WA maker turns skoolie, short-bus & container into home-office

Seven years ago, Jeremy and Mira Thompson quit their jobs and sold their suburban home to hit the road in a short-bus they’d converted into a mobile home. After a year on the road, they’d gone through their savings and were thinking about starting a family.

Now living on family property in rural Washington they bought a full-sized school bus at auction. This time they stripped away the metal behind the cab and embedded a wooden cottage inside their new vehicle.

Jeremy used his experience as an auto body mechanic and recent education in architectural drafting to design their conversions. He had also turned his carpentry into paid work and needed a workshop. After finding a very affordable container – one that had been tagged as scrap-, Jeremy began to convert it into a wooden clad (on 3 sides) office with a .


  1. Best vids on the web, really really great; great people, insightful, humble, delightful. And so wonderful how you shoot these, letting people express themselves and boy how wonderful “they” are as people, we get to meet and enjoy them and the tiny glimpse of you and your husband and children are luscious as well.  thank you Kristen, you are bringing great joy to the world!  Cannot thank you enough…always looking forward to the next…All the Best, Michel Pariseau

  2. I will say You Lead the Perfect life . You spend your working life doing so well what is a passion. The aesthetic is never forgotten, your wife and children .A Happy existence. Wish you well you are wise people to have chosen this life style.

  3. Everytime I watch one of Kirsten’s videos I’m amazed by how easy they are to watch. I mean this video is almost 50 minutes long and it feels like 20. It has to be the great subject matter and very good editing. Please keep making them.

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