Living in a Bus Step 7: Insulation and Walls

I’ve passed the halfway done hurdle and I’m trucking along! The next step in my project is the insulation and the walls. Here’s what I’ve accomplished: I added some reflective insulation to the walls by taping it into place. There’s gaps because I’m not terribly exact in my measurements. I mentioned this type of insulation on a Reddit thread and a lot of people said … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 7: Insulation and Walls

HALFWAY DONE!!! My Bus Conversion Adventure

So I’m about halfway done with my bus conversion process and boy has it been an adventure! Here’s a breakdown of the steps I’ve finished, the money I’ve spent, and what I have left to do! The steps I’ve finished: Step 1: Planning and Research So I started out this adventure with some basic research. I got a lot of flak from people for not … Continue reading HALFWAY DONE!!! My Bus Conversion Adventure

Living in a Bus Step 6: Electricity

One of the major hurdles I’ve had to overcome is how to do the electricity.  There’s a plethora of articles and YouTube tutorials regarding how to set up electricity in a converted bus or van, but a lot of it is over my head.  I’m no expert in electricity, but I want this very important step to be done the safest, most cost efficient, most … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 6: Electricity

Living in a Bus Step 5: Flooring and Framing

Before I can do the electrical, I need to have the flooring and the framing in place.  Originally, I wanted recovered barn wood as the flooring because I think it just looks so rustic and cool. However, the length between the floor and the ceiling is just barely over 6 feet which means a traditional floor with insulation, sub floor, and panels on top would … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 5: Flooring and Framing

Living in a Bus Step 4: Clean, Gut, and Design a Layout

The weather is finally warm enough for me to get some work done on the bus! I’m hoping to get this project done by the end of Spring 2018, but with this cold spell, it’s been impossible to do anything.  The project itself can be a little overwhelming, but I keep reminding myself; one step at a time! And fortunately for me, I’ve got a … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 4: Clean, Gut, and Design a Layout

Living in a Bus Step 2: Develop a Basic Guide

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m pursuing a lifelong goal of mine: to make my home inside a vehicle. And guess what? I’ve found my dream bus! I feel like the hard part’s over. After extensive searching and shopping, I decided that what I really wanted was a short bus or shuttle bus to be converted into my new home.  I knew buying an … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 2: Develop a Basic Guide

Living in a Bus Step 1: Research and Planning

I recently decided to pursue one of my life-long dreams: living out of a vehicle.  I’ve been toying with the idea for years, and now that I have the funds saved up and the freedom to do so, the time has come to seriously explore the option.  I’m currently doing the research necessary to make this dream a reality, and I figured a good place … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 1: Research and Planning