About The Crab Homesteaders

The Crab’s Homestead blog is a collaboration of all of our family’s how-to’s that we have learned over the last 4 years of homesteading and the last year of becoming minimalists. It began with our passion to live more self sufficiently, being aware of what we eat, what we feed our children, the chemicals around us everyday, and how we can teach our children to be more self reliant. We have tried Aquaponics, Raising Rabbits, Incubating and raising Chickens, Incubating & Raising Turkeys, Building Fences, Building things in general, Canning, Processing Our Own Food, Learning to Make Our Own Stuff, Homeschooling, and Much More! Through set backs and many “re-do’s” we are inventing, discovering, learning, and researching our way through websites, books, and our own personal experience in the small homesteaders way of life.

The Crab Clan Thanksgiving 2014


Now we are planning on taking our skills around America by converting a school bus into an RV (Skoolie)!  We are looking for a new homesteading location and to start a new chapter in our lives by living 100% debt free. Follow us through our new journey to minimalistic living, and eventually to a new and bigger homestead where the sky is the limit!!

Me with one of our Ladies

20140712-112537-41137194.jpgOur Skoolie:

 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- Day 1

April 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Day 1 1999 Genesis International DT466/Allison Transmission 250,000 Miles/Great Shape Price $4,700

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
1999 Genesis International
DT466/Allison Transmission
250,000 Miles/Great Shape
Price $4,700

Chitty Bang Tiny House Skoolie and US

19 months later- January 2017


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4 thoughts on “About The Crab Homesteaders

  1. I love what you’re doing with your bus, your family, and your children’s schooling. I live in Germany, where I’ve work with the military for 5 years. In April I flew to England, bought a double-decker bus, drove it onto a ship bound for Rotterdam, then drove it across to Germany. My wife helped me remove all the seats and now I’m fixing little things here and there getting it ready for the stricter German vehicle inspection standards. Insurance was easy here – about $280/year as a motorhome, even though it’s still a double-decker bus. As soon as it has all the basic requirments (plumbing, kitchen, etc.) we’ll move into it full time and continue the conversion. I eventually plan to take it back to Central Texas and put it on some acreage. Driving in the right seat is fun. Driving a double-decker bus is a lot more fun. Working on this huge project together is priceless!

    • That is amazing! I think a lot of people are moving to a more minimalistic lifestyle. I loved my big house but not the debt we had to go into to get it, and we wanted more land. Typical American, always wanting more:) but I see the benefits of skoolie living for a bit until we figure out where we want to stay and until we can build a house debt free, even if it is done step by step as we get the money. It’ll be ours! Good luck with your conversion! Skoolie Converters on Facebook has been amazingly helpful! You should check it out if you haven’t already! Cheers:)

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