Our First Year Living Tiny & Nomadic

In Big Family Tiny Living

Don’t blink, time flies when you’re having fun. As our videos show on our YouTube channel and Instagram account you can see it. I can’t express what this time living tiny and nomadic has meant for someone like me. A father who was constantly away, missing all the small moments, and only catching a few of the bigger ones. This new lifestyle has not only impacted my perspective on family and my newfound understanding of tribalism and village mindset, but…

What we’ve learned about living in a partially converted skoolie.

In Big Family Tiny Living, Uncategorized

Appreciation… Personally, Johnny here, that’s what comes to mind. Especially as we, assuming most were raised in areas where the advancements in life seem to be more eternal and never ending as our next breath. By this I mean: clean water from a tap, a market with a variety of local and non-indigioues species of vegetables, meat, and foreign foods, fuel for vehicles and gas stoves, the list goes on…  Wait, wait, wait… Slow down, we’re talking about living in…

5 Things You Need To Know When Being A Guest

In Big Family Tiny Living, Uncategorized

Through our 11 months of traveling we have visited and parked the bus at eight different friends and family locations. After coordinating our stay we try to be mindful and show up prepared, we know it just makes our stay better. Are you thinking about going on a trip where you have the opportunity to do this? You should! Here are some tips on being an awesome guest who’s likely to get a “come on back anytime!” Give your intentions…

No Need For Validation.

In Parenting and Education, Uncategorized

A situation was brought to life for my wife and I recently regarding validation in our society. The scene was as follows: my daughter asks my wife and I, “Have I eaten this apple far enough to throw it out?” Simple right? What a very basic question yet for some reason made my mind wonder why my daughter would ask this. So I responded with, “Chloe, why do you need us to approve you to throw out an apple core?”…

Our Skoolie Conversion | Ceiling Installation

In Our Skoolie Conversion

⅛” birch wood. One, go to hell! Haha! Two, I would not recommend this ceiling option unless you have the magical capacity of some of these others skoolie conversion types who made it happen. Good on ya! After struggling with this material and determining we could use it as a finished wall option instead, we decided to call around (well Shiang-ling did) and find the other recommended tongue and groove style wood that met our needs. Success! Not only did NC Lumber…

Our Skoolie Conversion | Bus Seats and Floor Removal

In Our Skoolie Conversion

So, I came home and my amazingly proactive wife had managed to remove all the tie down bolts from the bus seats and casuallybrought up the idea of moving them out and over to the shed. “Sure!” I said, forgetting that the July heat in a summer North Carolina afternoon was in full effect. Whew what a pain in the ass! Although we definitely have it MUCH easier than so many others that are converting and things just don’t want…

Prepping our skoolie conversion site

Our Skoolie Conversion | 4 Ways To Prep Your Conversion Site

In Our Skoolie Conversion

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin The first thing that I wanted to do was get this Skoolie Conversion site established to make the work routine and process a bit easier for us. Initially, we chopped quite a few branches away from an area in the yard to not only allow the bus to fit but to also provide a shaded work area. Location – This location would provide not only the most accessibility…

Parents at the playground.

In Just Being Us, Uncategorized

Parents, what’s with most of them out there!? During my trip to the park last weekend and it was packed, kids aimlessly walking around or confusingly playing, overprotective parents continuously telling their children not to climb on this or that, too high over there, slow down, and any other non-progressive learning points that should be occurring for children ranging from two to 12 years old! So here’s my perspective: LET. THEM. FALL. Let them crash. Let them feel pain. It’s…

Dad & Alexis Clean Up Surf City Beach

In thebhive family adventures

So rare is it that I spend individual time with my children that when the opportunity to volunteer for a beach clean-up came up, I absolutely jumped on it. Not only did we have a great time taking care of the beaches, learning about the ecosystem and how the human populace is intertwined into the positive and negative aspects of coastal plains and sea life, but spent invaluable time with my oldest daughter who I’m sure, as she goes through…

JustBeingDad

JustBeingDad

In Just Being Us

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