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Old 02-05-2020, 10:54 AM   #1
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Family of 7...is it realistic?

Hi Everyone!

We are new to the Skoolie site and are just starting to seriously consider the idea. We are longing for simplicity, minimalism, and a deeper family connection. We have a family of 7; my husband and I, D10, D8, S8, D7, & D5. I did some research about the family of 9 (now 10?) that live and travel in their skoolie. I'm sure there are others out there and would love more input. We would have ours parked at a friend's farm most of the time we plan to live in it.

Thanks so much!
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Old 02-05-2020, 01:27 PM   #2
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Would strongly recommend getting a full size 40 ft school bus or even a motorcoach (if you can afford it) with that kind of a group going full time.
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:42 PM   #3
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The biggest I've personally met was a family where both adults had kids from previous marriages, and they had as many as 6 kids with them at any given time. They had a 38 ft TC2000FE, and made 2 sets of 3 bunks at the rear of the bus for kids.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:50 PM   #4
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:31 PM   #5
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As long as privacy is not a concern, why not? You planning on living full time in it?
Things will be tight especially on rainy days that the kids aren't in school, unless you end up with the bus in post#4!
Hopefully your farm friend has a place in his barn to give you all more 'space'...
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:35 AM   #6
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Welcome 7. If you can come to next year's Skooliepalooza in western AZ, you'll be able to tour busses that full time with many children.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:43 PM   #7
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Large family

I think you were talking about Shane & Julie with



The Bus Life


Here is a video of them talking and sharing their conversion plans..


https://youtu.be/5xnTbC9wmHI


They have converted two buses Both documented by photos

or YouTube videos..




His latest bus is what I call Top Shelf . during the build everything

was (good,better,best scale) BEST plumbing,HVAC, kitchen appliances etc.. $$$$
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Bunk bed city in a 40 footer for sure!
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Old 02-23-2020, 01:14 AM   #9
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I traveled for a few months with a family of 7 who lived in one 36 ft flat nose bus. The oldest child had just turned 16 so they helped her purchase a bus so she could have privacy/a room of her own, but up until that point they had been comfortably living in one bus.
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I traveled for a few months with a family of 7 who lived in one 36 ft flat nose bus. The oldest child had just turned 16 so they helped her purchase a bus so she could have privacy/a room of her own, but up until that point they had been comfortably living in one bus.
I'd HATE to be a pubescent or adolescent kid living in a school bus with the whole fam.
Sometimes you need a bit more privacy.
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