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Stephanie found out she had to leave her apartment in the midst of the pandemic. She says without that happening she probably never would have been brave enough to buy a bus and convert it with her wood-working mom into her full-time home. But life threw lemons and she made — a tiny house!

She and her two bunnies now live in the bus and she carves spoons and bowls for a living! I love that she paid attention to her values in the build, and made sure to have space for entertaining and hospitality even though it’s a tiny home.

Enjoy her interview with Tiny Home Tours below, and be sure to follow her adventures on Instagram here.

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She Lost Her Apartment & Built A Tiny Home

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Here’s another example of an awesome couple who found themselves trapped in the 9 to 5 grind and wanted something more — and so they jumped on the skoolie bandwagon, cultivated remote work opportunities, and have been bus living since September 2019.

Shelby says bus life has significantly improved her mental health, which is so important in general, and especially during the challenging times that have been the last year.

The bus interior is sleek and modern, which is just what they wanted to keep a minimalistic feel. We got to interview Shelby, so be sure to read the Q&A at the end of the post (and follow them on Instagram here).

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Shelby & David’s Aimless Travels in their Bus Conversion

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David and Lauren did all the “right” things — went to college, got married, and got great jobs (David was an Aerospace Engineer!), but after six years the couple realized they wanted more! David quit his job and became a ski expert, and Lauren takes on travel nursing contracts around the country.

The couple hopes to visit all 50 states during their adventure, and all the National Parks if possible. Their bus conversion is awesome, as well, complete with a large desk area for working from home, as well as a back garage to fit all their gear. And yes, they have a bathroom.

You can watch their tour with Tiny Home Tours below, and follow the couple on Instagram here.

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Toilet, Shower & Tons of Storage in this Bus Build

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For a $15,000 total investment, Isaac went from van short roof van to an awesome diesel short bus he’s been living in and out of for about a year and a half.

His bus features an epic roof-top deck, a back deck, and a very creative — if a bit primitive — shower/toilet set up! His $30 live-edge countertop is one of his favorite features in the bus and it’s easy to see why.

He’s also a pleasure to listen to, and says his favorite part of bus life is the community and the people he’s met along the way. Watch his interview with Tiny Home Tours below!

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Check Out Isaac’s Upgrade from Van Life to Bus Living!

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Audrey and Paul bought their bus back in 2018 and spent 20 months making it into their amazing bus home. They spend half of what they used to in bills and utilities by living in their bus rather than a standard apartment and the best part? It’s all theirs, made exactly how they wanted it!

A former Marine, Paul is now a full-time student while Audrey works a number of mobile/remote jobs such as teaching yoga. They enjoyed a couple of months of traveling before settling down in an RV park near Paul’s school. The home has a cozy farmhouse chic vibe, and they built it out without any former experience in construction!

We got the chance to interview the couple, so be sure to check out the Q&A after the photo tour. Oh, and follow them on Instagram here.

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They Reduced Their Monthly Bills by 50%!

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Bus conversions are such a great reflection of their owner’s and their priorities. That couldn’t be more true with Luke’s 2003 Ford E450 school bus conversion. While some might prefer running hot water, this digital nomad made sure to have space and charge for all his electronics and instruments.

He does have an RV toilet in the bus connected to a black water tank, but he uses baby wipes to keep clean when he can’t get to a public shower. The exterior of his bus has a fantastic hand-painted mural he did himself. He also has a cozy bed cave inside with lots of pillows!

Watch the full interview from Tiny Home Tours below, and follow Luke on Instagram.

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Web Designer & Musician in his Bus Conversion

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This family of three travels in their DIY mini bus conversion, “Fern 2” — a near-duplicate of the couple’s first bus conversion named Fern. Fern 2 became home after Mande and Ben added son Sawyer to the family.

The tiny bus includes a portable toilet in the closet area, and an outdoor shower set-up you’re sure to envy. The inside of the bus is absolutely impeccable, with bright colors and clean lines that make it feel much larger than it really is. Instead of building in a bed for Sawyer, they found a small pack and play to set up which they can take down as needed. Brilliant!

Tiny Home Tours did a great interview with the couple (Mande is a school teacher and Ben fixes boats) which you can watch below! Follow them on Instagram here.

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Simple Family Life in Fern 2, The Bus

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Jeremy had really never traveled before. He had a good-paying job and owned his own home, but he didn’t want to live his life feeling like he should have done something different and didn’t — so he found an awesome bus conversion on Ebay, bought it, and has been living on the road now for 3 years.

His dog, Norm, is famous on Instagram and Jeremy makes a living doing to his photography work and taking pictures of Norm, all while traveling in his bus. He has made conversions to the bus to make it more livable, including creating a separate bedroom and adding a bathroom in the back. Allison over at Tiny Home Tours did an awesome video interview and tour of the bus with Jeremy, which you can check out below.

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Photographer and His Dog Traveling by Bus

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This adorable skoolie conversion is home to Kai, Julie and their cat Lilu. They’re parked in Germany now (Kai’s home base) but typically travel throughout Europe.

Kai (@wetravelbybus on Instagram) is a freelance filmmaker and photographer and jumped on the bus life bandwagon to escape a life where he was working for things that he didn’t need and didn’t truly make him happy. Minimalism has served him well, and he’s been living in his bus for just about 2 years now with no regrets.

We got to do a Q&A with Kai which you can read at the end of the post. Enjoy the photo tour!

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Living Off Grid in Germany in a Skoolie Conversion

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