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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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NEWS: The New Homesmiths Series & Cleveland Film Fest

NEWS: The New Homesmiths Series & Cleveland Film Fest

We have some really exciting news to share here at The Wild Drive Life! Apartment Therapy (AT) launched a new six episode mini-documentary series called “The New Homesmiths” and Ben, Moose and I are a part of it! Our episode was an official selection at the Cleveland...

Vegan Basil Pesto and Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Vegan Basil Pesto and Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Adapting a traditional pesto recipe to be vegan-friendly is pretty simple, we just need to find a substitute for parmesan cheese! Typically you make a vegan parmesan cheese with raw cashews but I’m loving the nutty, less sweet hemp hearts version I made here. Start to...



We happen to live in a bus now, yes, but we've been living a budget-conscious, goal-oriented lifestyle for years, by choice. When Ben and I got married in 2013 we made it our mission to pay off our collective $100,000 in debt and do so quickly. We modified our...

Living in a Bus with a Dog

Living in a Bus with a Dog

How is Living in a Bus with A Dog? We wondered this same thing before moving into the bus and wanted to share our experience so far with you! Living in a bus, tiny home, van, or anything smaller than your average abode comes with its list of challenges, even for us...

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