Meet Sabine, Stephan, Sanaa, and Simeon, a family who downsized into a tiny house for more quality time together. After selling their 2500 square foot house, they said goodbye to their mortgage and hello to adventure! They created a five-year plan: live in five states over the next five years.
When planning for tiny living, they would tape out different tiny house layouts in their big house to ensure they could comfortably accommodate the kids. They went with Mint Tiny Homes because they had a floor plan that best matched their needs— their Canada Gooseneck model.
After selling practically everything they owned, the Eusebe family hit the road with their car and a five-by-eight cargo trailer. They moved from Massachusetts to California to pick up their new home. Then, they parked their tiny house in the Central Valley, where Sabine secured my first nursing travel contract.
Fortunately, she has a flexible schedule, so she can spend every other week at home, teaching & adventuring with the kids. Stephan works from home and leads homeschooling instruction when Sabine works.
Sabine and Stephan share their thoughts on "roadschooling" their kids:
"We have a five-year plan, five years, five states. That means for the kids, they're kind of like military kids in the sense that you're moving a lot. But for them, they're able to make friends quickly and deal with long-distance friendships.
So, I think it builds resilience. And then, they learn about people from different backgrounds, and they get to build those relationships.
When we grew up, we grew up in a classroom setting. And most of the time, all you knew was those four walls. They're in a setting where they're learning stuff. And they're actually seeing it. So whether we're learning about geography today or math, it's a lot more hands-on. And we get to practice things outside of the classroom that relate to real life or why you might want to retain this knowledge."
-Sabine & Stephan,
Family Downsized into Tiny House - Surprisingly Spacious!
The Eusebe family downsized into a tiny house wonderfully suited for family life. It's a 350-square-foot gooseneck model that accommodates their work-from-home and homeschooling needs. For instance, Stephan's standing desk easily fits downstairs between the living room and kitchen. It's on wheels, so they can roll into the living area to use a dining table.
3-Bedroom Tiny House (lofts included!)
Their tiny home features two lofts. One acts as a classroom/playroom, and the other serves as a bedroom. It's divided, so Sanaa and Simeon can enjoy semi-private space on either side. In the future, they can each have their own completely separate loft bedroom.
Sabine and Stephan have a completely private standing-height bedroom in the gooseneck area. They also have a multifunctional closet with hanging space and drawers. Impressively, it doubles as a compact desk space. A pull-out desktop was installed on top of the drawers.
A spacious kitchen and bathroom round out this incredibly family-friendly tiny house design. From a stackable washer/dryer to a large apartment-size fridge, the Eusebes are well-equipped to handle the demands of daily life.
Follow their tiny house family adventures on social media & their blog!
Watch the TOUR above to see more of their family-size tiny home!
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