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The BHive Family of 6 & Their Epic Skoolie

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When his Marine life ended abruptly, Johnny and his wife, Shiang-ling, jumped into converting an amazing school bus into their home-on-wheels. It’s been more than two years now, and the family of six is still enjoying their mobile lifestyle.

As one of 11 kids himself, Johnny took great care to make sure each of his kids has special space for their personal belongings — from a desk with hidden storage, to their own bunks with little fans, movable lights, and under-bed clothing storage.

Shiang-ling is a budding herbalist and studying permaculture, so their bus home has all kinds of room for her tinctures, canning, and cooking. You’ll love the video tour done by Tiny Home Tours, which you can watch below! Follow the family on Instagram.

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Retired U.S. Marine Builds His Family of 6 a Bus Home

Shiang-ling keeps an amazing herb garden for her tinctures.

The kids enjoying some outdoor time on the rooftop deck.

Johnny made sure each of his kids had their own special spots in the bus.

Shiang-ling loves to cook and can, and her kitchen reflects that.

When on the road, all these plants end up in the Master bedroom!

U.S. Marine Builds DIY Bus Conversion Tiny Home

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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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  • Theresa Perdue
    January 6, 2021, 12:06 pm

    I actually found this family on Instagram before seeing this and being brand new to the app I had some problems and she was so sweet and helpful I cannot say enough good things about her and this beautiful and wonderful family. Anyone looking for something to feel good about these days needs only to follow them and they will brighten up your days. And their home is extraordinary 😍

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 7, 2021, 9:13 am

      That’s so lovely that she was helpful Theresa! Thank you for sharing!

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