It’s full steam ahead in Bronte the bus lately. Sam has been on holidays for the past week, so we’ve been doubling down on our efforts to get the bus

It's full steam ahead in Bronte the bus lately. Sam has been on holidays for the past week, so we've been doubling down on our efforts to get the bus done. Whilst I've been busy with more 24v wiring, making cupboard doors and bathroom cabinets, and measuring up underneath the bus for fresh and grey water tanks, Sam has been working on staining and varnishing our plywood furniture, cupboards, drawers and window sills. We've also decided to paint over a few of the plywood walls with some white paint, to break things up a little, with pleasing results. I've also painted a coat of non-slip paint on the floor in the 'front zone' (driver's area, aisle area and under the two sets of coach seats at the front). It's looking a million bucks! We're aiming to have the interior finished and the gas connected within the next few weeks. And then, we are planning to move into the bus and live in our backyard! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

It’s full steam ahead in Bronte the bus lately. Sam has been on holidays for the past week, so we’ve been doubling down on our efforts to get the bus done. Whilst I’ve been busy with more 24v wiring, making cupboard doors and bathroom cabinets, and measuring up underneath the bus for fresh and grey water tanks, Sam has been working on staining and varnishing our plywood furniture, cupboards, drawers and window sills. We’ve also decided to paint over a few of the plywood walls with some white paint, to break things up a little, with pleasing results. I’ve also painted a coat of non-slip paint on the floor in the ‘front zone’ (driver’s area, aisle area and under the two sets of coach seats at the front). It’s looking a million bucks! We’re aiming to have the interior finished and the gas connected within the next few weeks. And then, we are planning to move into the bus and live in our backyard! ~ 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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My apprentice and I have been putting the finishing touches on the main bedroom in our bus this week. We’ve built drawers and doors for the cupboard and a bedside

My apprentice and I have been putting the finishing touches on the main bedroom in our bus this week. We've built drawers and doors for the cupboard and a bedside table with drawers (and a slide-out desk for Sam). The bedside lights have been wired in and I've painted over one (just one) of the plywood walls with some white paint. The main bedroom is nearly finished now. And we are one step closer to having the whole interior of the bus done and dusted. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #mybuslife

My apprentice and I have been putting the finishing touches on the main bedroom in our bus this week. We’ve built drawers and doors for the cupboard and a bedside table with drawers (and a slide-out desk for Sam). The bedside lights have been wired in and I’ve painted over one (just one) of the plywood walls with some white paint. The main bedroom is nearly finished now. And we are one step closer to having the whole interior of the bus done and dusted.
#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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Flashback to an epic solo roadtrip in my first house on wheels – Alice the bus. It was in January 2009 and a very hot Australian summer. After many years

Flashback to an epic solo roadtrip in my first house on wheels - Alice the bus. It was in January 2009 and a very hot Australian summer. After many years living at Uluru in the Northern Territory, I packed up and drove Alice back to Queensland via some of my favourite outback roads in South Australia and New South Wales. Alice kept overheating so there were frequent stops, a couple of breakdowns and more flat tyres than I care to remember! But what an incredible adventure. We sold Alice the bus earlier this year to make room in the yard for Bronte the bus. I can't wait to travel these roads again but this time in Bronte and with my family. Not long now!

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

Flashback to an epic solo roadtrip in my first house on wheels – Alice the bus. It was in January 2009 and a very hot Australian summer. After many years living at Uluru in the Northern Territory, I packed up and drove Alice back to Queensland via some of my favourite outback roads in South Australia and New South Wales. Alice kept overheating so there were frequent stops, a couple of breakdowns and more flat tyres than I care to remember! But what an incredible adventure. We sold Alice the bus earlier this year to make room in the yard for Bronte the bus. I can’t wait to travel these roads again but this time in Bronte and with my family. Not long now!

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

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We are currently powering towards completion of our bus conversion project. This week we’ve been working on two separate areas – the shower walls and the underfloor gas bottle storage

We are currently powering towards completion of our bus conversion project. This week we've been working on two separate areas - the shower walls and the underfloor gas bottle storage compartment. They're both jobs that had me intimidated, so naturally I've left them until nearly last. 
We plan to carry two 9kg gas bottles and will be connecting them to our gas stove and also our hot water service. With no existing underfloor luggage bins on the offside of the bus, I am creating a storage compartment from scratch for the gas bottles. I have fabricated and welded some steel 'L' brackets to bolt to the chassis rails and will be installing a shelf for gas bottle holders on these brackets. I've also cut another hole in the side of the bus and installed a pre made access hatch (which was surprisingly easy to do and looks quite professional! ). We will be finding a qualified gas fitter to run the copper piping, connect up the appliances and issue the required certification. 
In the shower area, we've used 3mm aluminium composite panel (gloss white) to line the walls. Although cut to size when ordered, I needed to trim each piece to accommodate the curved roof of the bus and the not-quite-square nature of my self built walls. I have bonded the shower wall pieces with polyurethane adhesive to the internal plywood walls (which I waterproofed and painted previously). Each piece also rests on and is bonded to the top lip of the poly/fibreglass shower base. Finished with a small bead of silicone, the shower walls have come up a treat! 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

We are currently powering towards completion of our bus conversion project. This week we’ve been working on two separate areas – the shower walls and the underfloor gas bottle storage compartment. They’re both jobs that had me intimidated, so naturally I’ve left them until nearly last.
We plan to carry two 9kg gas bottles and will be connecting them to our gas stove and also our hot water service. With no existing underfloor luggage bins on the offside of the bus, I am creating a storage compartment from scratch for the gas bottles. I have fabricated and welded some steel ‘L’ brackets to bolt to the chassis rails and will be installing a shelf for gas bottle holders on these brackets. I’ve also cut another hole in the side of the bus and installed a pre made access hatch (which was surprisingly easy to do and looks quite professional! ). We will be finding a qualified gas fitter to run the copper piping, connect up the appliances and issue the required certification.
In the shower area, we’ve used 3mm aluminium composite panel (gloss white) to line the walls. Although cut to size when ordered, I needed to trim each piece to accommodate the curved roof of the bus and the not-quite-square nature of my self built walls. I have bonded the shower wall pieces with polyurethane adhesive to the internal plywood walls (which I waterproofed and painted previously). Each piece also rests on and is bonded to the top lip of the poly/fibreglass shower base. Finished with a small bead of silicone, the shower walls have come up a treat!
#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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A productive start to the weekend in Bronte the bus. I finally built the small bench and cupboard to the right of the stove. The kitchen is just about finished

A productive start to the weekend in Bronte the bus. I finally built the small bench and cupboard to the right of the stove. The kitchen is just about finished now! And I continue to tick off various wiring tasks like pantry cupboard lights and reading lights for the coach seats down the front of the bus.

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

A productive start to the weekend in Bronte the bus. I finally built the small bench and cupboard to the right of the stove. The kitchen is just about finished now! And I continue to tick off various wiring tasks like pantry cupboard lights and reading lights for the coach seats down the front of the 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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I didn’t imagine that I’d ever be posting photos of a toilet on Instagram but here it is! The bathroom in our bus is finally coming together now. I’ve built

I didn't imagine that I'd ever be posting photos of a toilet on Instagram but here it is! The bathroom in our bus is finally coming together now. I've built a very simple composting toilet and have also started work on the shower area. The toilet is basically a large plywood box with a toilet seat, a 20 litre bucket for solids and a urine diverter (from @freerangedesigns in the UK) to channel liquids away. Separating the liquid (which will be plumbed to a holding tank underneath the bus) allows the composting process to work better and should also eliminate bad smells (according to my research). We'll be using a composting medium (possibly coconut coir, peat moss or sawdust) to cover solids and my job will be to regularly aerate the pile with some sort of hand tool (lucky me). I did investigate building an agitator in the bucket with a hand crank or small motor, but it all became too complicated for my poor old brain. I also have a 24v fan to install inside the plywood box and this will run constantly to remove any odours from the toilet. There will no doubt be some adjustments and design tweaks, so stay tuned for an update once we are living in the bus and actually using the toilet. The throne itself is rather impressive, with a dedicated timber step required to climb aboard and abundant window views to enjoy whilst seated! 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

I didn’t imagine that I’d ever be posting photos of a toilet on Instagram but here it is! The bathroom in our bus is finally coming together now. I’ve built a very simple composting toilet and have also started work on the shower area. The toilet is basically a large plywood box with a toilet seat, a 20 litre bucket for solids and a urine diverter (from @freerangedesigns in the UK) to channel liquids away. Separating the liquid (which will be plumbed to a holding tank underneath the bus) allows the composting process to work better and should also eliminate bad smells (according to my research). We’ll be using a composting medium (possibly coconut coir, peat moss or sawdust) to cover solids and my job will be to regularly aerate the pile with some sort of hand tool (lucky me). I did investigate building an agitator in the bucket with a hand crank or small motor, but it all became too complicated for my poor old brain. I also have a 24v fan to install inside the plywood box and this will run constantly to remove any odours from the toilet. There will no doubt be some adjustments and design tweaks, so stay tuned for an update once we are living in the bus and actually using the toilet. The throne itself is rather impressive, with a dedicated timber step required to climb aboard and abundant window views to enjoy whilst seated!
#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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A productive Saturday night in Bronte the bus! I finished wiring up the exterior 24v sensor lights and they seem to work really well. I also installed a new switch

A productive Saturday night in Bronte the bus! I finished wiring up the exterior 24v sensor lights and they seem to work really well. I also installed a new switch panel above the fridge for the sensor lights and a couple of exhaust fans (stove and fridge). Earlier today I also got some more work done in the bathroom. The bathroom walls have now been sheeted and work has commenced on building our composting toilet. At long last, my bus building mojo and motivation levels seem to have returned! We're determined to get the bus finished within the next few months.

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

A productive Saturday night in Bronte the bus! I finished wiring up the exterior 24v sensor lights and they seem to work really well. I also installed a new switch panel above the fridge for the sensor lights and a couple of exhaust fans (stove and fridge). Earlier today I also got some more work done in the bathroom. The bathroom walls have now been sheeted and work has commenced on building our composting toilet. At long last, my bus building mojo and motivation levels seem to have returned! We’re determined to get the bus finished within the next few months.

#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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We’ve been charged with looking after Buddy the Bear from kindergarten for a week. So ‘Max’ (not his real name) donned his wolf suit and gave Buddy and his sidekick

We've been charged with looking after Buddy the Bear from kindergarten for a week. So 'Max' (not his real name) donned his wolf suit and gave Buddy and his sidekick mini Ted the full tour of 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

We’ve been charged with looking after Buddy the Bear from kindergarten for a week. So ‘Max’ (not his real name) donned his wolf suit and gave Buddy and his sidekick mini Ted the full tour of 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

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A few snaps from our winter getaway to visit Sam’s parents in Binginwarri, South Gippsland. We put down our phones for a while, read books, walked in the forest, enjoyed

A few snaps from our winter getaway to visit Sam's parents in Binginwarri, South Gippsland. We put down our phones for a while, read books, walked in the forest, enjoyed homemade soups, celebrated my 44th birthday, caught up on lots of sleep and tried our best to stay warm! It was a wonderful break for everyone. We're back in Brisbane now and I'm doing my best to find the mental energy and motivation to get our bus finished in the next few months. ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #forest #travelwithkids #nature

A few snaps from our winter getaway to visit Sam’s parents in Binginwarri, South Gippsland. We put down our phones for a while, read books, walked in the forest, enjoyed homemade soups, celebrated my 44th birthday, caught up on lots of sleep and tried our best to stay warm! It was a wonderful break for everyone. We’re back in Brisbane now and I’m doing my best to find the mental energy and motivation to get our bus finished in the next few months. ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #forest #travelwithkids #nature

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Bonfire night at Grandma and Pop’s. We’re on a short break in country Victoria to spend some time with Sam’s parents. We’ve been recharging our batteries, catching up on sleep,

Bonfire night at Grandma and Pop's. We're on a short break in country Victoria to spend some time with Sam's parents. We've been recharging our batteries, catching up on sleep, exploring the bush that surrounds their property, playing games and reading lots of books with the kids. We've also spent time drawing up a battle plan for getting the bus project finished upon our return to Brisbane next week. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #nature #campfire

Bonfire night at Grandma and Pop’s. We’re on a short break in country Victoria to spend some time with Sam’s parents. We’ve been recharging our batteries, catching up on sleep, exploring the bush that surrounds their property, playing games and reading lots of books with the kids. We’ve also spent time drawing up a battle plan for getting the bus project finished upon our return to Brisbane next week.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #nature #campfire

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A team meeting tonight to review the newly installed pelmet lights in the dining area. The review panel were more than satisfied with the brightness and ambience of the new

A team meeting tonight to review the newly installed pelmet lights in the dining area. The review panel were more than satisfied with the brightness and ambience of the new lighting! Another job ticked off my list!

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

A team meeting tonight to review the newly installed pelmet lights in the dining area. The review panel were more than satisfied with the brightness and ambience of the new lighting! Another job ticked off my list!

#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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A beautiful morning for a paddle! I was up early and on the water before sunrise today. The Boondall Wetlands were alive with the sounds of birdsong, the water seemed

A beautiful morning for a paddle! I was up early and on the water before sunrise today. The Boondall Wetlands were alive with the sounds of birdsong, the water seemed like glass and the first rays of sunlight were so warm and soothing. A terrific way to start the day! 
#brisbane #kayak #kayaking #nature #visitbrisbane #environment #natgeotravel #awesomeearth #earthpix

A beautiful morning for a paddle! I was up early and on the water before sunrise today. The Boondall Wetlands were alive with the sounds of birdsong, the water seemed like glass and the first rays of sunlight were so warm and soothing. A terrific way to start the day!
#brisbane #kayak #kayaking #nature #visitbrisbane #environment #natgeotravel #awesomeearth #earthpix

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Some subtle progress in the kitchen and living areas of the bus. I’ve been (slowly) working on the 24v wiring throughout the bus, and have now added a couple more

Some subtle progress in the kitchen and living areas of the bus. I've been (slowly) working on the 24v wiring throughout the bus, and have now added a couple more pelmet lights. The 24v system runs from the battery room underneath the bus to four remote fuse boxes, before being distributed in each local area to lights and USB charging sockets. It's been fiddly work but I'm getting lots of practice and getting better at my technique! I've also been putting the finishing touches to the kitchen cupboards and pantry space. Next on my list is the bathroom area (currently an empty space) and getting the gas sorted for the stove and hot water service. Having exhausted our bus project funds (and energy levels), the timeline for completion has blown out, but I'm still thinking that we're on track to move into the bus within the next three months. Stay tuned! ~ Keiran

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

Some subtle progress in the kitchen and living areas of the bus. I’ve been (slowly) working on the 24v wiring throughout the bus, and have now added a couple more pelmet lights. The 24v system runs from the battery room underneath the bus to four remote fuse boxes, before being distributed in each local area to lights and USB charging sockets. It’s been fiddly work but I’m getting lots of practice and getting better at my technique! I’ve also been putting the finishing touches to the kitchen cupboards and pantry space. Next on my list is the bathroom area (currently an empty space) and getting the gas sorted for the stove and hot water service. Having exhausted our bus project funds (and energy levels), the timeline for completion has blown out, but I’m still thinking that we’re on track to move into the bus within the next three months. Stay tuned! ~ Keiran

#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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The weekend wrap. Lots of family time spent outdoors, enjoying some gorgeous winter weather (Queensland style). We enjoyed a family paddle through the Boondall Wetlands in our new @kayaks2fish kayak

The weekend wrap. Lots of family time spent outdoors, enjoying some gorgeous winter weather (Queensland style). We enjoyed a family paddle through the Boondall Wetlands in our new @kayaks2fish kayak (yep, we managed to all squeeze into the one kayak!). We spent a lazy afternoon down along the Sandgate foreshore, whilst the kids played on the beach and ran around on the tidal flats at sunset. We enjoyed a sunny Sunday morning by the water and photographing my favourite tree at Brighton. And, for balance, I spent Sunday afternoon and evening in Bronte the bus, getting some more of the 24v wiring done. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #travelwithkids #visitbrisbane #thisisqueensland

The weekend wrap. Lots of family time spent outdoors, enjoying some gorgeous winter weather (Queensland style). We enjoyed a family paddle through the Boondall Wetlands in our new @kayaks2fish kayak (yep, we managed to all squeeze into the one kayak!). We spent a lazy afternoon down along the Sandgate foreshore, whilst the kids played on the beach and ran around on the tidal flats at sunset. We enjoyed a sunny Sunday morning by the water and photographing my favourite tree at Brighton. And, for balance, I spent Sunday afternoon and evening in Bronte the bus, getting some more of the 24v wiring done.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau #travelwithkids #visitbrisbane #thisisqueensland

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School holiday fun at Cedar Creek near #Brisbane. The boys and I love this place! We had a picnic lunch and then spent the afternoon splashing about in the shallow

School holiday fun at Cedar Creek near #Brisbane. The boys and I love this place! We had a picnic lunch and then spent the afternoon splashing about in the shallow rock pools. 
#nature #travel #beautifuldestinations #natgeotravelpic  #lonelyplanet #earthpix #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #earthpix #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instalike #igers #instamood #bestoftheday #instagood #beautiful #natgeotravel #awesomeearth #exploreaustralia #discoveraustralia #australia #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #visitbrisbane #travelwithkids

School holiday fun at Cedar Creek near #Brisbane. The boys and I love this place! We had a picnic lunch and then spent the afternoon splashing about in the shallow rock pools.
#nature #travel #beautifuldestinations #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #earthpix #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #earthpix #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instalike #igers #instamood #bestoftheday #instagood #beautiful #natgeotravel #awesomeearth #exploreaustralia #discoveraustralia #australia #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #visitbrisbane #travelwithkids

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Tonight’s magnificent sunset show over Lake Samsonvale near #Brisbane. The boys and I were treated to a most beautiful scene! I took a day off today from working on the

Tonight's magnificent sunset show over Lake Samsonvale near #Brisbane. The boys and I were treated to a most beautiful scene! I took a day off today from working on the bus, instead enjoying a sunrise kayak in the Boondall Wetlands, a picnic lunch and splash about at Cedar Creek with the boys, and then this incredible sunset at the lake tonight! A big thank you to everyone for their supportive comments and encouragement on my last post. It's been hard yakka getting the bus built this year but I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel! ~ Keiran 
#nature #travel #beautifuldestinations #natgeotravelpic  #lonelyplanet #earthpix #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #earthpix #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instalike #sunset #instamood #bestoftheday #instagood #beautiful #natgeotravel #awesomeearth #exploreaustralia #discoveraustralia #australia #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #visitbrisbane #lakesamsonvale

Tonight’s magnificent sunset show over Lake Samsonvale near #Brisbane. The boys and I were treated to a most beautiful scene! I took a day off today from working on the bus, instead enjoying a sunrise kayak in the Boondall Wetlands, a picnic lunch and splash about at Cedar Creek with the boys, and then this incredible sunset at the lake tonight! A big thank you to everyone for their supportive comments and encouragement on my last post. It’s been hard yakka getting the bus built this year but I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel! ~ Keiran
#nature #travel #beautifuldestinations #natgeotravelpic #lonelyplanet #earthpix #ourplanetdaily #earthpics #earthpix #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instalike #sunset #instamood #bestoftheday #instagood #beautiful #natgeotravel #awesomeearth #exploreaustralia #discoveraustralia #australia #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #visitbrisbane #lakesamsonvale

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Dear diary. It’s been a while since we posted an update. After our two week holiday and ‘test run’ in the bus, we returned home and came crashing back to

Dear diary. It's been a while since we posted an update. After our two week holiday and 'test run' in the bus, we returned home and came crashing back to reality. I hadn't realised just how burnt out I was until we took a holiday and I actually stopped still (or at least slowed down for a little bit). I had been working on the bus every day and every night for many months, whilst juggling full-time parenting and domestic responsibilities. Despite things being unfinished in the bus, the holiday was wonderful. It gave us all an awesome taste of bus life. We loved it so much that it was hard to return to our normal life and routine in Brisbane. My mind was already on the road and dreaming of our next destination. Having also exhausted our bus funds, the project needed to slow down anyway! For a couple of weeks, I hardly went near the bus. But gradually my motivation and energy has returned. I've jumped back into the project over the past couple of weeks, completing the kitchen cabinets, pantry cupboards and drawers. And I'm now tackling the huge task of 24v wiring throughout the bus. I'm working at a much more manageable pace and leaving time for other interests (adventures with the kids, hanging out with @littleearthstories, reading books, and our new hobby of kayaking). It's all about balance! I have a long list of jobs to complete in the bus (I'll save that list for another post) but am feeling confident that we can have the bus ready (to a 'livable in caravan parks' standard) within a few months. Stay tuned! ~ Keiran

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

Dear diary. It’s been a while since we posted an update. After our two week holiday and ‘test run’ in the bus, we returned home and came crashing back to reality. I hadn’t realised just how burnt out I was until we took a holiday and I actually stopped still (or at least slowed down for a little bit). I had been working on the bus every day and every night for many months, whilst juggling full-time parenting and domestic responsibilities. Despite things being unfinished in the bus, the holiday was wonderful. It gave us all an awesome taste of bus life. We loved it so much that it was hard to return to our normal life and routine in Brisbane. My mind was already on the road and dreaming of our next destination. Having also exhausted our bus funds, the project needed to slow down anyway! For a couple of weeks, I hardly went near the bus. But gradually my motivation and energy has returned. I’ve jumped back into the project over the past couple of weeks, completing the kitchen cabinets, pantry cupboards and drawers. And I’m now tackling the huge task of 24v wiring throughout the bus. I’m working at a much more manageable pace and leaving time for other interests (adventures with the kids, hanging out with @littleearthstories, reading books, and our new hobby of kayaking). It’s all about balance! I have a long list of jobs to complete in the bus (I’ll save that list for another post) but am feeling confident that we can have the bus ready (to a ‘livable in caravan parks’ standard) within a few months. Stay tuned! ~ Keiran

#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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All set up in Bronte the bus at Pottsville North Holiday Park. We created a nice outdoor space beside the bus with our @oztrailaustralia camping gear. Eventually we’ll get a

All set up in Bronte the bus at Pottsville North Holiday Park. We created a nice outdoor space beside the bus with our @oztrailaustralia camping gear. Eventually we'll get a proper motorhome awning and some window awnings, but the gazebo is proving great for longer stays like this one. As you can see in the aerial shots, there was also plenty of room at Pottsville North @tweedcoastholidayparks for the kids to play! 
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All set up in Bronte the bus at Pottsville North Holiday Park. We created a nice outdoor space beside the bus with our @oztrailaustralia camping gear. Eventually we’ll get a proper motorhome awning and some window awnings, but the gazebo is proving great for longer stays like this one. As you can see in the aerial shots, there was also plenty of room at Pottsville North @tweedcoastholidayparks for the kids to play!
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The boys and I fell in love with Cabarita Beach on our recent Tweed Coast adventure. Situated just a ten minute drive north of our motorhome site at Pottsville North

The boys and I fell in love with Cabarita Beach on our recent Tweed Coast adventure. Situated just a ten minute drive north of our motorhome site at Pottsville North @tweedcoastholidayparks, we made a number of visits to the beach and headland at Cabarita. Can you see Nana and the boys on the beach in the first picture? 
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The boys and I fell in love with Cabarita Beach on our recent Tweed Coast adventure. Situated just a ten minute drive north of our motorhome site at Pottsville North @tweedcoastholidayparks, we made a number of visits to the beach and headland at Cabarita. Can you see Nana and the boys on the beach in the first picture?
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Kicking back in the winter sun with Bronte the bus, the boys and Nana at Boyds Bay Holiday Park. This quiet and relaxed park is only a short drive from

Kicking back in the winter sun with Bronte the bus, the boys and Nana at Boyds Bay Holiday Park. This quiet and relaxed park is only a short drive from so many of our Tweed Coast favourites including Fingal Head lighthouse, Duranbah and Point Danger. We had a wonderful time exploring this part of the coast with @tweedcoastholidayparks.

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Kicking back in the winter sun with Bronte the bus, the boys and Nana at Boyds Bay Holiday Park. This quiet and relaxed park is only a short drive from so many of our Tweed Coast favourites including Fingal Head lighthouse, Duranbah and Point Danger. We had a wonderful time exploring this part of the coast with @tweedcoastholidayparks.

#destinationtweed #thetweed #tweedcoastholidayparks #tchpmemories #tchpboydsbay #boydsbayholidaypark #tweedheads #ocean #twilight #sea #seeaustralia #travelwithkids #family #buslife #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #busconversion #skoolie #vanlife

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