A FAMILY say they are going to save £10,000 a year on rent and bills – after they move into a school bus.
Dana Kovalkova, 28, and husband, Richard Fox, 32, bought the vehicle for £2,000 after growing sick of "wasting" £1,100 a month rent for their three-bedroom home.
They've begun converting it into a family home and reckon in four months time it will be ready.
The family have a "limited" budget of around £5,000 to £7,000 to complete the renovation and plan to use lots of reclaimed and recycled materials.
The pair say after that they'll only have to shell out £300 to rent a parking spot for the home, although this doesn't appear to account for other hidden costs such as road tax and fuel.
The bus will have two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open-plan living area.
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The couple plan to live there with their two children – Pavels, seven, from Dana's previous relationship and their one-year-old Zelda.
Richard's two children from a previous marriage, Joe, seven, and Jacob, five, will also occasionally stay.
Dana, a filmmaker and student, from Sittingbourne, Kent, said: "More and more people realise they are tired, especially in the last few years.
"It is getting more and more difficult to live. We are tired of wasting money on nothing.
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"We want to live a more sustainable free life without being caught in the rat race."
Dana and Richard bought the bus last Friday and have ripped out all the seating and carpet.
They say they'll have no bills as they will be running it off solar energy.
Their current landlord has allowed them to remain on the property and use his land to renovate and live on the bus.
Dana admitted that her parents were unsure about their plans.
She said: "We started sending them updates and they are slowly changing their mind.
"My husband's family were more supportive and said that they wish they had done something like this.
"Our kids have been loving helping out too, they like to clean the bus whilst they are working on it."
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