If you’re in the process of converting a bus or camper van into a motor home, you’ll need to design the floor plan before you can get into all the other logistics. This step is extremely important as it will determine every other step in the conversion process. The kitchen, bathroom, sleeping arrangements, dining, etc. must be strategically placed to ensure the most comfortable and … Continue reading 10 Tips for Designing your Floor Plan
I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my bus and tell me they’d like to do the same thing. It’s easy to romanticize life in a bus or a camper van while perusing the artsy pictures on Pinterest and Instagram, but it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Trying to live in a vehicle is not an easy life, and it’s certainly not a … Continue reading 10 Signs Bus Life is NOT for You!
Well, before I can start the actual renovations, I want to make sure everything on my bus is legal. And I ran into a couple of snags in the process. My first concern was whether or not I’d need a special license to drive the short bus and this is what I found out from streetdirectory.com: “A bus will require a CDL permit if the … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 3: License and Registration
This is an old post from when I first finished my bus. I can’t believe how long it’s been. My e-book for converting a vehicle into a motor home is almost done and I can’t wait to publish it. In the meantime, here’s my post about keeping safe in a converted vehicle just before my Burning Man trip in 2018. My bus is basically finished … Continue reading Day 81: Living in a Bus Step 11: Safety First!
The plumbing is finally done! Well, mostly done. I still need to install a drain, but I have running water, at least. After a lengthy break from working on the bus due to a valve gauge connector that had to be replaced, I’m finally back on track. The plumbing was the last big hurdle. And this is the set up I’ve got: The Sink I … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 8: The Bathroom: toilet, shower, and water
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
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