Why a bus?

"You could live anywhere- why live in a bus?"

Because when you live in a bus, you can live anywhere.

Two years ago, Andrew and I were at a crossroads in our lives. We knew we didn't want to stay in Chicago, but we weren't ready to buy a home that would lock us into one location for years and years. Right on cue, the documentaries for tiny houses started sprouting up left and right. Tiny houses were (seemingly overnight) part of our cultural consciousness, and the appeal of them was enormous.

Most importantly, we aren't pouring our hard-earned money down the metaphorical rental drain for something we will never own. This bus is ours. So is our freedom.

It's affordable! It's built like the storybook cottage of your dreams! It's built on wheels, so you'll never have to settle down! All of these things spoke to me. I knew this was the answer to our housing dilemma. The trouble was, once the quotes from builders started filling my inbox, I realized something: the undeniable popularity of this movement I loved had rendered me unable to afford it. We needed a new answer to our quandary.

It was a 1990 Bluebird that honestly looked like it was well past its prime. The inside was livable, but incomplete, and would need re-finished in many areas if we chose to live in it. But it was in our price range. And it was only four states away. So we went for it.

Now, we're able to live where we like, and travel to the places that call our hearts. Vacations are more affordable because we don't have to pay for a hotel, which means we can allot more to experiences and activities. Most importantly, we aren't pouring our hard-earned money down the metaphorical rental drain for something we will never own. This bus is ours. So is our freedom.