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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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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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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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