WE TRADED TINY HOMES FOR 24 HOURS! (van life vs bus life)

Joylandi 20-Iyn, 2021
Van life vs. Bus life - which would you choose?! Tell us in the comments!
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Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married June 2013 and quickly caught the bug! We started “travel hacking” & finally decided we wanted to go travel for one year. After 2 years of saving $ and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016. We started this to share our experiences with friends and family, then decided we really liked vlogging and traveling, and we didn’t want to stop after just one year! After achieving our new goal of 100 countries and then all 7 continents (check out our documentary here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuFv4... ), we had no plans to slow down, until 2020 decided to force us to ;) which is when we bought a converted Sprinter van to start exploring our own country for the first time. was a major adjustment and so different than flying every week like we were used to, but we are incredibly thankful to be able to continue doing something we love every day. 😊🎥🌎

0:00 Intro
0:38 Preparing the Van for Raya and Louis
2:45 Bus Tour
6:58 Learning to Drive the Bus
9:14 Grocery Shopping for Vegan Tacos
10:06 $100 Diesel Fill Up Spilled
11:21 Driving the Bus, Stuff Goes Everywhere
12:43 We Broke the Refrigerator
14:09 Playing with Farm Animals
15:32 Bus Rooftop Happy Hour
17:48 Sleeping in the Bus
21:06 Van Life vs Bus Life (our review)
23:40 All the Things We Broke in the Bus
25:55 Bloops


  • Which would you choose 🚌 or 🚐 ?

    • 🚌

    • Repent , the kingdom of God is at hand , read your bible for yourself, and pray , there is nothing our there in the world ,ask God to guide and protect you ,if you have any question please ask me, Jesus loves you ^

    • Bus 100%

    • Bus

    • If I were moving around as often as you, I'd choose the van. But if I were going to relocate less often, the bus.

  • that girl is beautiful

  • the van

  • The simplistic october strangely observe because dinosaur cosmetically copy apud a lacking sharon. cheerful, wrathful paperback

  • New to entering van life and finding channels to follow. You guys are so wholesome and cute! Love your content 🥰

  • I think a 55ft bus is too big, I think you would like a 30ft one

  • “He looks like the got milk commercial”

  • Bus bro

  • #salla

  • Bus!!!!!!!!

  • 2:11 sorry I had to that’s what she said

  • It’s like you’re camping every day

  • Bkkk

  • bus

  • oof the gas is so cheap

  • My name is Nate too!

  • Bus

  • Whatever happened to Louis' converted electric VW van? I thought you guys would swtich those EV van vs your van! :) hillarious and that bus is gorgeous!

  • That’s pretty cool

  • Bus

  • When Nate was driving he was starting to lost it

  • Wdym metal things????

  • A pretty big van

  • Hi

  • My dad drives buses and trucks and it not fun all your do if hit dumps

  • Bus

  • The bus bc its bigger

  • 12:00 I literally dying 😂 lol

  • Y’all are the perfect couple. I love it 💕✨

  • Vane

  • ryan

  • Bus

  • Bus

  • My dads mum and dad live on a farm

  • Van

  • 1

  • Wait so what do u work as since u are always on the road

  • you cannot hit the notification bell, I've been trying for months. I know you guys channel is falling I just wanna help by being notified when you post.

  • You can buy a house.

  • That one dog is a great peranease I don't think I spelled that right but I have one and her won't walk on a leashe and he is not as big

  • In my school bus, there is seatbelts but we dont use them

  • bus

  • You two should have a Netflix series 😂❤️

  • I would definitely chose the bus only because it is bigger

  • I'd still choose the bus


  • My partner and I have a bus. It doesn't drive and I agree with everything you said. It may have trouble being more portable. Although Busses have a lot of space and more space for renovations

  • Bus

  • what it comes down to is the cost... vans are cheaper to run.. and more reliable then a bus.. but a bus you get wayy more room.. and it takes way more gas and not as dependable.. thats why im thinking a short bus route.. its like a van.. but its a bus .. so its bigger .. and not as bad on gas.. 100%% but i love you guys.. you rock!! this was soooo helpful.. keep up the amazing work. now i just need to find a builder for cheap. :) :)

  • The bus

  • I love the dog and French fry

  • I want all the animals

  • instantly fell in love , im going to barcelona in september and wondering how i can be less anxious about the flight . thank you kara x nate

  • Van

  • Bus Win! Biggers is better

  • Hi

  • Also essentials...weve got a digeridoo 😂😂

  • Oh my goodness. I haven’t thought about Louis in years! Because of him and some other boys (jacks gap…) I WILL one day do the rickshaw run.

  • Hi hej

  • 🚌 vs 🚐

  • If I had a lover then I’d pick the bus but if it’s just me then I’ll pick the van lol

  • Bus. So cool and big!

  • Z

  • How does van life vans and bus life buses and other vehicles like that not get robbed?

  • 🚌 but may a bit smaller that raya and lui

  • YOU GUYS ROCK!!! We are flattered that so many people have been telling us that we remind them of Kara and Nate! Except the family version LOL

  • Van

  • Can’t stop watching Nate dancing at the front whilst chaos reigned in the back…hilarious! 🤣😊🤣

  • Bus

  • The slim mouth longitudinally scold because particle broadly own underneath a bashful claus. clammy, abnormal government

  • I would defiantly want to live in a bus😂

  • Van

  • i think the bus🚌🚍

  • I’d chose bus

  • 97 dollars for gas

  • I KNOW WHERE THEY TRADED HOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wow, they both are so awesome! The bus driving, with no seat belts made me nervous. My favorite part of it was the beautiful shower - to die for! And the size of the kitchen:) And the bed made up all of the time, and the roof deck!. But I would have to go with the van because of the size. I am only one person. I will have to figure out how to have a stationary bed though. I would feel much more comfortable driving it, parking it, etc! What a fun exchange - great video! Sneaking the super glue cracked me up!. Now I will go watch Raya and Louis in your Van:)

  • Bus

  • “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 “For God so loved the World that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 That’s how much he loves us that he sacrificed his own Son so that we wouldn’t have to be in Jesus spot so that we wouldn’t have to suffer.💕💕

  • I’ve always wanted to live in one of those! You guys are soooo lucky!

  • Bus

  • 2:11 that WHAT SHE SAID

  • bus cuz i like the spas

  • Bas

  • Seen as I live in a bus I would probably choose that hehe

  • Van because it’s just me

  • The fact that Nate thinks those are pliers makes me wonder how he got through life? They’re VICE GRIPS

  • I dont want a van or bus life. I want a ..... RV that dosnt need another vehicle to drive life.

  • I wonder how much time it took for them to make walls and everything, good thing i have a RV

  • where did you guys end up putting the memory foam mattress that was on top of the bed

  • bruh that kitchen is as bigas ours

  • I feel like if Kara and Nate had a kid they would be committed to turn the bed into a table so the kid can learn

  • Bus for sure

  • VAN

  • That is exactly how you drive my motorhome just like the bus

  • Van I pik

  • Yeah bus

  • Nice vid new sub

  • Bus

  • "Don't tell them" *puts it on youtube*