Meet Ben and Meag of the Wild Drive Life. They are a couple who over the past five years simplified their life, paid off over $100,000 in student loan/vehicle debt, and converted an old prison bus into their very own rolling tiny home.
See how these two health-loving hikers are traveling and sharing their journey in their very own self-converted bus since January 2018.
Below you’ll find a video tour of their awesome custom bus conversion. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thanks!
Couple Payoff Over $100k in Debt and Convert an Old Prison Bus into their own Mortgage-free Rolling Tiny Home
When I tell people we are living in a bus I sometimes get the response, “I would go crazy being in a small bus with my kids all day!” So would we! That’s the best part! We designed everything with being outside in mind. Our biggest draw to bus life aside from travel was that our confined living spaces would encourage us to be outside more, enjoying nature. So although I expect to have many great memories in the bus, the real goal is to make a ton of great memories outside of it!
Family of Four (Soon to be Five) Living in a DIY School Bus Conversion
This is the story of John McCarthy and Amy Garner, two Pilates instructors who tied the knot. Today has featured them in an article that I think you might enjoy because they’ve gone from living in ‘cramped’ apartments in NYC, to a big four bedroom house in Connecticut, back to a studio-style apartment, and today they’re in a custom-built 344 sq. ft. ESCAPE Tiny House in New Haven, CT with a million dollar view!
This is one couple’s DIY Tiny House in Ecuador! James is from Ireland and built the home with his Polish partner, Monika.
The two are in living tiny in Ireland right now after spending five and a half months on their Ecuadorian home. There’s more to do when they return, but in the meantime, enjoy James’ build story and our interview with him:
It was built from mid-September 2016 to mid-February 2017. It essentially started out as a truck trailer, these types of trailers are quite common in Ecuador. Once the trailer was purchased we essentially just built a little house around it.
Neither of us had really done anything like this before, and I have never worked in a trade or anything so it was quite an undertaking for us, especially in the quite short time we had available to us. We had to get some hired help for a few weeks to speed up the process, but we did a lot of the work ourselves, including the furniture and loft.
It’s quite basic compared to some of the Tiny Houses out there, but needless to say we are very proud of it. Unfortunately we had to leave Ecuador just as it was completed (a friend is living in it at the moment) but we plan to make it back in the near future.
We use Eucalyptus wood for most of the construction, with some Pine in the roof structure to keep the weight down. Bamboo was used on the inside of the roof, and the walls are insulated with foam and covered in wooden board. It’s quite spacious inside.
Also I like to think that someone who has never built something or perhaps doesn’t have building skills per se, could look at our house and say ‘Hey I could do that!’. We built the house for $6500.
The rest of the interview is below the picture tour of the home’s construction. Enjoy!
This is Ashlee Fazio’s desTINY house where she is now living the tiny dream!
She has a blog where she shares all about her tiny journey and minimalist lifestyle (follow it here!):
It’s baffling to a lot of people that I would choose to living within a 160 square foot space. But, for me, I didn’t have to think twice about living in a tiny house. Deciding to purchase the tiny house and totally change my way of life just felt right. It felt like exactly what I was meant to be doing: living a simple, sustainable life while also having the ability to pick up and move to any location at any time. Let the adventures begin!
She was gracious enough to answer some of our questions about her tiny life. See a few pictures of her home, and read our interview with her below!
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