#065: Going Badger

Nina Nelson lives with her family… in a school bus. Yep, four kids, two adults, in a revamped bus—and they’re loving every minute of it. Tsh chats with her friend about lessons learned from downsizing, living with only the necessities, and having plenty of time for what really matters.


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Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Sounds fascinating! This will be my nap time listening today 🙂

  2. I’m loving the new format, Tsh!

    I’m packing and cleaning to get our house on the market and I was desperate for good podcasts. Your more frequent shows and the recently recommended God-Centered Mom Podcast are totally blessing me. THANK YOU for making this task more enjoyable; it feels like friends are keeping me company.

  3. Miranda says:

    Such a fascinating listen!

  4. I’m finding the discussion of house size fascinating. Long story but I’ve landed in a larger house than I had ever wanted. But what it IS good for is hospitality, and we do use it for that – hosting lots of family and friends for meals, holidays, and weekends, and for that reason it’s so nice to have the space. How can you truly be hospitable in a tiny space? Love the idea of less stuff and cleaning but I get stuck on that.

  5. Heather says:

    Where do I find more of the music you use for your podcast?

  6. Ooh, I devoured this one! I would love to live radically like that. This chat asked all the questions that would be on mind: what about kids toys? Where do you put your books? Thanks for a really inspiring podcast Tsh and just to add that I love the end bit where you share your thoughts.

  7. I have followed Nina’s blog for a while. I love it. I am obsessed with it.

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