Budget Breakdown: A Growing Family Upgrades From a Sprinter Van to a Skoolie Built for $26K

After getting a taste of #vanlife, Gianna and Jake Bachowski spend the pandemic converting a school bus—finishing just in time for the arrival of their baby daughter.

Gianna and Jake Bachowski had an idyllic life in Sarasota, Florida. "Once upon a time," says Jake, "we had the typical lifestyle—we worked, dated, married, purchased a house, and had our first baby girl, Luna. Yet something was missing." Gianna, who worked in real estate, and Jake, a chef, decided to shake things up and "figure out how the hell we were going to achieve our dreams of feeling fulfilled."

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