Category Archives: Bus Life

And just like that, the season of slog that seemed it would never end is done, and we are underway.

And just like that, the season of slog that seemed it would never end is done, and we are underway. With our full rig: bus, trailer, car, kayak, bikes. Embodiment of almost four years’ invention, sweat, tears, sleeplessness, never-give-up resourcefulness. A lot more of it all than we bargained. So, this is what it takes to breathe life into a dream. The only challenge that remains is to make it all it could be. We’ve got a lot of rest and time in nature to catch up on. Let’s start there…

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Sunlight, tea and forest views.

Sunlight, tea and forest views. Good morning from Bronte the bus! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Friday nights in Bronte bus. It’s cold, wet and windy outside, but warm and cosy in here!

Friday nights in Bronte bus. It’s cold, wet and windy outside, but warm and cosy in here!

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Here is a picture of two extremelyexhaustedmiddleaged people feeling acceptably photogenic – because *haircuts and sunsets.

Here is a picture of two extremelyexhaustedmiddleaged people feeling acceptably photogenic – because *haircuts and sunsets. Who have just listed their house for sale!! And sold one of their cars! On the same day!! We’ve been on the downlow with our goings on, mostly because there has been so much going on. Shout out to this guy ūüßĒ @keiranlusk for all the horrible stinky grunt work over many months to get our house renovated and on the market, after spending 18 months building a bus. Shout out to me ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ for starting my second new big job for the year and wrangling house jobs every weekend for the past two years. Go team @talesfromthewild! Our levels of hyper-delirium are well-founded and our departure date is not far off! *haircut for her, manbun for him

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Gaming (the old fashioned way) is a big part of #buslife for the boys!

Gaming (the old fashioned way) is a big part of #buslife for the boys!

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A weekend of birthday celebrations for our eldest boy who turned eight.

A weekend of birthday celebrations for our eldest boy who turned eight. He invited the neighbourhood kids around for a disco and campfire. Afterwards we enjoyed some quiet family time by the fire. We may be camped in the side yard of our suburban house but we can all imagine exactly what bus life will look like for us in the coming months. We imagine lots of campfires. Sam and I have declared the next twelve months to be the ‘year of the campfire’ and the boys can hardly wait! We’re putting the house on the market within the next couple of weeks and are hoping to be on the road by the end of September. Not long now!

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Our happy little home! We’ve been living in our bus for a month now and it feels great.

Our happy little home! We’ve been living in our bus for nearly a month now and it feels great. In fact we don’t miss our ‘normal house’ at all. The interior of our new tiny home is starting to come alive with pot plants and greenery. Although it should be noted that we don’t normally have fresh produce spread all over the kitchen bench! I was halfway through unpacking our loot from the local farmers markets earlier this week when some photographic inspiration hit me!
In other news, I’ve been busy adding some finishing touches to the bus including shelving and hanging hooks in the kitchen and a spice rack in the pantry. I’ve also installed a car audio system in the living area (we love our music) and am making some adjustments to lighting in the kitchen. We’ve still got a few interior jobs to tick off (like upholstering the seats in the dining area) and then we’re just about ready to tackle the huge task of installing solar panels and a decent 24v battery bank. Stay tuned! ~ Keiran.


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We escaped to Brunswick Heads in Bronte the bus last weekend.

We escaped to Brunswick Heads¬†in Bronte the bus last weekend. What a beautiful little coastal town! It was nice to slow down for a few days and to spend time together as a family. There were early morning beach walks, lots of swimming and even a spot of fishing on the Brunswick River. The bus travelled well and we are really pleased with how the bus feels as our full-time house on wheels. We’re back in the side yard in Brisbane now but counting down the weeks (possibly months) until we can set off on our adventures in the bus full-time!

#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

Snack time in the bus. One likes green apple and cashews. The other, red apple and roasted almonds.

Snack time in the bus. One likes green apple and cashews. The other, red apple and roasted almonds. I am endlessly amused and fascinated by how siblings can be so very alike and so very different at the same time!

It’s two weeks now since we moved into the bus (in our side yard) and we are all really pleased with how it feels to be living in the bus. The move has coincided with two whole weeks of school holidays, so the boys have certainly given the new space a thorough and rigorous testing! But it works and we are all loving our new home! Somehow we have managed to squeeze our entire house into 28 square metres and yet it feels uncluttered. There are ample spaces to escape to our own worlds when needed but at the same time, it’s cosy and compact. The reduced living space has literally brought us closer together as a family but it has seemingly helped to nurture a new and exciting family dynamic filled with creative vibes and a wonderful energy. I look forward to encouraging that creativity and energy as we travel slowly and explore country in the coming months and years.

Our time frame for hitting the road is still somewhat unclear. We are currently rearranging our finances to complete the final (big) steps of the project (solar panels, deep cycle batteries, inverter/charger and other assorted bits and pieces). And we are also underway in the massive task to sort and minimalise our possessions, and to prepare our house for selling. But the move into our bus has re-energised me and I am keen to tick off the final items on our big long list as soon as possible! ~ Keiran.

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It’s been a week already since we officially moved into our bus.

It’s been a week already since we officially moved into our bus. And so far, we are really pleased with how the whole space works. We are currently parked up in the backyard of our suburban house, whilst we sort out the house and all of our things. We will be selling the house, so there’s much to do. We are also planning to install solar panels and a decent battery bank in the bus before we hit the road. So we’ll probably be living in the bus in our backyard for a few more months yet! But we’re definitely moving forward slowly and finalising our preparations for life on the road.

#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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A well overdue update from the crew of Bronte the bus.

A well overdue update from the crew of Bronte the bus. We mostly put the project on hold over the summer holidays, to spend time together as a family. The original plan was to be on the road by now and home schooling the boys. But with much work still to do and a very limited budget, we have enrolled the boys in school for now and will transition to home schooling when ready for our #buslife adventures to begin (hopefully in the coming months, not years!). In the meantime, we need to finish the bus (plumbing, electrical, solar, batteries and tow bar installation), downsize our household possessions and sort out some long-term storage, sell our house, sell our cars and buy a small 4wd and a vehicle trailer to tow behind the bus. Time to get busy! ~ Keiran.


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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!


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#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!

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Getting our Christmas on in Bronte the bus.

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