“We wanted change and adventure. Plus, we felt like we were paying $1,000 a month for nothing,” said the self-employed photographer about the couple’s rent expenses.
Jessica Ryan believed a school bus would provide the entrepreneurial couple with flexibility and freedom to go anywhere.
“As we started thinking about getting out of our apartment lease, I stumbled across the ‘Schoolie’ concept online,” said Ryan, referring to the community of people who buy and revamp school buses. “We explored buying a house, but we didn’t want to be tied down with a mortgage. And we also considered buying a tiny house, but they seemed too expensive.”