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Skoolie Life

6 “Not-So-Glamorous” Things Of Living Tiny On A Skoolie

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After celebrating living our first year Living tiny & nomadic I was asked more than a few times this week to share some of the things that we don’t like about living tiny… and honestly it was a STRECH. It’s not that there aren’t parts of living tiny, its just a matter of what can you as an individual can handle. Over that past year, slowly the things that “kinda” bothered me, bother me less. We are having too much fun to really care about small nuisances. Disclaimer: looking over the images that I shared in this post… it looks like Johnny deals with all of the “harder” things… but it’s mostly that I just think to photograph it while its happening. 1. The Extra Vehicle To tow behind or to not tow behind…. that has been the question. Johnny wants to get rid of the car, leave it behind…

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5 Things You Need To Know When Being A Guest

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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 while staying… from planning to departure. (Guest) “We’re here!” (Host) “Hey…you…  (WTF)” Guests are great, unexpected guests, not so much. If you’re a nomadic soul and find through your travels you have family, friends, acquantainships that are willing to open their home to you for a period of time, don’t misuse it. Whenever we put ourselves out into someone’s life, and with today’s technology of phones and GPS routes, there…

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Traveling to Vermont

Revisiting Friendships New & Old | Heading North for the Summer!

In thebhive family adventures, Uncategorized

This past 5 weeks it feels like we time hopped. Traveling through 5 states and visiting with some new and some longtime friends. Hot Hot Georgia Starting out in Georgia, where we were celebrating with our friends Elissa & Cody, who just got married. We hung out with them for a week, made new friends and had a wonderful time! Back to Music City Tennessee Johnny and I were committed to speaking at and participate in the Tennessee Tiny House Festival June 1st & 2nd at Nissan Stadium. So, off we went traveling back up to Tennessee! It was great to get to hang out with this new found community of tiny/travel people! The kids bartered for haircuts, played with friends, ran mini businesses during the event and had an amazing time. After the Tiny house Festival, we needed to begin heading East towards Johnny’s graduation and subsequently our final…

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Georgia Wedding Celebration

Wandering down to Georgia

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Where is your sense of wonder? Do you still have it? Can you pull over to see something because you thought for a second “I wonder what that looks like?” Or purchase a random fruit/candy/thing just to try it? This past weekend we scooted on down to Georgia. Johnny’s reserve duty obligations ended sooner than we planned and now we had a 10-day gap in our plans. We were participating at the United Tiny House Association’s Tiny House Festival in Nashville, Tennessee on June 1st & 2nd, now what? Initially, we planned to head to Texas and attempt to finally “MOVE” there… but we didn’t think it’d be feasible in a 10- day window. After we nixed that I scrambled to find another place since it was Memorial Day weekend and apparently everyone and their grandmas go camping in Tennessee… EVERYTHING WAS BOOKED. I went pretty far East and West…

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Enjoying & Exploring Nashville TN

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Johnny and I are both lovers of the free-99 specials and keeping costs down. Especially when traveling to a large city like Nashville TN! It adds up quickly when you have a big family traveling and we prefer to spend our money on quality food (like damn good burgers from The Pharmacy), MUST see things and items that can serve us for a long run ( like the kid’s Wave kayaks). Outside of visiting the local Camping world, we really didn’t venture into Nashville TN the last time we were here. Johnny works for the reserves twice a year now since he was involuntarily separated. It’s a “sore’ subject but I am thankful that Johnny found a way to continue working towards his retirement. Where We Stayed In The Nashville Area When planning our trip to Nashville TN, we had this idea that when we first arrived we’d stay at…

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Skoolie conversion

How We Went Tiny

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I am NOT a hoarder… if you ask my husband he’d say I am but I am clearly stating it now, I AM NOT A HOARDER.   I just like things. He’s always lived minimally. Growing up in a family of 13, he just didn’t have a lot. Plus he’s just never cared for material items. On the other hand, I am one of two kids, artsy and love trinkets and collecting different kinds of bottles. If it has a solid memory attached to it, I’d probably keep it.   (Hello, I still had a Ruby Tuesdays coaster from one of our dates in HIGHSCHOOL).   But I have gotten better over the years, the last move into this house I was already wanting to go tiny and got rid of a BUNCH of unnecessary things. But now we’ve moved into 320 sq ft and there just isn’t much room,…

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Week One of Skoolie LIfe

In thebhive family adventures

Man Oh Man… I never thought I’d admit that we have so many things.   Late afternoon last Tuesday, we determined it was too late to leave. We still had a ton of things to finish before we could even pack everything out. So we decided to work on as many things as we could and travel fresh in the morning. I mean who wants to start a long journey after building all day? ( I totally would and suffer, but Johnny is more practical … and the only driver). We worked on mounting the grey water tanks for travel, building the under desk shelves, the closet and a few other shelving units for additional storage. You can see some BHTS on Youtube. Even though we are not 100% converted, the space is liveable. I’d say we are 65% done with the conversion; still needing larger items like solar, wiring…

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