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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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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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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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