THE WILD DRIVE

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Design a life you love living. You deserve to move in the direction of your goals, big or small; to find joy and contentment in the little things and deliberate living, whatever that means to you.

We share honest tips, information and lessons learned as we explore this great adventure of a life.  In 2016, we finished paying off $100,000 of student loan and vehicle debt and decided to explore tiny living. We purchased our first bus and converted it ourselves. We hit the road in 2018 and lived in our bus conversion full-time until 2020. Now, we’re renovating an old house together and look forward to creating another bus house in the future.

The bus was our catalyst, here’s how we built it.

We hope our imperfect story, research and experiences helps YOU in your journey. WELCOME to The Wild Drive.

The Mobile Wood Stove: Heating our Bus Conversion

The Mobile Wood Stove: Heating our Bus Conversion

The Mobile Wood Stove: Our Tips on Heating a Bus Conversion Tiny Home. There's a lot to consider when choosing your tiny home's source of heat. We chose to install a tiny wood stove in our bus conversion tiny home for many reasons which we'll dig into here. We love...

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Wild Drive Life Featured on Tiny Home Tours

Wild Drive Life Featured on Tiny Home Tours

Our Wild Drive Life bus, a.k.a. "Kevin" was featured on the Tiny Home Tours YouTube Channel! Chris from Chris & G Travels recently reached out to us on Instagram to schedule a video tour and interview with us for his YouTube channel, Tiny House Tours. Our timing...

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Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Three

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Three

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part Three - Work, Work, and Inspiration Galore. Buying a bus is not a decision to take lightly. We’re over a year into things and approaching the end of our conversion so we've had a lot of time to reflect. Though "tiny" in size, this is...

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Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Two

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Two

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part Two - Mad Max Prison Bus, anyone? Sure! We’ll have a look-see. We drove an hour and a half down to MA to meet our… prison bus. We pulled into the parking lot and caught a glimpse of the 31 foot beast in all its glory: faded black...

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Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part One

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part One

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part One - Debt Annihilation How did we go from +$100,000 of debt and being a signature away from purchasing a house to fully embracing the idea and reality of tiny living and a flexible, simple lifestyle?   Magic. Nah, just...

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