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This young couple saved thousands to build a house by living in a converted school bus

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LaTroy Gable Jr. and his fiance are what they say is 'weeks away' from finishing up their new Beaumont home, just as they expect to add another into their family.
"She's due in two weeks so we kind of want to just hurry up and get moved in by that time," says Gable.

The two Lamar University students have juggled jobs, internships, school work and now a newborn to buy land on Utica Street in Beaumont. The way they saved up?

The couple lived in the school bus for a year and a half, saving tens of thousands of dollars on rent.

"We were living inside the school bus for a while to save up money so we didn't pay rent."
LaTroy Gable Jr.

Ernest Green lives across the street from the newly built house, and says he has great admiration for what the couple is doing."Most kids would be trying to get fancy cars... he's starting a house and trying to get, and got pretty much done. I was surprised and amazed," says Green.

The young couple gave us some advice for others who are struggling to save.

"Always see if there's a better way to go about the way you live. Be humble and everything takes time."
LaTroy Gable Jr.

Our affiliate KFDM in Southeast, Texas contributed to this story.

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