Kierstin and Melinda
have written a manual as a guide to the running
of their homes. The Muffley family. I am Melinda,
my husband is Michael, and we have one
very precious, little, five-year-old daughter
named Madison. We are a family of seven living
in a 360 square foot school bus. Oh my God. I’m a little nervous
about five children, but I have a feeling
they’re used to this lifestyle, and they’ll be
taking care of me. I’ve been married to Michael
for 11 years, and he is the owner
of a very successful real estate brokerage firm. I am the Director
of Brand Management and Design
for Michael’s company. I’m curious who’s taking
care of their daughter. Our way of life
is about simplicity, and we believe
that experiences and people are far more important
than things. No Gucci or Chanel,
that does not sound fun. We fly first class,
drive nice cars, have a yard keeper,
a pool keeper, a nanny, a nutritionist, and we have our pool
and lawn serviced and maintained by professionals
every Monday. What? Instead of a regular toilet,
we have a composting toilet. Sorry. We have a toilet
that flushes itself. I’m not sure I can do it,
I’ll be honest. It’s now time for the wives to meet their new husbands
and families. Hello. Hello. I’m Michael. Nice to meet you, Michael.
And you must be Madison. And you are? I’m Kierstin.
Kierstin, nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. And this is [Maddie 00:01:29]. Hello, Maddie.
It’s nice to meet you. She’s very excited to meet you. Kierstin just wears
casual clothes that I don’t really like. It’s not my style,
but I’ll deal with it. [inaudible 00:01:44]. Want me to go
show you my playroom? It’s filled with toys. She wants to go straight
to the playroom. Okay, show her the playroom. All right.
Hi, I’m Hilda. Hello. Hilda, nice to meet you. At least the playroom’s
in one piece. Wow. Why don’t we show her
your toys, baby? Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness.
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. The daughter has
a whole playroom full of toys. It’s just too much. Let’s go downstairs
and grab something to drink. No.
‘Cause it was hot outside. No. Okay, well why don’t you come
down when you’re ready, okay? Deal? You want to stay up here
and play for a little bit? Okay. I’ll have Hilda
come up, okay? Hmm. Welcome to our bus. Thank you. I’m Melinda. I’m Justin. Hey Justin.
Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. This is the family. Hi. I could tell that she probably
comes from a bit of money, and she’s dressed up real nice. She has [inaudible 00:02:37]
shoes, so I hope that she brought
some more pairs of shoes. So, where are you from? We live in a school bus that’s
been converted into an RV. But you have a house. No, we got rid of our house,
have a small- So, literally, the bus
is the house. Yes.
All right. It’s everything. So, my wife’s sleeping in a bus? Yeah, I-
That’s interesting. Yeah, it’s gonna be. I can’t believe Melinda’s
gonna live in a bus. I don’t think
she can handle that. Does it have four seasons
written on the front? I wish I could see her face.
Do you have kids? We have four boys and one girl. A family of five kids, husband
and a wife in a bus? Where’s everybody fit?
We have trouble with one. This family has a group
of people who are taking care
of their child, and they still have a hard time.
So, that was very confusing. How do you make that work
with a husband and five kids? We’ve simplified a lot. This here,
is our outdoor shower. Shower.
Yes, yes, yes. Okay. So, we have this thing
right here, and we have a little shower tent
that we put right here. That outdoor shower, although
I’m sure it can be amazing, it’s a bit rustic.
Oh, yeah. Yeah, so you know,
and it’s got lots of hot water. Okay. You know, this is as
different from my life as it could possibly ever be.