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Kia Ora!!! We are Andy, Amber, Jake (7) & Daisy (4)...and we quit! We quit our crazy stressful lives, sold everything we owned and moved into an old school bus, because....life is too short.

Back in Feb 2011 we were trapped in a high rise hotel in the Christchurch earthquake. The hotel was badly damaged, on a lean and the internal fire stairs collapsed. We were trapped. We spent around 4 hours in fight or flight mode, waiting for the building to collapse and be killed (so we thought). It was the most terrifying experience of our lives. We were lucky that day and we escaped. But the years that followed were harder on us than getting through the earthquake, we moved to a different country, Andy developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Amber Postnatal Depression, we moved again, had our 2nd baby and got stuck in the rent trap rat race again. It all came to a head one day and we realised we had to do what we promised each other up in the hotel that day: if we got out alive we were going to live differently. We realise that life is made up of an undetermined number of hours, and we didn't want to spend those hours away from each other, working in jobs we didn't like so we could pay for fulltime childcare, and what else? A nicer car, comfier couch, bigger TV and flasher house.

So we bought an old school bus and converted into a tiny home! Andy converted it all by himself, he worked on it 30-40 hours a week, as well as working full time. It took 12 months of working every single week night after work and every single weekend. We wanted to quit so.many.times! But we knew it would be a million times more worth it than we thought. And it was!

Now we travel around New Zealand and spend our precious time with each other, doing fun stuff, making memories and videos for our YouTube channel and extra cool stuff for our Patrons.

Our patrons get exclusive access to all our videos, plus extra content like regular live Q&A’s, meet ups, tutorials, videos about food and fitness, email contact & GIVEAWAYS!!

We are a fun, like minded bunch so come join us!
Tiers
Become A Patron
$2 or more per month (sold out!)

  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
FIVER Fan
$5 or more per month
FIVER fans will get:


  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 10% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter


The perfect TEN
$10 or more per month
The perfect TEN Patron will get:
  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 10% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
TWENTY FIVE
$25 or more per month

TWENTY FIVE will get:

  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 20% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
  • A welcome note from us
  • A Bus Life NZ Bumper Sticker
Fuelled up on FIFTY
$50 or more per month
FIFTY's will get:
  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 20% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
  • A welcome note from us
  • A Bus Life NZ Bumper Sticker  
  • 1 Free Bus Life NZ T-shirt of your choice, from our merch store
Goals
572 of 750 patrons
When we reach this goal, we are starting ANOTHER conversion!!! YASSS, this time a Van!! So Andy can hoon off and go fishing, or Amber can escape for the night for some 'me time' - we will be documenting this entire conversion on our channel Patrons will get access to full tutorials of the whole process, uploaded exclusively to our Patron page (we won't be putting the tutorials on YouTube). Our Patrons also get heaps of other cool stuff, so come join us!!
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Kia Ora!!! We are Andy, Amber, Jake (7) & Daisy (4)...and we quit! We quit our crazy stressful lives, sold everything we owned and moved into an old school bus, because....life is too short.

Back in Feb 2011 we were trapped in a high rise hotel in the Christchurch earthquake. The hotel was badly damaged, on a lean and the internal fire stairs collapsed. We were trapped. We spent around 4 hours in fight or flight mode, waiting for the building to collapse and be killed (so we thought). It was the most terrifying experience of our lives. We were lucky that day and we escaped. But the years that followed were harder on us than getting through the earthquake, we moved to a different country, Andy developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Amber Postnatal Depression, we moved again, had our 2nd baby and got stuck in the rent trap rat race again. It all came to a head one day and we realised we had to do what we promised each other up in the hotel that day: if we got out alive we were going to live differently. We realise that life is made up of an undetermined number of hours, and we didn't want to spend those hours away from each other, working in jobs we didn't like so we could pay for fulltime childcare, and what else? A nicer car, comfier couch, bigger TV and flasher house.

So we bought an old school bus and converted into a tiny home! Andy converted it all by himself, he worked on it 30-40 hours a week, as well as working full time. It took 12 months of working every single week night after work and every single weekend. We wanted to quit so.many.times! But we knew it would be a million times more worth it than we thought. And it was!

Now we travel around New Zealand and spend our precious time with each other, doing fun stuff, making memories and videos for our YouTube channel and extra cool stuff for our Patrons.

Our patrons get exclusive access to all our videos, plus extra content like regular live Q&A’s, meet ups, tutorials, videos about food and fitness, email contact & GIVEAWAYS!!

We are a fun, like minded bunch so come join us!

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$2 or more per month (sold out!)

  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
FIVER Fan
$5 or more per month
FIVER fans will get:


  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 10% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter


The perfect TEN
$10 or more per month
The perfect TEN Patron will get:
  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 10% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
TWENTY FIVE
$25 or more per month

TWENTY FIVE will get:

  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 20% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
  • A welcome note from us
  • A Bus Life NZ Bumper Sticker
Fuelled up on FIFTY
$50 or more per month
FIFTY's will get:
  • Exclusive access to our videos, WAY earlier than YouTube
  • View exclusive Patron only, realtime "Lens Stories" on the Patreon App (think Instagram Stories/Snapchat)
  • 20% Discount Code for our Merch Store
  • Automatically join our email newsletter
  • A welcome note from us
  • A Bus Life NZ Bumper Sticker  
  • 1 Free Bus Life NZ T-shirt of your choice, from our merch store