If there's one thing we've learned about tiny living so far, it's that people have overcome big obstacles and are doing big things.
We've discovered this great, amazing community of tiny home lifers. We are converting a shuttle bus, so most of the exposure we've had to tiny living involves modes of transportation: shuttle buses, school buses aka skoolies, vans, and RVs. We are certainly aware of tiny homes in all forms however, and the type of home in this lifestyle doesn't matter. What matters is that we've come across some stories that not only pull on our heart strings, but that inspire us. It further validates why we, and others, choose this lifestyle.
We want bigger and better things out of life. What was once a heart-breaking story becomes the strongest version of ourselves. We seek to rise above and live life to the fullest. Our story is about our journey as a couple, through depression and anxiety. It has inspired us to change the way society views mental health. We chose tiny living and our bus because it will best help us accomplish our goals; both personal and public.
We've read stories about other people battling various mental illnesses, chronic conditions, and types of physical and emotional abuse. Others share their stories that tell their difficult times through divorce or the loss of a loved one. And then there are others. People experience an injustice and want to do something about it. Or a natural disaster happens and communities are in need of aid. Our tiny homes are used to travel to these places and provide assistance and a helping hand.
Whatever the reason, people are doing big things with their tiny homes. It's a way to concur the ordinary 9-5 life that can suck so much out of us. It may contribute to the unhappiness we already feel. Or maybe the idea of traveling around and making in-person connections with others is invigorating. We want to get outside of our comfort zones. We want to immerse ourselves in cultures and social interactions that help us grow as people. We want to stop wasting our money on a mortgage, reduce our debts, and just generally stop making waste. We let go of material things and realize what really matters: a life worth living.
May your story find you living the best life possible.
If you'd like to share your story with us and others please reach out to us. We have this idea we'd love for you to be a part of. You can find us on Instagram or Facebook by searching The Sol Bus (@thesolbus). You can also use our Contact Form.