Parenting is a challenge! Whether on a bus or in a “normal house”! We haven’t found it to be much harder than when we were in a traditional home.
What is it like to parent 3 children in a tiny home?
- less chores to fight over
- fewer toys to cleanup
- intentional living lessons
- more outdoor time
- cultivating a feral mindset
- more family time
- opportunities to teach while experiencing adventure
- we share in the everyday chores (water fill ups, chopping wood, toilet changing, dishes etc.)
- lots of snuggles
- it’s LOUD
- 1 bathroom (all kids need to poop at the same time)
- winter makes us go stir crazy
- rain does the same thing
- less “alone” time
- we live in an aisle so they leave their stuff in the middle of the walkway constantly
Things we have learned while parenting in 300 sqft are:
Kids lose their favorite toy even in a tiny house.
Make them sit to pee on the composting toilet, ALWAYS SIT on the composting toilet!
Kids don’t have to shower everyday…neither do adults!
Rushing is a waste of time and energy. Enjoy the adventure!
Don’t expect to have your own space because you’ll be sorely disappointed.
The bumper makes a great timeout spot.
Funniest part of bus living is listening to your kids explain to their friends what a composting toilet is and how to use it.
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