You really don’t need much stuff for daily living, and people like these two who choose to travel all over in a camper van have learned how to travel lightly by only bringing along things they will use regularly. Looks like they’re having a lot of fun, too!
As the economy gets harder to live with in some areas, people are coming up with unique ways to survive financially. School buses are often the choice of those who want to work with their hands to make a portable home for their family, so that they can go where the work is without leaving their family behind.
I think we will see more of this as long as incomes fail to keep up with living expenses.
Thomas Edison believed that to be creative, you need to work within limits. This is certainly true when it comes to creatively decorating tiny living spaces. Check out the creativity exhibited by these people when arranging their very small apartments and homes. Love it!
It takes some thinking to make a small space work. In this article on Bob Vila’s site (where I was quoted!), you can learn some of those strategies.
This doesn’t just apply to people building tiny houses, but to any do-it-yourselfer. In this case, though, it happened in a tiny house. Be warned!
I always thought decluttering meant ending up with less stuff. At least that’s how I do it. But buying organizers for 30 different tea bags or repackaging food that already comes in perfectly good containers seems wasteful to me. If you have less stuff, you’ll have less to organize (and to buy organizational systems for!)
It’s all about freedom; the less stuff you have, the less time you spend organizing it, so you’re free to do what you really want to do (unless you really want to organize tea bags, in which case, knock yourself out!)
One way to make sure you have affordable housing wherever you go is to convert a school bus into your home as this young man did.