WITH the cost of living crisis putting many people under financial pressure, it seems like more and more of us are looking for ways to cut costs wherever possible.
However, for a couple, paying rent or electricity bills is not something they need to worry about.
A couple from the United States lives in an old school bus and travels from there on the road.
Lauren Gardenbelle, 27, from Maryland, USA, has amassed 1.2 million followers and 24.3 million likes on TikTok and regularly shares what it’s like to live on the road to the platform. video sharing.
Lauren has lived on her school bus for three years with her partner, whom she met on Tinder, their five dogs and their newborn, India Rhoades.
The outstanding brood lives and travels full time in a converted solar-powered school bus, and Lauren earns money from her crafty hustle.
Lauren revealed that she makes money from her savings account on Instagram, where she sells vintage and bohemian clothes found on her travels, in a bid to make sustainable fashion more accessible.
She runs her ‘ethical hippie clothing store’, Gardenbelle Shop, from her bus – earning the family some extra cash to pay for their lifestyle.
But family life on the road is pretty cheap, as Lauren revealed, “I don’t pay rent or electricity.”
In a video, Lauren gave a quick glimpse into her life, revealing how she went from being a full-time teacher to living on a bus full-time.
She said: 22 year old gets the first classroom.
“A 24-year-old buys a bus.
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“The 25-year-old quits her job to travel.
“27 years lives”.
Lauren also said: “Someone said how you allow it: we live in our vehicle. Without electric bills, rent bills or other property costs, we also own a store”.
Lauren’s video clearly impressed many, as it racked up 205.6k views.
It has 39,000 likes, 176 comments and 191 shares.
TikTok users loved Lauren’s lifestyle and took to the comments to express it.
One person said, “Live my dream!
Another added: “Oh my god I love it”.
A third commented: ‘Forever one of my favorite teachers and seeing you live your life truly however you see fit inspires me so much every video I see pop up!’