The alternative housing movement has been raging on in full force for the better part of the past decade or so. Pioneering this new way of life has been the ‘tiny house’ movement. Tiny houses are exactly what their title implies: homes that are incredibly small and maximized to make life convenient and accessible.
Today we are going to talk about an offshoot of the Tiny House movement — the skoolie. Skoolies are vehicles, typically school buses, that have been turned into homes on wheels. We are going to follow the story of a young couple from Florida who decided to change out their 1,6000 square foot home for a bus that they called, ‘Just Right’. Follow along each step of the way as Chris and Kelly created their dream: a home on wheels.
It started with a dream.
Chris and Kelly were a pair of high school sweethearts that transitioned into adult life together. They spent the majority of their 20s bouncing around from apartment to apartment before finally landing in a giant home: 1,600 square feet with 3 bedrooms and a pair of bathrooms. Despite this gorgeous home the couple wasn’t happy. Enter stage left: the tiny house movement and the skoolie evolution.