The Bushes are a tiny house couple with an extraordinary back story. Over the first two years of living tiny, they were able to pay off $125,000 in debt. In this interview, Marek and Ko will share the strategies they used to get out of debt, how they continue to live intentionally, and how their Youtube channel has changed their lives.
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In This Episode:
- How easy is it to get into debt and how did the Bushes decide to gain financial freedom?
- The steps that make up the Dave Ramsey method
- Obtaining financing for the tiny house – be persistent!
- How living tiny helps the Bushes live thoughtfully
- Balancing all of the side hustles: what worked best and the importance of self-care
- Repay debt on your own time and set your own intensity level
- The progress of the YouTube channel and their favorite videos
- About the Tiny House
- Being married in the tiny house and the reservations they had about living tiny
Links and Resources:
- Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps
- Lake Dallas Tiny House Village
- Terry Lantrip's Episode
- Dave Ramsey's YouTube Channel
- Living Big in a Tiny House
- Tiny House Expedition
- Exploring Alternatives
Marek and Ko Bush
Meet Marek and Ko, a 28-year-old debt-free couple who has been living Tiny for 2.5 years. Over the first 2 years living in the Tiny Home they were able to pay off $125,000 worth of debt, which was ALL of their debt, including the house! They met in middle school at age 13 and are now going on 6 years of marriage! Today they enjoy sharing these journeys with their audience on YouTube for both inspiration and laughter.
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Hello, Marek and Ko!
The tiny house
A view of the living area and the storage loft
Hooks on the ladder, not just notches
The sleeping loft above the kitchen area
The kitchen – and the television
Clothing and accessories stored in the tiny house
Who says you can't have hangers?
Kitchen with stainless steel appliances