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Family Quits the 9 to 5 to Live & Travel in an Off Grid School Bus Conversion

This inspiring couple quit their 9-5 jobs to live & travel in a DIY off grid school bus conversion with their two young kids in New Zealand.Andy, Amber, Jake, and Daisy now travel full-time in their converted skoolie and we have to say, it’s one of the best conversions we’ve seen yet.

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Especially considering it was a DIY project by two people who had little building and construction experience.One of the reasons they decided to hit the road as a family was because the 9-5 grind was too stressful, and the cost of living in Auckland was very high.

They were paying approximately $3000 NZD on rent each month.By reducing their expenses and living in a bus, they were able to quit both of their jobs and develop a few small revenue streams to support their lifestyle, including a YouTube channel and a Patreon page.


They plan to homeschool their kids on the bus.We hope you enjoyed learning about this adventurous family’s quest to live a simple life and to give their kids the best experiences they can.