In 2013, we quit our jobs and decided to follow our dreams. Which for me meant writing books. In order to avoid paying rent, we decided to move into a mobile home. But mobile homes aren’t America’s most esthetic or environmentally friendly creations. They are often dark, large, and very wasteful. We wanted to build one of our own, in a vehicle small enough to drive in big cities and park in normal parking locations.
That’s how we ended up converting a small shuttle bus into a Tiny Home. For two and a half years, we have lived on the roads of the USA in this Tiny Space Shuttle.
We started in December, when we bought an old shuttle bus from a youth camp in South Minnesota. It was the perfect bus to convert. But the weather in Minnesota was cold, and we wanted to continue our conversion in Florida. While driving there, we kept building. In the end, it took persistence, 10 months, and a whole lot of courage, to get the job done.
Our tiny home measures only 100 sq. feet and is equipped with running water, a three-stage water filter, reverse osmosis, a fridge, a tiny toilet, a tiny oven, and a tiny indoor shower.
With this car and our dog, we crossed the USA and its mesmerizing parks several times. Below you can find the conversion video and pictures. Click to enlarge.