Offbeat Meet the Family of 6 Who Lives in a School Bus

09:35  11 may  2018
09:35  11 may  2018 Source:   insideedition.com

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This is a converted school bus that Sarah Szymczak , her husband Ed, and their four kids live in . Sarah says, “I never thought we would own a school bus . Yet, it does not surprise me that we do. We’re always up for an adventure, always open to venturing outside of the norm. Two creative parents.

This summer, after six months of preparation including writing a detailed lease, we moved our family of five back into Eliza Brownhome, our 40′ Bluebird school bus . When I got pregnant with our daughter, we felt it was time to move on, both from the big city and from life in a bus .

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This family of six traded their 5,000-square-foot home to squeeze into a 250-square-foot converted school bus.

Gabriel and Debbie Mayes help their kids do homework on TV trays in the bus' living room.

In the kitchen, there is a stove and refrigerator under the counter.

Finding space for groceries is a challenge and the family admits they live on a half of gallon of milk because nothing larger would fit.

Debbie cooks vegetables inside the bus and a main dish is grilled outside.

There's only one tiny bathroom for the family of six and their kids range in age from 2 to 10. The kitchen sink also serves as a bathing area for the smallest family member.

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The two bedrooms are in the back of the bus. One of them has bunk beds on each side of the room for the four children.

Mom and dad have to climb into their own private retreat, which doubles as a closet.

"On either side, we have storage, which is where we keep Gabriel's and [my] clothes go,” Debbie said.

The kids say their friends at school can't believe it.

The family is based at an RV park in Redding, Calif. The children have a ton of space to play outside and they also take the bus on road trips.

The kids are amazed — they can go anywhere they want in the comfort of their own home.

"That was the point," Gabriel said. "We could all be in the same room at all times. As crazy as it may sound, we are having a blast doing it."

The bus has come a long way since the family converted it for $38,000. The web designers pay $650 dollars a month for rent at the RV park.

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If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus . It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of 1. Invite families who live nearby to walk.

Marsha Barnes founded The Finance Bar in 2014 in a renovated school bus . It's a mobile financial literacy hub on wheels.

"Now all of the money we are making we can put away in savings," Gabrielle says.

With their growing family, the bus is not their forever home. They are looking to move in two years.

The family showcases their adventures on Instagram.

Gabriel and I have been loving all the comments and DMs about yesterday’s stories and post...I seriously love Instagram for the connection and love that we can share with complete strangers and when discouragement or the haters come around I continually remind myself that even inspiring or bringing joy to one person makes it all worth it! Thank you for being here and being you!

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