This Tiny House Community Could Be The Coolest Place On Earth To Live!

In this weeks episode we visit Franko, a rockstar musician turned festival organiser who has built himself an incredible house bus, which is parked up in an amazing community of which he is a founding member.

Looking at this community, it’s easy to wonder if it could be the coolest place on earth to live! The community, named Tūmanako Hope, was created when a group of people, bonded through a music and wellness festival, decided to create a community and with it a new way of life. The result is incredible.

And Franko’s bus is just epic! Totally DIY, and designed to be an on-road apartment for this touring musician, the Unschooled bus is an amazing home on wheels. I’m often surprised by Skoolie conversions and the potential to take something at utilitarian as a bus and turn it into something so homey.

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Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Rasa Pescud & Bryce Langston
Editing: Sarah Binder & Rasa Pescud

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14 Replies to “This Tiny House Community Could Be The Coolest Place On Earth To Live!”

  1. As the tiny house movement continues to grow, the need for community grows with it. This is such a cool concept. A huge bit of land and a group of like minded people coming together to create a new way of living. I'm so excited by what this community offers and I can't wait to see it grow and prosper! We hope you enjoy this episode. With Love, Bryce & Rasa

  2. Man, I just want to live in a bus and do yoga on a farm for the rest of my life. Sign me up.

  3. What an incredible build and the thought of a community following his lead is nothing short of inspirational… The land is absolutely gorgeous and who wouldn't want to wake up that each and every day… Cheers for sharing..

  4. Woah…it's a tiny house Nirvana! Franko and his bus, are the bomb! It must feel good for you guys to know that you've had such a profound influence on this movement. I feel inspired and moved every time I watch one of your videos! Thank you!

  5. Such a beautiful peaceful yet sociable living space ???? I loved that the chicken had laid an egg on the bed ???????? Mine used to come into my cottage and make themselves at home on the kitchen and living room floor! Or the sofa and the cats would get fed up with them as they then couldn't get on the sofa ???? I Loved the how the loo and sink were done there, the shower looked fantastic and the girls bunk beds amazing too! The whole place was absolutely Amazing ❤️ And that's before you take the whole community into account, amazing place, amazing fella ????

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