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Family Turns School Bus, Short-Bus, and Shipping Container into their Tiny Home


This is the story of a family who turned a school bus, short-bus, and a shipping container into their tiny homes.

Seven years ago, Jeremy and Mira Thompson quit their jobs and sold their suburban home to hit the road in a short-bus they’d converted into a mobile home. After a year on the road, they’d gone through their savings and were thinking about starting a family.1

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Family’s School Bus, Short-Bus, and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

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Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Familys School Bus Short-Bus and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Images © Faircompanies.com via YouTube

Video Tour: WA Maker Turns Skoolie, Short-bus, and Container into their Family Home

Highlights

  • They quit they jobs 7 years ago and sold their home to hit the road in a short-bus they converted
  • After a year on the road, they’d gone through their savings and wanted to start a family
  • Now they live on a family property in Washington
  • They bought a full-sized school bus at an auction and turned it into a mobile cottage
  • Jeremy used to be an auto body mechanic
  • He also recently studied architectural drafting
  • He found an affordable shipping container and turned it into an office with a green roof using recycled materials

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Sources

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODDhG2OqC5A
  2. https://faircompanies.com/videos/wa-maker-turns-skoolie-short-bus-container-into-home-office/
  3. https://www.facebook.com/theVonThompsonCreative/

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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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  • Avatar Kathleen veltsos August 11, 2018, 1:57 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story and lovely family. Your home is beautiful

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan August 12, 2018, 12:38 am

    Wow! The architectural challenges there were huge, and you did an amazing job. It’s beautiful, unique, and charming all at once. The arches for interior entryways are so pretty, and I love the exteriors. You are quite the designer. Keep up the good work!

  • Avatar Diane August 12, 2018, 6:16 pm

    I am so glad I opened this today. I am a designer and really appreciated your unique use of elements. Repurposing is so rewarding when it all comes together like a story unfolding through design and living. Loved it.

  • Avatar Tom Osterdock August 13, 2018, 12:47 pm

    that is the first school bus that I truly love. Great amazing job.

  • Avatar Joseph August 23, 2018, 9:37 pm

    Amazing. Problem solved! By using the container as the superstructure and simply attaching a veneer with an air gap for insulation the sweating of a metal box I think is either gone or irrelevant! The container providing the strength, security and simplicity!! Fast, attractive and can be veneered in many many ways. Great post.

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