would love what you all have accomplished when she sees the video her self. May God bless you all on your safe trip through life. Thank you.

  • Alex
    February 15, 2016, 11:24 am

    Great to see your family , still living out the Great Commission ,
    I hope the Love of Jesus will stay in all of your lives forever !
    Blessings to all you wonderful people , and let the great Holy Spirit continue to fill you with the Spirit of the Lord Jesus.
    Thanks for sharing ,
    you made my day,
    Love in Christ ,
    P. S. Do you have solar panels on the roof of the bus , like maybe stick on ones which don’t add much weight or thickness ?

  • Joel
    February 16, 2016, 9:46 pm

    What did you do for insurance. I am converting a bus for full time. Any help would be appreciated!

  • Juliette
    March 28, 2016, 2:04 am

    Beautiful job & beautiful family & purpose which keeps you all aligned! Thank you so much for sharing :”)
    Flourish & prosper!

  • Paul
    June 14, 2016, 8:52 pm

    @ Daryl Hawkins… well, with 9 people you’d run out of food pretty darn quick too. Did it not occur to you that they probably do a weekly shop of non perishables and buy the perishables on a daily or semi-daily basis? Sheesh!

  • Danette
    June 14, 2016, 11:04 pm

    What an awesome job! Very nice!

  • Sylvia Bell
    June 21, 2016, 9:47 pm

    Beautifully done. What a lovely family you have. You both are doing a great job raising your children to be happy and helpful. God Bless all of you.

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