Jordan & Kaylee built a bus-based tiny house in just two months and have been touring the US, exploring, having adventures, and even feeding the homeless. In this video they share an update on their trek through Canada and arrival in Alaska.
Bryce Langston – from Living Big In A Tiny House – visits with Tamra, Jt, and their son Kalon Sage. They have land in Colorado and Texas and spend six months a year in Colorado and can spend the other six months exploring North America or living on their land in Texas.
Many communities have legal limits for how long you can live on your own land in a mobile dwelling like a tiny house on wheels, travel trailer, etc. In this particular Colorado location six months is the limit. Since raw land is relatively inexpensive and their bus conversion is self-contained, they can simply afford to travel or spend half the year at their place in Texas. This is an excellent option open to many tiny house on wheels owners.
Jt works from home in a small shed home office steps away from the bus. Tamra is currently busy as a full-time mom. This alternative lifestyle gives them time to be home with Kalon Sage and the mountain location gives them a great natural setting to raise their son together.
In the video below they report that their bus conversion cost them just under $20,000 – not including labor. In the construction they used a lot of up-cyced materials like cabinets & countertops from a kitchen remodel, wood framing, and interior sheathing.
Tamra wanted a large kitchen and Jt wanted a wood stove – so they built exactly what they wanted. The bathroom is split in two with the hall to the bedroom between the Nature’s Head composting toilet and stainless steel shower. The bedroom in the back has the same queen size bed they had in the 2,000 square foot home from which they downsized.