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“There was nowhere to go but everywhere…” – Jack Kerouac

I’m not sure that anyone has ever devised a plan for their future that unfolded as they thought it would.

 


Bathroom Storage

Living in a tiny house is all about managing clutter. It’s like a never ending battle to keep the place tidy. Mike and I have been having to renegotiate how we store everything because so many things are not working out the way that we had planned and anticipated now…

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Finn Turns 2

This past Wednesday was Finn’s 2nd birthday and the one year anniversary of his adoption. He celebrated by rolling in very liquidy poop on his morning walk. It was super gross and he was so satisfied with himself. Ew. (Don’t worry- he got a birthday bath.) Over the course of…

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The Internet Situation

When Mike and I planned (to the best of our abilities) for the things that we thought would be the most difficult aspects of living in the bus we were mainly anticipating an issue with electricity. We had originally planned to go with solar straight out the gate until we…

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Upcoming Bus Projects

The bus is like a never-ending, constantly evolving project. We’ve had a month off from bus projects but it’s time to get back to work!

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The Day We Bought Our School Bus

Sometimes you just have to take life by the horns and sometimes the horns look like a computer keyboard while navigating an online auction… Okay, there are better metaphors for this, but the concept should be clear.  After multiple conversations and repeated handwringing, we took the plunge and entered our…

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Driving Through the George C. Wallace Tunnel in Mobile, Alabama

This video was filmed by Katy on our second day ever driving the skoolie.  At this point my total school bus driving experience came to maybe ten hours and I was not looking forward to this moment in our trip when we would enter such a confined space.  The George…

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Walking Around The Bus While in Motion

Just like in any vehicle in motion, sitting down and remaining well bukled is the safest way to travel.  But many people have asked us if it’s possible to walk around the bus while its in motion.  The answer is yes and it is quite nice, specially with the windows…

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First Solo Road Trip…Well, Katy’s That Is

Katy and her sister Aly in our 2013 Honda Fit.

“I was ready to get on the road. For my first solo road trip. Which was scary and exciting all at the same time. I’m about to be 30, it’s a little sad that I had never driven anywhere more than a hour or two away by myself. Mike has done a load of solo road trips- he’s gone north to New York and all the way west to California among other places. I was looking forward to 2 days all to myself.”

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Getting Our Daily Driver Back

I have a 2013 Honda Fit. It was the first car I ever purchased (all on my little lonesome) and the first new car I’ve ever owned. I love it. When we moved from Florida to Texas we were originally planning on towing the Honda with us. However, we weren’t…

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Living Full-Time in the Bus – What We’ve Learned So Far

Mike and I have been full-time living in the bus for a little over a month and there’s been a serious learning curve as we’ve adjusted to living in such a small space. So, I thought I’d address some of the things we’ve learned along the way. 1) I REALLY care…

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