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Family of 4, Homeschooling in a School Bus

Once again, here’s a family with small kids taking advantage of the skoolie lifestyle! The Stone family is homeschooling in their DIY rig, called the “Green Bean,” which they spent about $15,000 making into their home on wheels.

The couple did all the work themselves, saving a lot of money in the process. They’ve been on the road for a couple months now, chasing the coastline and searching for warmer weather. Because the home is off-grid, their month-to-month expenses really only include the cost of fuel and the occasional campsite (they boondock most of the time).

Their girls, Pepper and Violet, have awesome bunks near the back of the bus with climbing stones, and plenty of room for toys under their dinette. Watch the full tour from Tiny Home Tours below!

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Living & Homeschooling on the Road: The Stone Family

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The long view of their bright and happy home.

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Father, Spike, gets to spend more time with his girls this way.

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Look at this neat kids’ table he dreamt up!

Family of Four in “Green Bean”: Their Bus Conversion Home

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A piece of their kitchen. The faucet can go out the window for an outdoor shower.

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Pepper climbing up into her bunk.

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VIDEO: Family of 4 & Their DIY School Bus Conversion


  • Homeschooling on the road
  • Going down the coastline (looking for warm weather)
  • Do most of their cooking outside
  • Dinette with lots of storage
  • Shower and composting toilet inside
  • Bunk beds for the girls with climbing hooks

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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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  • Mary L McGuirk
    November 20, 2020, 3:41 pm

    Having Pepper learn how to “rock climb” and knowing the rules (only one appendage at a time should move is rule one) is such a useful life skill…My daughter learned it in a Montessori pre-k school many years ago, and still remembers.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 24, 2020, 1:55 pm

      Yes we have a rock-climbing wall outside and it’s great for the kids!

  • sheila plourde
    December 19, 2020, 3:19 am

    This is a nice home. If I had kids I would home school them. They would learn about the truth of our history. This is very comfortable looking. Those kids are lucky. Wish nothing but the best to this family.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 21, 2020, 2:45 pm

      Homeschooling is definitely becoming more popular in the midst of this pandemic!

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