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We’re Ben & Meag — here to help others design a life they love living.

There is nothing particularly special about us, we started this whole bus conversion and tiny living process in 2016 with minimal knowledge of how we were going to accomplish a bus build on our own, or what we would do once we hit the road. Slowly we picked up knowledge, skills and tools over time to create a life trajectory that has continually suprised us, challenged us and provided us with a lot of joy. Everyone’s experience and goals are different, that’s a beautiful thing, but I think what connects us and perhaps what brought you here is a shared desire to live creatively, in a connected, mindful way. Time is an invaluable asset.

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Our most popular blog posts, JAM PACKED with information & helpful tips:

How much did our bus conversion cost?

How do you make money on the road?

How do you stay warm in the winter?

What’s it like living in a bus with a dog?

Tips on Buying a Bus, what to ask; a comprehensive guide

How to Make Homemade Kombucha

Where do you park the bus? Free and low-cost options

Enjoy these FREE Wild Drive Life resources we created for you!

Wild Finance Tips from our 100K Debt Payoff

11 Essential Tips to consider before buying a bus

Looking for a Tiny Wood Stove for your home?

We’ve had our 4kW Dwarf Stove from tinywoodstove.com for over a year now and we couldn’t love it more. The addition of a heat fan (below) made all the difference, too.

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Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Finally nailing this vegan mac and cheese sauce recipe changed my life. It's the little things. 🙂 I used to love making homemade regular cheesy mac but hated the way I felt after eating it. Cut to a few years and lessons later, I can still enjoy the ultimate comfort...

Nut Butter Sauces and Dressings 101

Nut Butter Sauces and Dressings 101

Different variations of nut butter sauces and dressings make an appearance every single week in my plant-based meal prep. They're simple to make and super versatile. REAL INGREDIENTS Combining whole food ingredients you can pronounce and stand by to create nut (or...

Lentil Balls and Whole Wheat Penne

Lentil Balls and Whole Wheat Penne

My lentil balls and whole wheat penne recipe is one of my go-to dishes for plant-based meal prep. It's inexpensive, delicious and full of healthy energy via legumes, whole grains and veggies. It also makes A LOT of servings too, about 6 - 8. Feel free to use a jarred...

Easy Focaccia Bread

Easy Focaccia Bread

I started making homemade focaccia bread years ago with the goal to create a recipe/method that was simple, forgiving and delicious. This is it. You don't need years of practice or fancy tools. You don't need hours and hours of time in the kitchen. This focaccia bread...

Baked Sesame Orange Cauliflower Bites

Baked Sesame Orange Cauliflower Bites

Sesame orange cauliflower gives you all the delicious flavor memories of sesame orange chicken, but it's plant-based and HEALTHY! Oh yes. These baked sesame orange cauliflower bites are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, easy to make and delicious. Whether you're a...

We’re in a book! Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

We’re in a book! Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big

A snapshot of our Wild Drive Life story and self-built bus conversion design are featured in the new book Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big by digital entrepreneur and really nice nomad, Brent Heavener. Brent curates the inspirational design account on Insta...

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