Our Bus is 12 metres in length and seats 57 passengers. We will shortly be removing all of the seats and plan to install some coach seats with lap sash

Our Bus is 12 metres in length and seats 57 passengers. We will shortly be removing all of the seats and plan to install some coach seats with lap sash belts for the family.

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

Our Bus is 12 metres in length and seats 57 passengers. We will shortly be removing all of the seats and plan to install some coach seats with lap sash belts for the family.

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

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Meet Bronte. Our 1998 Hino bus. We’re about to embark upon a project to convert Bronte into our travelling home! #busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife

Meet Bronte. Our 1998 Hino bus. We're about to embark upon a project to convert Bronte into our travelling home!

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

Meet Bronte. Our 1998 Hino bus. We’re about to embark upon a project to convert Bronte into our travelling home!

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

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Road trippin’ in Bronte (our beautiful new bus). This was on the 1800km journey back to Queensland last week (we bought the bus from a bus company in Victoria). #busconversion

Road trippin' in Bronte (our beautiful new bus). This was on the 1800km journey back to Queensland last week (we bought the bus from a bus company in Victoria). #busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #outback

Road trippin’ in Bronte (our beautiful new bus). This was on the 1800km journey back to Queensland last week (we bought the bus from a bus company in Victoria). #busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #outback

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On the 1800km drive back to Queensland last week. The perfect ‘shake down’ test for our new purchase. The bus performed very well! #busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife

On the 1800km drive back to Queensland last week. The perfect 'shake down' test for our new purchase. The bus performed very well!

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

On the 1800km drive back to Queensland last week. The perfect ‘shake down’ test for our new purchase. The bus performed very well!

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

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The bus specs: 1998 Hino RG230 with PMC Austral Pacific Starliner body. 230hp. 6 speed manual. #busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad

The bus specs: 1998 Hino RG230 with PMC Austral Pacific Starliner body. 230hp. 6 speed manual. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad

The bus specs: 1998 Hino RG230 with PMC Austral Pacific Starliner body. 230hp. 6 speed manual.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad

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We bought a bus! I flew down to Victoria ten days ago and picked up our new bus and future house on wheels! Very excited to be embarking on this

We bought a bus! I flew down to Victoria ten days ago and picked up our new bus and future house on wheels! Very excited to be embarking on this project!

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

We bought a bus! I flew down to Victoria ten days ago and picked up our new bus and future house on wheels! Very excited to be embarking on this project!

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

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Meet Bronte the bus!

Meet Bronte. Our 1998 Hino bus. We’re about to embark upon a project to convert Bronte into our travelling home! Bronte was a school bus in country Victoria for her entire working life. She has a 230HP turbo 7.9 litre diesel engine with a 6 speed manual. The body is a PMC/Austral Pacific Starliner and is 12 metres in length. Over the coming months, we will be sharing the progress of our bus conversion project via social media and this blog. Stay tuned for updates!

We bought a bus!

We bought a bus! After months and months of searching for the right bus, we found just what we were looking for in a small country town called Alexandra in Victoria. It’s a 1998 Hino RG230 (230HP turbo, 6 speed manual) with PMC/Austral Pacific Starliner body. It’s 12 metres in length, has hopper windows that open and luggage bins underneath on the nearside. The headroom is approximately 197.5cm (which leaves me with about 2.5cm clearance above my head).

I flew down to Melbourne (from Brisbane) yesterday to pick up our new bus and future house on wheels! It was a long day of travelling with two trains, a plane, a bus, another train and another bus journey required to reach the Fallons bus depot in Alexandra. After a good look over the vehicle, I was very excited to be driving out the front gates in our new bus!