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School bus conversion small home | tour | Off-grid family tiny house


Welcome to ordinary extraordinary and we’re gonna show you a tour of our tiny house bus today. So come and have a look We started this project over two and a half years ago And we did it because we wanted an adventure of a lifetime with our two small kids [Upbeat music] In the beginning we had a good friend of ours do a lot of the grunt work But it was the last 40 percent or 50 percent we actually had to finish ourselves with some great friends helping us and it was massive There’s a steep learning curve so and a few mistakes along the way Welcome to the bus, let’s start the tour So first thing we’ve got is our shoe rack, which is a really nifty little cupboard hidden away cupboard So it also has all our messy shoes and it also has a nice little basket where we can put our phones and our wallets and our little knickknacks and it’s hidden by a nice little curtain Then we’ve got our driver’s seat which I had nothing to do with. Tim? So we’ve left the driver’s seat mostly how it came A lot of buttons, it’s a Japanese Hino Blue Ribbon some of the knobs and buttons are still got Japanese writing, so I’m not sure what they do The kids love to sit here as well and that’s lots of fun for them But it can be a bit of a problem because they press these switches and I don’t know what half of them do so Sometimes I’ll be driving along and realise that my indicator is not working. That’s because they’ve isolated the battery that’s for the lights I love driving the bus! Welcome to our living area as you can see, it is pretty spacious. And this is something that we intentionally designed We originally when we were looking for bus vehicles we were looking for and actually ready-made and everything that we saw online had Not much more floor space. Everything is quite Built out and because we have two small children We thought that was really impractical and so we intentionally did this design and we made this couch The size of a normal bed so that it can be used, and a really high quality foam And then this side can be used with a bed for a small child now if we’re coming to the lounge section We have a lovely little bookcase where we can hide some books and a nice little lamp for night times and Underneath here we also have some power and more storage. So underneath these is huge amounts of storage as I can show you. One of the best things that I didn’t even realise when we were doing this bus is the overhead locker storage We kind of ummed and ahhed about it for a while But it’s actually our most accessible storage and it’s really easy to organise, so we sort of just have little Baskets all along here and it makes life so easy living in a small space as a family So when we originally built the bus We had an idea of having a pop-up table a table that went up with little legs and then it down and Tim actually built one but after we had done some of the finishings we just realized how much we loved having open flexible space and Instead we decided not to install the table But we actually bought an adjustable table that goes up and down and most of the time we actually sit outside to eat dinner so we have the option of bringing the table in here to all eat or Sometimes Tim and I put the table up here and play board games Most of the time we actually leave it outside and this is just the kids’ play area This is our kitchen It is a little bit of a minimalist type design which we love a really good friend of ours made it Who’s a cabinet maker and is very skilled So we really wanted to have a big bench top so that we have flexibility of what we do with it Whether it’s preparing food, I really love baking and making bread or if it’s doing washing or other home duties And we went for a bigger type sink and this was recommended to us by people who live on the road full-time just because it’s a good place to put your dirty dishes in here and wash them and just for storage and Then on this side we’ve got a really great big oven which is big enough for me to make bread and other things that I love baking and It’s got really really easy sort of pullout drawers systems On both sides so we can have all of our food storage And it’s a really really easy sort of top soft drawer opening system. Thanks Rob. When we travel our kitchen is actually really easy to pack down because we just put these clips on Make sure all overhead lockers are up Everything’s screwed on up here and we just close this and put our kettle somewhere else So the kitchen’s really easy so I actually got some friends to help me do the cushions and I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to do it but these Friends are awesome and the tutorial was really easy So we made these with some really nice quality foam and just got some of this material and it gave me some confidence Because originally I was going to get the curtains outsourced But after we did the cushions we thought why not try to the curtains so we decided to go with a Swedish blind type model and using washed old blankets to make these curtains and we’re actually Really happy about them because it was a lot of work because there was i think 11 curtains to make and my mum really helped, with some friends and even installing them was a bit of a mission, but they just work so easily and Yeah, every morning and night We just have no problems putting the curtains up and down and I know until we’re just gonna really appreciate them Let’s go check out the rest of the house Having small children it was really important for us to have different rooms in our bus and so this is our boys’ room and As you can see, it’s quite a cozy little space of two bunks Tim has created a clever little system for making it safe for when our boys get into bed So we pop them in and then we pop in these little poles to keep them from rolling out. They have a lot of fun in these bunks coming in and out Aren’t you boys meant to be sleeping? “Its a bunk bed!” One of the most surprising things for us is some of the spaces of storage that’s being easier than we anticipated and Underneath these bunks we built-in storage which isn’t actually that easy to get so we put things in there. We don’t use easily but strangely underneath the beds Are actually the drawers that we use for their clothes and they’re really easy and accessible and we accessible it all the time. This is our bathroom space we did this in the later part of the build and We probably should have done it at the beginning as I learned afterwards But it was a really tricky space to do because we wanted to make sure we did it at a really high quality so we got no Water damage and to make it really functional So we ended up getting a custom-made steel shove made and then Tim and a friend actually fitted out the hole all the plumbing and the shower system and we decided to keep the window in because I really like light and I don’t like dark and moldy spaces and the window opens right up and we have these really clever little Walls going in and so it keeps the water in We decided to go for a composting toilet because we wanted to not have a buck water system and we didn’t want to need all the water and We want to be fully off the grid and to be able to go off the grid for ages. We have a fantastic nature loo composting toilet which has a fan in it and it is actually odourless which is amazing When we were designing the bedroom, I really wanted a cozy little nook as our feature and this bedroom has been all of that Actually it’s a really really light Lovely space to be and in it The design is quite a cabin space because there the wood in here is a lot of more of a pine color than the rest Of the bus and again, we’ve used all upcycled woolen blankets, and I’m just really happy with the space. It’s really warm It’s really comfortable and it actually operates as two other spaces which we can show you We’ve also got some storage up here, which we haven’t really needed to utilize fully because we haven’t filled it up yet But it’s nice if I’ve got some extra books. It also operates as our music room because we have a good time on the piano and it’s so nice when we park up somewhere with a beautiful view or as as we have our beautiful view here, to be able to do that as a family And now I’m going to take you to our most secret room of the house is the secret office so when we were designing this we knew that one of us would probably be working part time and This space has two doors Blocking it from the main living area so it can be quite quiet if the kids are in the house and it has been great Thanks so much for watching our tiny house tour And if you want to stay in touch and see the journey unfold Just hit subscribe, hit subscribe and follow us in our weekly videos

100 Comments

Heather Umpherville

Nov 11, 2019, 6:39 am Reply

Awe little sweetie guys. They look so happy in there little bus. Which is awesome by the way!

TAMMIE OLLIS

Nov 11, 2019, 2:48 pm Reply

I subscribe to your channel.I am also a YouTuber. ❤

O_o

Nov 11, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply

New Zealand is so blessed with nature and this is the best way to explore it 😍

Shilpa Jain gr

Nov 11, 2019, 7:49 am Reply

Happy fmy with touring with loving fmg Wah,lucky both to hv good partner's for eachother….

Inanna Ishtar

Nov 11, 2019, 1:24 pm Reply

What a great experience for your twins. I hope you are able to stay on the road for a long time for them. Boys love being active and sitting in school all day is just now the best thing AND they have each other to play with. Thanks for sharing, this bus is one of the best conversions I have seen.

Kitten Girl

Nov 11, 2019, 12:39 am Reply

Love the openness and windows of your bus..and your little boy is adorable.

Alexey Dudykin

Nov 11, 2019, 12:44 pm Reply

класс!

Thu Huyền

Nov 11, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

Your bus is one of the best designed ones

Adam Yoo

Nov 11, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

@, what do you use for internet hotspot? wifi device and service?

Adam L

Nov 11, 2019, 5:09 pm Reply

Wow,,, beautiful life

bk bharti

Nov 11, 2019, 10:26 am Reply

kitne ka hai

amelia amanda

Nov 11, 2019, 3:22 am Reply

Excellent work

Nurashikin Azmi

Nov 11, 2019, 8:27 pm Reply

❤️💛💚💙💜♥️

Hüseyin Akbaba

Nov 11, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

Süper family

Clarisse Kai

Nov 11, 2019, 9:34 pm Reply

❤❤❤❤❤❤😍

Itz_ Abri

Nov 11, 2019, 3:07 am Reply

Can't even afford a van

Ander Midencey

Nov 11, 2019, 8:37 am Reply

You guys are my heroes !!!!

Anak Baik

Nov 11, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

2 kids and the most important is they 2 kids bald😂😂

Liel Zamora

Nov 11, 2019, 4:43 am Reply

Awesome family

Mr Tech

Nov 11, 2019, 10:45 am Reply

This was such a pleasure watching. I subscribed!

Judy S

Nov 11, 2019, 12:44 am Reply

I skimmed through this and loved what I saw but it bugs me so much to have music playing when people speak. Maybe it's just just me? More and more I just turn off videos that do this.

Vonda Martin

Nov 11, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

I love this. I want to sell my house and buy a bus.

Vonda Martin

Nov 11, 2019, 1:01 am Reply

Your couch looks like it would kill my back. I would have to do that differently.

Ira Zada

Dec 12, 2019, 6:52 am Reply

Wow…amazing

savannah Alers

Dec 12, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

Whare is the fridge

Gabriela silva oliveira Silva oliveira

Dec 12, 2019, 6:16 pm Reply

Quero um pra mim. 😍😍😍😍

Phteven

Dec 12, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

There is an app that will translate those characters using your camera.

NANA24

Dec 12, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

By far is the most simple bus house, love it

I Created An Account For This

Dec 12, 2019, 5:23 am Reply

It looks very functional and cozy.

Olivia Moose

Dec 12, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

What do you do when your kids get older?

腹痛戦士雨マン

Dec 12, 2019, 5:06 pm Reply

非常口

Stanley Tucci Cover

Dec 12, 2019, 12:38 am Reply

Amazing!!! 😊👏👏👏👏🇧🇷

Adline Writes

Dec 12, 2019, 5:02 am Reply

So cosy and I love the windows! Overlooking the water like that, just wow! Great job guys.

KlrFking McDiller

Dec 12, 2019, 1:46 am Reply

Absolutely beautiful, love the pocket door and pretty much everything. Thanks for sharing.

Sourabh

Dec 12, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

Best part – SO MANY WINDOWS 🙂😁

بيتي مع إبتسام ibtissam’s home

Dec 12, 2019, 1:36 pm Reply

Love it😍😍😍😘👍

lora 1111

Dec 12, 2019, 11:18 pm Reply

I think when you have little ones you need the security of a home..same friends,school..like i said securiy to for them..also the curtains are the easiest thing to make!!beside pillows.and thier ugly..im sorry rest is nice..just speaking my opinion..not trying be mean.

Bgeppy

Dec 12, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

God bless your family during your expedition of exploration!

Tamara

Dec 12, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

You guys are adorable – so is your bus. ❤️

Âu Dương Ngọc Lam

Dec 12, 2019, 2:49 am Reply

nice xừ

sneha sumi

Dec 12, 2019, 6:19 am Reply

This s amazing

SA LT

Dec 12, 2019, 12:22 pm Reply

非常口

Enclave_Energy

Dec 12, 2019, 2:28 pm Reply

good ol rotovegas

Ajriah Muazimah

Dec 12, 2019, 7:04 am Reply

their kids at school:
"where is your adress?"
"everywhere"

рома 05

Dec 12, 2019, 8:23 pm Reply

Такие симпоьичные

Fatima Silva

Dec 12, 2019, 6:23 am Reply

Amei, amei essa família linda, as crianças ♥♥.
Otimo trabalho, ficou linda e aconchegante a casinha sobre rodas.Sou do Brasil. ♥

Aayat Malik

Dec 12, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

Today many muslim is home less they need it they are homeless due to government bad policy

Aayat Malik

Dec 12, 2019, 6:31 am Reply

In India they are homeless

Life Of Lars

Dec 12, 2019, 8:14 pm Reply

Nice. Check out my reconstruktion of my tiny house in Denmark https://youtu.be/vFmBhUy1rnw

Lacey Lady

Dec 12, 2019, 11:18 pm Reply

Beautiful bus build! What a wonderful home to travel with your beautiful children! Thanks for sharing!

VixyMix 101

Dec 12, 2019, 5:28 am Reply

It's nice, but not really for a family

Eli Marquine

Dec 12, 2019, 11:55 am Reply

This is amazing

Agathony Tan

Dec 12, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

Wow 😮 I love it nice bus house 🏚 😍

Jeanlee Farofaldino

Dec 12, 2019, 1:15 am Reply

Nice bus and the Two baby is so cute

Rizza mae Onin

Dec 12, 2019, 4:38 am Reply

Wowed 😍

Sindhu PV

Dec 12, 2019, 3:36 pm Reply

It's amazing,This bus really moving

Sindhu PV

Dec 12, 2019, 3:47 pm Reply

Really amazing

Andrew McAndrew

Dec 12, 2019, 4:20 pm Reply

Also how do they get water for cooking, washing, showering etc

emel Daysal

Dec 12, 2019, 1:23 pm Reply

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Herlaine Pillerin

Dec 12, 2019, 5:33 pm Reply

I cant view their IG why?

Laura Tibbles

Dec 12, 2019, 4:03 am Reply

This is a great fun video you make me want to buy a bus you have a beautiful family I’m a 68 yr old widow woman that lives in USA 🇺🇸 Midwest area St. Louis Missouri USA merry Christmas to you all and I really enjoyed your video you have inspired me

Tamil Truth

Dec 12, 2019, 8:31 am Reply

Cute 😍😍😍 family ❤️💕💕

NGH Mindog

Dec 12, 2019, 9:19 am Reply

How much you buy that car

Kristie Ingram

Dec 12, 2019, 1:57 pm Reply

Where is your frig ??
Your bus us really nice and I love the roomy look

Ghaniya Dewi

Dec 12, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

You guys are so lovely and inspiring.. thanks for sharing.. pass my love for the adorable boys!!! 🌸💗

Irma Kulsum

Dec 12, 2019, 2:21 am Reply

Isa beauty full life

Bubble Gum

Dec 12, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

Happy family ☺️

Dudu Mendonça

Dec 12, 2019, 11:42 pm Reply

instagram doesnt works

Amiruddin 2186

Dec 12, 2019, 11:53 am Reply

Hai… I from indonesia… I like your family and tutorial car….

Suchitra Sen

Dec 12, 2019, 5:19 pm Reply

Hi.. Are you planning a trip to India..??

Dessi khana

Dec 12, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

Nice

Thushan Hewakoparage

Dec 12, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply

You deserve more subscriptions, thats my dream you are living in !!! god bless you and your family, I wish nothing but the success and good health, Cheers <3

Ricardo Souza

Dec 12, 2019, 6:57 pm Reply

Its Now or never that só COOL! Brasil😁

Susan Spaag

Dec 12, 2019, 12:16 am Reply

Great design! Love, love, love it!

Madhudeep Bharadwaj

Dec 12, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

Kitchen looks really good.

Global Fitness Rebel Fitness

Dec 12, 2019, 10:56 am Reply

Very nice family its call heaven

Malay Depa

Dec 12, 2019, 3:35 pm Reply

Good family life

Rashmi Massey

Jan 1, 2020, 7:48 pm Reply

Beautiful

Настя Настас

Jan 1, 2020, 9:52 pm Reply

Супер

Aislynn Smith

Jan 1, 2020, 6:38 am Reply

their bedroom looks so cozy and comfortable omg…the entire thing was great

kawaii furry

Jan 1, 2020, 7:16 am Reply

When your too lazy to get to your car and drive so you drive your house

Sibin Babu

Jan 1, 2020, 9:35 am Reply

Wonderful😍

Henry Petersen

Jan 1, 2020, 8:30 pm Reply

Its very nice

Hemerson Andrade

Jan 1, 2020, 2:39 am Reply

Muito bom muito interessante

Ke’yanna Landry

Jan 1, 2020, 2:07 am Reply

Omg ! So beautiful. Beautiful family❤❤❤❤❤😍😘

cITRIC ACId

Jan 1, 2020, 9:13 am Reply

Good for the places with very high land rates

Varun Srivastava

Jan 1, 2020, 6:50 am Reply

Where is the water tank?

Queen Cleo

Jan 1, 2020, 9:30 am Reply

I really like how your children's bunk beds are spacious and they each have skylight! As much as I love natural light and outdoor view, I don't understand why you need so many windows in your bedroom… where do you store your clothes?

Cute Flower

Jan 1, 2020, 7:13 am Reply

Love from India ♥️

Korie Padgett

Jan 1, 2020, 3:26 pm Reply

What is the gas mileage on something like this?

Jackie lim

Jan 1, 2020, 4:35 pm Reply

Nice work

Doris Daumann

Jan 1, 2020, 10:34 pm Reply

This bus is super – I am a fan of windows … imagine traveling and having different spectacular views nearly every day …. From Germany with love !! 😎🌻

Mustafa Baig

Jan 1, 2020, 11:19 pm Reply

Nssssss

cactu nática

Jan 1, 2020, 3:11 am Reply

Y que van a hacer cuando los niños crescan y ya no quepan en esos huequitos :v

Reema

Jan 1, 2020, 5:52 pm Reply

How to get water and electricity and where the poopy gone ?!!

nabila davis

Jan 1, 2020, 4:46 pm Reply

Hi I am from Pakistan dear the most important thing is security system bcoz of robbers and criminal people the glass windows and doors should be covered with remote control iron shelds the front glass also even a camera should be there for Intruders for lady and small kids privicy is more important tyres should be covered with iron shelds I feel lots of draw backs in this bus that,s why I don't like.

Chet Lopez

Jan 1, 2020, 8:46 am Reply

Wow how cute it's DIY conversions of bus to a beautiful and extraordinary home.. with a lovely family..

Lakshmi Thara

Jan 1, 2020, 6:45 pm Reply

Super sir and madam I love it so much

Ben Gully

Jan 1, 2020, 4:52 pm Reply

Great job. The kids are small. They saving a lot of money. And great freedom too. Stop the hating plz. They have options when the kids get bigger.

jaiswal akash

Jan 1, 2020, 7:42 pm Reply

Out of 10s of videos related to bus conversion into rooms, yours was the perfect one for a family. Every needful thing was present, bravo.

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