In 2018, I produced dozens of video tours and interviewed more than 20 different alternative structures on this blog. This is my 2018 shortlist for the best Tiny House, School Bus Conversion (Schoolie), and Van Conversion of the past year. I hope you’ll continue to check back for more inspiring alternative lifestyle stories in 2019!
WATCH A HIGHLIGHT VIDEO OF MY TOP TOURS FROM 2018
BEST OF THE BLOG: TINY HOME
Jen Fuist’s Illinois based Tiny House, “Tiny Dreamer,” takes the top spot for “Best Tiny House of 2018.” I just loved her story – former hoarder goes tiny, and the design of this tiny space was truley innovative and quirky! She even has a loft for her furbabies (two kitties), which connects to her loft via a long catwalk. READ MORE OF HER STORY.
Watch the full video tour of the Best Tiny House of 2018:
Chittle Tiny Farm House
The Chittle family built a Tiny House homestead on their beautiful Washington farm. This Tiny House features gorgeous craftsmanship and is family friendly with two bedrooms (including one of the ground floor with a murphy bed.
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BEST OF THE BLOG: SCHOOL BUS CONVERSION
Randy’s Schoolie was inspired by her love for Ellen Degeneres. The interior is stunning, with copper roof panels and reclaimed wood kitchen counters. The back end of the bus features a fold-out porch, and the exterior paint is colorful and eclectic. I dare you to pass by this bus without a smile on your face! READ MORE HERE.
Watch a full video tour of the Schoolie of 2018:
Paging Adventure Bus
Sam and Jordan renovated an old school bus to live and work on the road. As literary fans, Harry Potter influences can be found throughout this beautiful home, as well as a slide-out bookcase that doubles as a bedroom door.
Watch a full video tour of this Schoolie:
BEST OF THE BLOG: VAN CONVERSION
Tiny Watts Van
The best van conversion of 2018 goes to Wes and Savannah’s Tiny Watts Van! Like the name suggests, this van is completely off-grid and features some innovative solar technology. Another highlight is the recirculating shower, which uses only 2 gallons of water that continuously recirculates and filters to reduce water consumption. READ MORE HERE.
Watch a full video tour of this Van Conversion:
The “Honey Bee” Van
Honorable mention in this category goes across the ocean to the “Honey Bee” van. I rented this van for 9 days as I road triped around Great Britain. The owners were very sweet in letting me enjoy their precious creation. The inside features a super comfy bed, kitchenette, dining area, and a chemical toilet. READ MORE HERE.