Attached are some photos of our tiny home conversion. We repurposed a 1986 International Schoolbus, and created within it a very warm, comfortable, highly functional, off-grid, self-contained cabin. We live in the wilds of Southern Humboldt County, California where our home sets on an organic off-grid farmstead with a history of decades-old successful river and wilderness restoration. We exchange work for land-rent and water usage. I’d love to share our home and our story with others as a model of empowerment. Unable to afford the devastatingly high rent and land prices in our area, and unwilling to give up even more precious time with my young children in order to work a third job, I decided to create a home we could afford and one we could call our own. Now when we move, we will take our beautiful hand-crafted home with us!
I’ve shown my daughters that innovation and creativity are positive, powerful tools with which you can create a joyful life that honors your convictions without sacrificing a rich quality of life.
Conversion and owned by Ashley Williams-Brookens.