This is beautiful Moreton Island. I took the boys on a day cruise to Tangalooma Wrecks this week.

This is beautiful Moreton Island. I took the boys on a day cruise to @tangaloomaislandresort earlier this week. We snorkeled around The Wrecks and spent many hours swimming in the crystal clear waters that surround the island. I even managed to get a few quick pictures with my drone. It’s been eighteen months since we visited our favourite island and former home (we lived at the Cape Moreton lighthouse for five years) and it was wonderful to be back, if only for the day! ~ Keiran.

PS – this shot and many other of my Moreton Island images are available for purchase as prints and canvas wall art over at www.keiranlusk.com.au now!


#moretonisland #tangalooma #tangaloomawrecks
#thewrecks #visitbrisbane #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #fromwhereidrone

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Merry Christmas from Bronte the bus and all her crew!

Merry Christmas from Bronte the bus and all her crew @talesfromthewild!

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

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Getting our Christmas on in Bronte the bus.

#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure #livingtinyproject #woodwork #christmas #christmastree

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Taking a tea break in Bronte the bus. And doing my best to remain zen amidst a jungle of mounting time and financial pressures. The project is continuing to move

Taking a tea break in Bronte the bus. And doing my best to remain zen amidst a jungle of mounting time and financial pressures. The project is continuing to move towards completion although the pace is now being dictated by our complete lack of funds. As a one income family with a mortgage and two kids, it's almost impossible to put money aside each fortnight for the project. We long ago exhausted our savings and have been using a credit card for most bus related purchases. It's been stressful to say the least. Every little decision in the bus has required careful consideration and a thorough analysis of the costs. It's hopefully a short term problem. In the new year we plan to sell our house and to rid ourselves of the mortgage and associated expenses of home ownership. Sam will continue to work (remotely) when we hit the road, whilst I take care of the home schooling and domestic chores each day. This should help to eventually get us back on track financially. We have this week filled the remaining space on our credit card with a big purchase of fresh water tanks, grey water tanks, pumps and plumbing supplies. We originally planned to have some custom water tanks made for the bus but the quotes proved too expensive. We revised our plans and have instead purchased nine smaller fresh water tanks (59 litres each) at a fraction of the cost of custom made tanks. We plan to string the tanks together to create a super tank of approximately 530 litres. The tanks will fit quite snugly into the space above the chassis rails and beneath the bus floor. I've spent the past few days clearing that space (we had to re-route the heater hoses) and working out how to secure the tanks into position. It's been a pleasant few days crawling about under the bus in some rather hot Queensland weather but I haven't given up yet! In other project developments, the window fly screens are now all fitted and the composting toilet is taking shape! 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #buslifeadventure #buslifeaustralia #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit

Taking a tea break in Bronte the bus. And doing my best to remain zen amidst a jungle of mounting time and financial pressures. The project is continuing to move towards completion although the pace is now being dictated by our complete lack of funds. As a one income family with a mortgage and two kids, it’s almost impossible to put money aside each fortnight for the project. We long ago exhausted our savings and have been using a credit card for most bus related purchases. It’s been stressful to say the least. Every little decision in the bus has required careful consideration and a thorough analysis of the costs. It’s hopefully a short term problem. In the new year we plan to sell our house and to rid ourselves of the mortgage and associated expenses of home ownership. Sam will continue to work (remotely) when we hit the road, whilst I take care of the home schooling and domestic chores each day. This should help to eventually get us back on track financially. We have this week filled the remaining space on our credit card with a big purchase of fresh water tanks, grey water tanks, pumps and plumbing supplies. We originally planned to have some custom water tanks made for the bus but the quotes proved too expensive. We revised our plans and have instead purchased nine smaller fresh water tanks (59 litres each) at a fraction of the cost of custom made tanks. We plan to string the tanks together to create a super tank of approximately 530 litres. The tanks will fit quite snugly into the space above the chassis rails and beneath the bus floor. I’ve spent the past few days clearing that space (we had to re-route the heater hoses) and working out how to secure the tanks into position. It’s been a pleasant few days crawling about under the bus in some rather hot Queensland weather but I haven’t given up yet! In other project developments, the window fly screens are now all fitted and the composting toilet is taking shape!
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #buslifeadventure #buslifeaustralia #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit

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Bus conversion moments from this week: step lights in the bus, sunset window reflections, our brand new ‘shoecase’ in the stairwell and yesterday morning’s storm passing by. Happy Friday everyone!

Bus conversion moments from this week: step lights in the bus, sunset window reflections, our brand new 'shoecase' in the stairwell and yesterday morning's storm passing by. Happy Friday everyone! 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

Bus conversion moments from this week: step lights in the bus, sunset window reflections, our brand new ‘shoecase’ in the stairwell and yesterday morning’s storm passing by. Happy Friday everyone!
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

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Bus conversion moments from this week: step lights in the bus, sunset window reflections, our brand new ‘shoecase’ in the stairwell and yesterday morning’s storm passing by. Happy Friday everyone!

Bus conversion moments from this week: step lights in the bus, sunset window reflections, our brand new 'shoecase' in the stairwell and yesterday morning's storm passing by. Happy Friday everyone! 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

Bus conversion moments from this week: step lights in the bus, sunset window reflections, our brand new ‘shoecase’ in the stairwell and yesterday morning’s storm passing by. Happy Friday everyone!
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

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A Sunday arvo tea break in Bronte the bus. Lots of exterior work completed on the bus over the weekend. The roof is now completely shiny and clean, aluminium cover

A Sunday arvo tea break in Bronte the bus. Lots of exterior work completed on the bus over the weekend. The roof is now completely shiny and clean, aluminium cover strips have been added over the window joints and tomorrow I'm hoping to get the last of the flyscreens done. ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

A Sunday arvo tea break in Bronte the bus. Lots of exterior work completed on the bus over the weekend. The roof is now completely shiny and clean, aluminium cover strips have been added over the window joints and tomorrow I’m hoping to get the last of the flyscreens done. ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

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Travelling lonely outback highways in my first bus a decade ago. This is one of two images that I keep focused on in my mind for motivation when the going

Travelling lonely outback highways in my first bus a decade ago. This is one of two images that I keep focused on in my mind for motivation when the going gets tough with our current bus conversion project. I spent many years living in the desert at Uluru and just love the wide open spaces and the beauty of outback Australia. And I can't wait to be exploring this magical landscape with my family in Bronte the bus. We've been building now for thirteen months and I'm feeling both physically and mentally exhausted. But we're on track to be living in the bus early in the new year. There are still a few big jobs in the bus to tick off before we can hit the road and travel outback highways like this. We've got to fit the fresh water tanks (540L) and grey water tanks (150L), set up the composting toilet and install an entire solar power system. We've also got to sort through and minimalise our possessions and sell our house. But I can definitely see a faint light (of sorts) at the end of the tunnel. And I've got my eyes fixed firmly on the prize. ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure #outback #seeaustralia #australia #highway #desert

Travelling lonely outback highways in my first bus a decade ago. This is one of two images that I keep focused on in my mind for motivation when the going gets tough with our current bus conversion project. I spent many years living in the desert at Uluru and just love the wide open spaces and the beauty of outback Australia. And I can’t wait to be exploring this magical landscape with my family in Bronte the bus. We’ve been building now for thirteen months and I’m feeling both physically and mentally exhausted. But we’re on track to be living in the bus early in the new year. There are still a few big jobs in the bus to tick off before we can hit the road and travel outback highways like this. We’ve got to fit the fresh water tanks (540L) and grey water tanks (150L), set up the composting toilet and install an entire solar power system. We’ve also got to sort through and minimalise our possessions and sell our house. But I can definitely see a faint light (of sorts) at the end of the tunnel. And I’ve got my eyes fixed firmly on the prize. ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure #outback #seeaustralia #australia #highway #desert

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It’s been a while since we checked in here but rest assured, we’ve been busy working on Bronte the bus. The job list over the past week has been pretty

It's been a while since we checked in here but rest assured, we've been busy working on Bronte the bus. The job list over the past week has been pretty tedious. After a year parked under a mango tree, the bus roof needed a major clean with a high pressure water cleaner. The fibreglass roof seems to be in reasonable condition although I did find a few cracks here and there that will require some attention. In the coming months, we are hoping to add a large bank of solar panels to this lovely clean roof (we're currently looking for a major sponsor for solar panels and batteries, let us know if you have any suggestions). The apprentice and I have been busy under the bus, measuring up spaces for fresh water and grey water tanks. Also this week, I have toiled away to install fly screens on the top hopper windows. The nearside windows are now complete and look fantastic. I've used aluminium flyscreen and bonded it around the aluminium window frames with an industrial adhesive sealant. My first attempt was a disaster. After a whole day bonding flyscreens to windows, I realised with horror that I had inadvertently glued stuck all of the hopper windows in the open position. So the next day was spent painstakingly removing the bonded screens and starting again. On a side note, I've finally moved away from using toxic polyurethane adhesives and am now using modified silyl polymer adhesives (which are isocyanate free and much more friendly to use). I only wish that I'd done more research into this at the beginning of the project. Anyway, the flyscreens are well and truly glued to the bus and should easily withstand the rigours of highway driving!

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

It’s been a while since we checked in here but rest assured, we’ve been busy working on Bronte the bus. The job list over the past week has been pretty tedious. After a year parked under a mango tree, the bus roof needed a major clean with a high pressure water cleaner. The fibreglass roof seems to be in reasonable condition although I did find a few cracks here and there that will require some attention. In the coming months, we are hoping to add a large bank of solar panels to this lovely clean roof (we’re currently looking for a major sponsor for solar panels and batteries, let us know if you have any suggestions). The apprentice and I have been busy under the bus, measuring up spaces for fresh water and grey water tanks. Also this week, I have toiled away to install fly screens on the top hopper windows. The nearside windows are now complete and look fantastic. I’ve used aluminium flyscreen and bonded it around the aluminium window frames with an industrial adhesive sealant. My first attempt was a disaster. After a whole day bonding flyscreens to windows, I realised with horror that I had inadvertently glued stuck all of the hopper windows in the open position. So the next day was spent painstakingly removing the bonded screens and starting again. On a side note, I’ve finally moved away from using toxic polyurethane adhesives and am now using modified silyl polymer adhesives (which are isocyanate free and much more friendly to use). I only wish that I’d done more research into this at the beginning of the project. Anyway, the flyscreens are well and truly glued to the bus and should easily withstand the rigours of highway driving!

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

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Cast away. And pretending, just for a couple of hours, to be like Tom Hanks on my very own island (albeit with a slightly lighter and ‘whiter’ beard)! This is

Cast away. And pretending, just for a couple of hours, to be like Tom Hanks on my very own island (albeit with a slightly lighter and 'whiter' beard)! This is Hays Inlet near the bridge to Redcliffe. I launched my @kayaks2fish kayak from Brighton Park and spent a couple of hours exploring this fascinating area. I even managed a little swim before the sand flies found me and chased me home again. 
#collab #brisbane #kayak #kayaking #haysinlet #bramblebay #redcliffe #brighton #adventure #thegreatoutdoors #visitbrisbane #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #castaway #beardsofinstagram #beard

Cast away. And pretending, just for a couple of hours, to be like Tom Hanks on my very own island (albeit with a slightly lighter and ‘whiter’ beard)! This is Hays Inlet near the bridge to Redcliffe. I launched my @kayaks2fish kayak from Brighton Park and spent a couple of hours exploring this fascinating area. I even managed a little swim before the sand flies found me and chased me home again.
#collab #brisbane #kayak #kayaking #haysinlet #bramblebay #redcliffe #brighton #adventure #thegreatoutdoors #visitbrisbane #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #castaway #beardsofinstagram #beard

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The birthday girl working late into the evening (last night) to get our house on wheels ready for #buslife. We are very grateful for everything that this amazing woman does

The birthday girl working late into the evening (last night) to get our house on wheels ready for #buslife. We are very grateful for everything that this amazing woman does for our family. Sam somehow manages to each day juggle a busy and successful career, long hours commuting to and from work, and more than her fair share of parenting and house work (whilst we also juggle the bus building thing each day and night). We 'gifted' Sam some solo time this morning to enjoy a yoga session and a walk along the foreshore at Sandgate. Here's to finding a better balance between work, rest and relaxation in our new life in early 2019! Happy birthday @littleearthstories! Love from all of your boys. xxxx 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

The birthday girl working late into the evening (last night) to get our house on wheels ready for #buslife. We are very grateful for everything that this amazing woman does for our family. Sam somehow manages to each day juggle a busy and successful career, long hours commuting to and from work, and more than her fair share of parenting and house work (whilst we also juggle the bus building thing each day and night). We ‘gifted’ Sam some solo time this morning to enjoy a yoga session and a walk along the foreshore at Sandgate. Here’s to finding a better balance between work, rest and relaxation in our new life in early 2019! Happy birthday @littleearthstories! Love from all of your boys. xxxx
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

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A late afternoon family drive in Bronte the bus today! We ventured over the bridge to Redcliffe for sunset and pretended for just a minute that we were already living

A late afternoon family drive in Bronte the bus today! We ventured over the bridge to Redcliffe for sunset and pretended for just a minute that we were already living and travelling full-time in our bus. The boys enjoyed playing on the rocks, Sam did some yoga in the bus and I took one too many photos of our house on wheels! After a spooky Halloween dinner and some delicious cupcakes, we all enjoyed some quiet reading time in the bus before heading home (to our 'normal' house) tonight. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

A late afternoon family drive in Bronte the bus today! We ventured over the bridge to Redcliffe for sunset and pretended for just a minute that we were already living and travelling full-time in our bus. The boys enjoyed playing on the rocks, Sam did some yoga in the bus and I took one too many photos of our house on wheels! After a spooky Halloween dinner and some delicious cupcakes, we all enjoyed some quiet reading time in the bus before heading home (to our ‘normal’ house) tonight.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #schoolbusconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife #buslifeadventure

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Evening vibes in Bronte the bus. The 24v wiring and lighting is nearly complete now. We’ve got exterior lights (some of them with sensors), funky blue step lights and lots

Evening vibes in Bronte the bus. The 24v wiring and lighting is nearly complete now. We've got exterior lights (some of them with sensors), funky blue step lights and lots of warm light in the living and kitchen areas. It's been a slow process getting the wiring done, with lots of good learning along the way!

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

Evening vibes in Bronte the bus. The 24v wiring and lighting is nearly complete now. We’ve got exterior lights (some of them with sensors), funky blue step lights and lots of warm light in the living and kitchen areas. It’s been a slow process getting the wiring done, with lots of good learning along the way!

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

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Getting my painting groove on in the bus today. A final coat of clear varnish for the timber work in the main bedroom. We can’t wait to fill the bookshelves

Getting my painting groove on in the bus today. A final coat of clear varnish for the timber work in the main bedroom. We can't wait to fill the bookshelves with books and plants and other things!

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

Getting my painting groove on in the bus today. A final coat of clear varnish for the timber work in the main bedroom. We can’t wait to fill the bookshelves with books and plants and other things!

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

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Paddle time! We can’t wait to be spending more time outdoors when we hit the road in Bronte the bus. Indeed, this is what the boys’ ‘classroom’ will look like.

Paddle time! We can't wait to be spending more time outdoors when we hit the road in Bronte the bus. Indeed, this is what the boys' 'classroom' will look like. Lots of outdoors play, exploration and opportunities for natural learning! We've been out for a few paddles in our local Brisbane waterways ... the boys love exploring the mangroves and estuaries and finding little secluded beaches. At a squeeze, we can fit the whole family in, so nobody misses out! This is us in some of our favourite local paddle spots in our @kayaks2fish. Happy weekend everyone! 
#collab #kayak #buslife #vanlife #homeschooling #unschooling #outdoorfamilies #exploreaustralia #offgrid #rvlife #kayaking #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #travelwithkids #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #thegreatoutdoors
#environment #brisbane

Paddle time! We can’t wait to be spending more time outdoors when we hit the road in Bronte the bus. Indeed, this is what the boys’ ‘classroom’ will look like. Lots of outdoors play, exploration and opportunities for natural learning! We’ve been out for a few paddles in our local Brisbane waterways … the boys love exploring the mangroves and estuaries and finding little secluded beaches. At a squeeze, we can fit the whole family in, so nobody misses out! This is us in some of our favourite local paddle spots in our @kayaks2fish. Happy weekend everyone!
#collab #kayak #buslife #vanlife #homeschooling #unschooling #outdoorfamilies #exploreaustralia #offgrid #rvlife #kayaking #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #travelwithkids #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #thegreatoutdoors
#environment #brisbane

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Yesterday I promised the boys that we’d go everywhere in Bronte the bus for the day (like school drop off and pick up, swimming lessons and even grocery shopping). It

Yesterday I promised the boys that we'd go everywhere in Bronte the bus for the day (like school drop off and pick up, swimming lessons and even grocery shopping). It was good driving practice for me, a much needed outing for Bronte and a taste of what lies ahead for all of us when we move into Bronte on a full-time basis. It was a great day out for the boys and I! When we are driving, we convert the table into a couch (so that we can lock it and prevent it from moving in the event of a sudden stop). The drive yesterday was a good test for all of our newly built furniture. There were no nasty surprises when cornering or braking and everything stayed in position nicely (even the mini slide-out desk in the bedroom remained tucked away as anticipated). Thanks everyone for the love and kind comments on our previous post! We were blown away by the response. And a big shout out to all of our new followers here on @Instagram! It's wonderful to have you along for the ride, as we get closer to the date when we will be leaping into the wild! 🙂

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

Yesterday I promised the boys that we’d go everywhere in Bronte the bus for the day (like school drop off and pick up, swimming lessons and even grocery shopping). It was good driving practice for me, a much needed outing for Bronte and a taste of what lies ahead for all of us when we move into Bronte on a full-time basis. It was a great day out for the boys and I! When we are driving, we convert the table into a couch (so that we can lock it and prevent it from moving in the event of a sudden stop). The drive yesterday was a good test for all of our newly built furniture. There were no nasty surprises when cornering or braking and everything stayed in position nicely (even the mini slide-out desk in the bedroom remained tucked away as anticipated). Thanks everyone for the love and kind comments on our previous post! We were blown away by the response. And a big shout out to all of our new followers here on @Instagram! It’s wonderful to have you along for the ride, as we get closer to the date when we will be leaping into the wild! 🙂

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

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Rainy day procrastination in Bronte the bus. The interior is nearly finished now. As for that beard, it’s still a work in progress! Happy Monday everyone! ~ Keiran. #busconversion #buslife

Rainy day procrastination in Bronte the bus. The interior is nearly finished now. As for that beard, it's still a work in progress! Happy Monday everyone! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

Rainy day procrastination in Bronte the bus. The interior is nearly finished now. As for that beard, it’s still a work in progress! Happy Monday everyone! ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

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Sometimes our bus conversion project feels a lot like spinning plates in a circus, with so many different tasks currently underway. The gas storage box is taking shape under the

Sometimes our bus conversion project feels a lot like spinning plates in a circus, with so many different tasks currently underway. The gas storage box is taking shape under the bus. I've been busy studying the regulations and standards for gas installations in caravans, to make sure that we're on track before the gas fitter connects everything up. We're also revisiting some waterproofing work on the exterior. My initial experiment to seal around the windows looks terrible and is proving unlikely to last. I used a water based flexible membrane with sealing tape but it was never really meant for use on a vehicle. I'm peeling it off and replacing it with aluminium cover strips between each window panel and an industrial adhesive sealant. We've replaced the nearside exterior mirror with a larger mirror, and fitted a side camera to assist with overcoming a problematic blindspot on left side of the bus. Inside we've painted the floor at the front of the bus with a non-slip paint and also fitted some sexy new step lights in the stairwell. There's more happening at the moment but I'll save that for another post. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

Sometimes our bus conversion project feels a lot like spinning plates in a circus, with so many different tasks currently underway. The gas storage box is taking shape under the bus. I’ve been busy studying the regulations and standards for gas installations in caravans, to make sure that we’re on track before the gas fitter connects everything up. We’re also revisiting some waterproofing work on the exterior. My initial experiment to seal around the windows looks terrible and is proving unlikely to last. I used a water based flexible membrane with sealing tape but it was never really meant for use on a vehicle. I’m peeling it off and replacing it with aluminium cover strips between each window panel and an industrial adhesive sealant. We’ve replaced the nearside exterior mirror with a larger mirror, and fitted a side camera to assist with overcoming a problematic blindspot on left side of the bus. Inside we’ve painted the floor at the front of the bus with a non-slip paint and also fitted some sexy new step lights in the stairwell. There’s more happening at the moment but I’ll save that for another post.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

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Now and then. Celebrating twelve months since we bought Bronte the bus and began the enormous task of transforming her into our house on wheels. This time last year I

Now and then. Celebrating twelve months since we bought Bronte the bus and began the enormous task of transforming her into our house on wheels. This time last year I was nearly home from an 1800km drive across three states in our new bus. It's been a big year and a huge effort, but we are nearly finished and can hardly wait to hit the road in Bronte the bus! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

Now and then. Celebrating twelve months since we bought Bronte the bus and began the enormous task of transforming her into our house on wheels. This time last year I was nearly home from an 1800km drive across three states in our new bus. It’s been a big year and a huge effort, but we are nearly finished and can hardly wait to hit the road in Bronte the bus! ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

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On this day twelve months ago, I flew to Melbourne to buy our bus. It took me all day and many modes of public transport to reach the small country

On this day twelve months ago, I flew to Melbourne to buy our bus. It took me all day and many modes of public transport to reach the small country town of Alexandra where Bronte the bus was waiting for me at the local bus depot. I spent that first night in a caravan park at Seymour, trying to sleep on the back seat of our new bus. It wasn't as comfortable as I thought it might be! Over the next few days, I covered 1800km to get the bus home to Brisbane. It was an epic journey but I was filled with excitement for the dream that we had started. Twelve months later and our house on wheels is nearing completion. It's been a really difficult year and we have worked tirelessly to keep the project moving along whilst juggling long hours at work (Sam) and the stay-at-home parent role (me). There have been many times throughout the year when we have questioned our own sanity for attempting such a project. We long ago exhausted our budget for the project and have lately resorted to credit cards to help us get the bus finished. We're not finished yet and still have some major projects to finance and tackle (including the solar power system) but we're heading in the right direction. We have so far completed all of the work in the bus ourselves and are immensely proud of our achievements! The boys and I celebrated the 12 month anniversary of Bronte the bus by assembling two new kitchen bar stools and having afternoon tea in the bus. Thank you to everyone for following our story over the past twelve months! Your enthusiastic support and encouragement here on @Instagram have helped to keep us motivated. ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

On this day twelve months ago, I flew to Melbourne to buy our bus. It took me all day and many modes of public transport to reach the small country town of Alexandra where Bronte the bus was waiting for me at the local bus depot. I spent that first night in a caravan park at Seymour, trying to sleep on the back seat of our new bus. It wasn’t as comfortable as I thought it might be! Over the next few days, I covered 1800km to get the bus home to Brisbane. It was an epic journey but I was filled with excitement for the dream that we had started. Twelve months later and our house on wheels is nearing completion. It’s been a really difficult year and we have worked tirelessly to keep the project moving along whilst juggling long hours at work (Sam) and the stay-at-home parent role (me). There have been many times throughout the year when we have questioned our own sanity for attempting such a project. We long ago exhausted our budget for the project and have lately resorted to credit cards to help us get the bus finished. We’re not finished yet and still have some major projects to finance and tackle (including the solar power system) but we’re heading in the right direction. We have so far completed all of the work in the bus ourselves and are immensely proud of our achievements! The boys and I celebrated the 12 month anniversary of Bronte the bus by assembling two new kitchen bar stools and having afternoon tea in the bus. Thank you to everyone for following our story over the past twelve months! Your enthusiastic support and encouragement here on @Instagram have helped to keep us motivated. ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

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