Bronte and Alice. A ‘new and old bus’ fleet shot from today! It’s been a while since our last post but we’ve been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://www.talesfromthewild.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/27880513_146978152638324_8731009265352835072_n-1.jpg” size=”large”] Bronte and Alice. A 'new and old bus' fleet shot from today! It's been a while since our last post but we've been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus last weekend and I have spent this entire week under that bus (in sweltering summer weather) carrying out repairs and getting the old bus moving again. It's been over four years since Alice was started and run, so there were multiple complications to overcome before she would budge. But we got there late today! Alice is now parked up on the street and awaiting a ride on a low loader this week to the country,  where she will start a new life as a permanent onsite house for her new owners. It was great to drive the old girl one last time (even if only from the side yard to the road). And the whole street came out to watch the excitement and cheer old Alice on! You can see more pics of Alice the Bus at @our.bus.

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Bronte and Alice. A ‘new and old bus’ fleet shot from today! It’s been a while since our last post but we’ve been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus last weekend and I have spent this entire week under that bus (in sweltering summer weather) carrying out repairs and getting the old bus moving again. It’s been over four years since Alice was started and run, so there were multiple complications to overcome before she would budge. But we got there late today! Alice is now parked up on the street and awaiting a ride on a low loader this week to the country, where she will start a new life as a permanent onsite house for her new owners. It was great to drive the old girl one last time (even if only from the side yard to the road). And the whole street came out to watch the excitement and cheer old Alice on! You can see more pics of Alice the Bus at @our.bus.

#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

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21 thoughts on “Bronte and Alice. A ‘new and old bus’ fleet shot from today! It’s been a while since our last post but we’ve been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus

  1. carollusk says:

    Dear Alice. I remember your birth so well. I have followed your every adventure from your earliest beginnings and then from the sea to the Rock … and back again! Many have ️ you along the way, and many will remember you fondly. Good luck with your next adventure to new pastures! 👁️

  2. shelley_lloyd_bris says:

    I think I caught Alice to school in the 70s. I went to Marymount on the Gold Coast and Koala Coaches ran the bus service. The Young family, who owned the bus company, had kids at the school too. Happy memories.

  3. miaowthecat says:

    Great shot!! Alice does look very petite next to Bronte!! I do not envy you all that work getting her moving!! Give her a farewell pat from us – she’ll love where she’s going!!

  4. talesfromthewild says:

    @miaowthecat Thanks Beth! Doesn’t she look very petite next to Bronte! It’s been a big week or two, getting old Alice moving again. Many hours lying in the dirt under a hot bus trying to figure out fuel lines and air lines and gearbox faults. I surprised the boys with a few tears after her departure today. But super happy to be moving on with our plans!

  5. talesfromthewild says:

    @shelley_lloyd_bris Well, well well! Then I reckon you are most probably one of the one million people who we estimate went through the front doors of our beloved old Alice the Bus during her time in service. Yes! We bought Alice the Bus from Bede Young at Koala Koaches in 2002. She was formerly Bus 17 for Koala Koaches. The stories this bus could tell!

  6. talesfromthewild says:

    @vvvanavvv Oh thank you! It was sad to see her going today but the time was right. We need to downsize the fleet and focus our energies (and will use the money from the sale to help complete our new project). We have spoken this week about all of the wonderful people who have lived in the bus over the years and are glad that you were one of the people to enjoy time living in Alice the Bus!

  7. talesfromthewild says:

    @themotherofreinvention I didn’t realise that you were from the Uluru days! Love your Instagram pics! Yes, farewell to our beloved Alice the Bus. And hello Bronte! Let’s get the next chapter rolling!

  8. talesfromthewild says:

    @themotherofreinvention Aha! Oh my goodness, that seems like such a long time ago now! Yep, 2005 sounds about right! Some wonderful memories with Zarah and Anangu Tours! Can’t wait to show the kids around Uluru one day soon…

  9. themotherofreinvention says:

    @talesfromthewild the kids will love it!!! I took my husband David up there in October last year. We did a road trip to Uluru & the Alice and slept in a swag. It was the first time had been into the outback. He is smitten so now he is talking about doing a road trip across the Nullarbor to Perth.

  10. natt_loui says:

    Alice, start of it all. Such a wonderful job inside! You are a true blue trooper @keiranlusk working during this crazy heat. A great bloke you are getting Alice ready. She does look like Bronte little sister. Great work mate @talesfromthewild x

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