Obviously, a tiny home dream needs to be driven by unwavering dedication. For Sara and Austin Miedema, there was hardly any doubt that their converted bus ambitions would one day become a reality.
Sara is a photographer by trade and has been documenting their pursuit of a simpler lifestyle to her enthusiastic blog readers and keen Instagram followers.
She's eager to share her experience raising two kids and living in a converted bus,. If you share that dream, take a look and heed their newly acquired wisdom.
Throughout their tiny home dream, the bus is center stage — but the family of four are always the main protagonists. Sara, Austin and their two kids, Lulu and Abram, live in northwestern Washington. In March 2016, the couple bought a 1989 Safari RV and quickly took to converting it into their ideal dwelling.
Their love for the craft clearly shines throughout the bus's interiors. Austin is actually studying to become an engineer. Pair that with the couple's combined creative flair, and you've got a winning formula for the smaller living experience.
The living room is one of those places to sit back and take in the finer details.
Here's an interesting twist to tiny living. Instead of a master bedroom, this converted bus accommodates Austin and Sara's sleeping quarters right in the main area of the house.
The kitchen and dining room are also brimming with surprises. A fresh coat of yellow paint draws eyes to the kitchen.
For the uninitiated, a dining table like this one may seem a bit small, but it actually sits the family of four without any issues.
Cupboards and shelves in the far corner help maintain the balance between space, storage and amenities. The tiles along the countertops appeal to this charming abode's prevailing gray and white motifs.
The kitchen is playful by design but also features practical amenities such as a stainless-steel sink.
It is also well-equipped with modern appliances such as this four-burner stove and convection oven.
One of the cupboards cleverly hides the washer/dryer from view.
The very back of the bus houses the kids' bedroom. Initially, this was going to be the master bedroom, but the couple decided the space was better suited for their little ones.
Sara admits that the space was awkward to work with, but she and Austin are very pleased with how the room turned out.
All the kids' clothes fit nicely in the dresser under Lulu's bed. For their hanging clothes, closet rods were installed next to and under the bunk.
Sara built this toy shelf for the kids. It was inspired by an old IKEA toy organizer the family had in their former house.
Out of all the areas of this house, the bathroom is probably the simplest, but that doesn't mean it's incomplete. A tankless water heater provides all the hot water the family needs, and a skylight helps ventilate the area as well as letting in plenty of light.
The bathroom also has a full-size shower and composting toilet. Not pictured is a small chair to help the little ones reach the toilet by themselves.
Sara and Austin's remarkable bus conversion is a credit to their commitment to downsizing. We are sure they will continue to inspire and amaze us every step of their tiny living journey.