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Another big week in our bus conversion project. Stage One is nearing completion, which is rather timely as we have this week exhausted the last of our project funds on

Another big week in our bus conversion project. Stage One is nearing completion, which is rather timely as we have this week exhausted the last of our project funds on a new front door (gulp). Stage One is to have the bus to a 'livable in caravan parks' standard, so that we can sell the house, move into the bus and start planning for Stage Two (the full off-grid and self contained set up). I've been avoiding the front door for six months now. Our existing bus door did not meet the specifications for motorhome registration (door must open outwards). The door was difficult for the children to manually open/close and it has also never locked. My original plan was to build our own door (or buy a security screen and adapt it) but in the end we went took the plunge and bought a proper RV door. It wasn't cheap but it seems very solid and secure, it's a good height for tall people and it has a secondary flyscreen door on the inside. The existing door opening on the bus was a strange shape and size (with lots of merging angles) but we managed to build a solid door frame (with H3 structural pine, sealed and painted black) in the space to properly accommodate the new RV door. We completed the sheeting around the door frame with some leftover black aluminium composite panel pieces. We're stoked with the outcome! The door looks a million bucks and Bronte the bus now feels like a limousine for rock stars!

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

Another big week in our bus conversion project. Stage One is nearing completion, which is rather timely as we have this week exhausted the last of our project funds on a new front door (gulp). Stage One is to have the bus to a ‘livable in caravan parks’ standard, so that we can sell the house, move into the bus and start planning for Stage Two (the full off-grid and self contained set up). I’ve been avoiding the front door for six months now. Our existing bus door did not meet the specifications for motorhome registration (door must open outwards). The door was difficult for the children to manually open/close and it has also never locked. My original plan was to build our own door (or buy a security screen and adapt it) but in the end we went took the plunge and bought a proper RV door. It wasn’t cheap but it seems very solid and secure, it’s a good height for tall people and it has a secondary flyscreen door on the inside. The existing door opening on the bus was a strange shape and size (with lots of merging angles) but we managed to build a solid door frame (with H3 structural pine, sealed and painted black) in the space to properly accommodate the new RV door. We completed the sheeting around the door frame with some leftover black aluminium composite panel pieces. We’re stoked with the outcome! The door looks a million bucks and Bronte the bus now feels like a limousine for rock stars!

#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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Wrap up for the week. We’ve been working flat out this week (Sam earning the dollars and me spending it on the bus). The boys and I managed a nice

Wrap up for the week. We've been working flat out this week (Sam earning the dollars and me spending it on the bus). The boys and I managed a nice little outing to Tinchi Tamba Wetlands on Monday for sunset and we saw loads of kangaroos! Other than that, I've been working day and night in the bus. The 'sanding and varnishing show' continues daily on the walls, benches and furniture. And I've started work on the 'power room' under the bus, where all things electrical will live. A big hole was cut in the side of the bus and I managed to install a nice big access hatch for the 'power room' (a section of the nearside luggage bins with no existing door). We've got big plans for the long weekend ahead (plumbing, wiring, kitchen cupboards and a new front door). And then... some crazy plans are brewing for a much needed break in the coming fortnight. Stay tuned for more soon!

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

Wrap up for the week. We’ve been working flat out this week (Sam earning the dollars and me spending it on the bus). The boys and I managed a nice little outing to Tinchi Tamba Wetlands on Monday for sunset and we saw loads of kangaroos! Other than that, I’ve been working day and night in the bus. The ‘sanding and varnishing show’ continues daily on the walls, benches and furniture. And I’ve started work on the ‘power room’ under the bus, where all things electrical will live. A big hole was cut in the side of the bus and I managed to install a nice big access hatch for the ‘power room’ (a section of the nearside luggage bins with no existing door). We’ve got big plans for the long weekend ahead (plumbing, wiring, kitchen cupboards and a new front door). And then… some crazy plans are brewing for a much needed break in the coming fortnight. Stay tuned for more soon!

#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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Weekend progress in our #tinyhouse on wheels. We finally built the ‘window bar’ and also finished the dinette table. The window bar extends the bench space beyond the kitchen, providing

Weekend progress in our #tinyhouse on wheels. We finally built the 'window bar' and also finished the dinette table. The window bar extends the bench space beyond the kitchen, providing an additional and highly functional area for work, play, meals and Sam's morning coffees! We'll use a couple of bar stools in this space. The dinette converts easily into a day bed, visitor bed or flat play space for the kids. The table has a folding leg and attaches to an aluminum rail on the wall. I was doubtful about whether the table idea would work or not, but I shouldn't have worried. It's surprisingly stable, looks great and has enough room for our whole family to eat meals together. Another big weekend working in the bus! And a few steps closer to finishing the project! ~ Keiran

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

Weekend progress in our #tinyhouse on wheels. We finally built the ‘window bar’ and also finished the dinette table. The window bar extends the bench space beyond the kitchen, providing an additional and highly functional area for work, play, meals and Sam’s morning coffees! We’ll use a couple of bar stools in this space. The dinette converts easily into a day bed, visitor bed or flat play space for the kids. The table has a folding leg and attaches to an aluminum rail on the wall. I was doubtful about whether the table idea would work or not, but I shouldn’t have worried. It’s surprisingly stable, looks great and has enough room for our whole family to eat meals together. Another big weekend working in the bus! And a few steps closer to finishing the project! ~ Keiran

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

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Second kitchen bench is in! 🛠️ In the second and third photos, we’re playing with an extension of the kitchen bench which will be a breakfast bar / desk /

Second kitchen bench is in! 🛠️ In the second and third photos, we're playing with an extension of the kitchen bench which will be a breakfast bar / desk / extra bench space (you can never have enough bench space, right?) K is holding the extended bench up in these pics... we're thinking we'll drop the height slightly though as it's visually quite imposing (we added height to our benches because we be tall). Also some good progress with the boys' bunks, and more wall framing for the bathroom. In other news, our energy efficient fridge and stove are in and it's really starting to look a bit like home! 
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#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

Second kitchen bench is in! 🛠️ In the second and third photos, we’re playing with an extension of the kitchen bench which will be a breakfast bar / desk / extra bench space (you can never have enough bench space, right?) K is holding the extended bench up in these pics… we’re thinking we’ll drop the height slightly though as it’s visually quite imposing (we added height to our benches because we be tall). Also some good progress with the boys’ bunks, and more wall framing for the bathroom. In other news, our energy efficient fridge and stove are in and it’s really starting to look a bit like home!
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#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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Another big weekend working in Bronte the bus. This is the ‘dinette’ which will convert into a couch or single bed as needed. When completed it will include drawers, cupboards

Another big weekend working in Bronte the bus. This is the 'dinette' which will convert into a couch or single bed as needed. When completed it will include drawers, cupboards and plenty of storage space.

It's been a while since we produced a video update of our project on YouTube. The actual building work is consuming all of my energy at the moment. Hopefully soon I will find the time to produce another episode. In the meantime, check out our Facebook or YouTube for a video flashback from 2014. Long before Bronte the bus entered our lives, we lived for five wonderful years at a remote lighthouse on Moreton Island. We've posted an old ABC News video today about our former lighthouse life. Check it out over on Facebook or YouTube. ~ Keiran.

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

Another big weekend working in Bronte the bus. This is the ‘dinette’ which will convert into a couch or single bed as needed. When completed it will include drawers, cupboards and plenty of storage space.

It’s been a while since we produced a video update of our project on YouTube. The actual building work is consuming all of my energy at the moment. Hopefully soon I will find the time to produce another episode. In the meantime, check out our Facebook or YouTube for a video flashback from 2014. Long before Bronte the bus entered our lives, we lived for five wonderful years at a remote lighthouse on Moreton Island. We’ve posted an old ABC News video today about our former lighthouse life. Check it out over on Facebook or YouTube. ~ 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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Some exciting progress in Bronte the bus today! The dinette is beginning to take shape. And we managed to get the fridge and gas stove up into the bus (with

Some exciting progress in Bronte the bus today! The dinette is beginning to take shape. And we managed to get the fridge and gas stove up into the bus (with a little help from our neighbours- thanks fellas!). Here's @littleearthstories inspecting the progress after arriving home from another long day at work (earning the dollars to keep our project moving along). Oh and there's also a picture of the Project Manager testing out one of the new dinette seats. The bus is really starting to feel like our future home now! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

Some exciting progress in Bronte the bus today! The dinette is beginning to take shape. And we managed to get the fridge and gas stove up into the bus (with a little help from our neighbours- thanks fellas!). Here’s @littleearthstories inspecting the progress after arriving home from another long day at work (earning the dollars to keep our project moving along). Oh and there’s also a picture of the Project Manager testing out one of the new dinette seats. The bus is really starting to feel like our future home now! ~ 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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This is how we do it… #allhandsondeck We’ve had a solid few days of getting things done including a couple of major purchases. Inverter fridge Gas stove

This is how we do it... #allhandsondeck  We've had a solid few days of getting things done including a couple of major purchases. Inverter fridge  Gas stove  Blockout blinds  We had a change of mind about our couch at the 11th hour (actually more like the 12th or 13th hour as we'd started building it 🤪). We realised our galley style dining bench was not going to be quite long enough to comfortably fit the four of us, so have scrapped the couch in favour of a dinette (🤨 I'm not sure whether I love or hate that word) which will convert to a spare bed slash really long flat workspace for the boys. Sacrificing some storage but otherwise it's win city! The help is pretty cute too! ~ sam

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

This is how we do it… #allhandsondeck We’ve had a solid few days of getting things done including a couple of major purchases. Inverter fridge Gas stove Blockout blinds We had a change of mind about our couch at the 11th hour (actually more like the 12th or 13th hour as we’d started building it 🤪). We realised our galley style dining bench was not going to be quite long enough to comfortably fit the four of us, so have scrapped the couch in favour of a dinette (🤨 I’m not sure whether I love or hate that word) which will convert to a spare bed slash really long flat workspace for the boys. Sacrificing some storage but otherwise it’s win city! The help is pretty cute too! ~ sam

#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 timber work in the main bedroom is nearly done! I’ve still got to finish the window sills, pelmets and the wall sections either side of the shelving. We are

The timber work in the main bedroom is nearly done! I've still got to finish the window sills, pelmets and the wall sections either side of the shelving. We are then planning to install blockout blinds in all windows except the top hoppers. We've insulated the floor under the bed (with polystyrene and an additional layer of plywood) to minimise the heat rising up from the engine and to dampen the engine noise. There's quite a bit of storage space under the bed. We're planning to use baskets under the bed for clothes storage. We've got a split system air conditioner to install on the wall above the shelving. And some LED reading lights to wire in. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

The timber work in the main bedroom is nearly done! I’ve still got to finish the window sills, pelmets and the wall sections either side of the shelving. We are then planning to install blockout blinds in all windows except the top hoppers. We’ve insulated the floor under the bed (with polystyrene and an additional layer of plywood) to minimise the heat rising up from the engine and to dampen the engine noise. There’s quite a bit of storage space under the bed. We’re planning to use baskets under the bed for clothes storage. We’ve got a split system air conditioner to install on the wall above the shelving. And some LED reading lights to wire in.
#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 first of our kitchen benchtops is now in position. The kitchen area is a long way from finished, but it’s off to a promising start. We love the ample

The first of our kitchen benchtops is now in position. The kitchen area is a long way from finished, but it's off to a promising start. We love the ample natural light and window views from our new kitchen already! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

The first of our kitchen benchtops is now in position. The kitchen area is a long way from finished, but it’s off to a promising start. We love the ample natural light and window views from our new kitchen already! ~ 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 fond farewell to our beloved Alice the Bus today. After 16 years, it was sad to see her go but we’re slightly relieved to be downsizing our fleet and

A fond farewell to our beloved Alice the Bus today. After 16 years, it was sad to see her go but we're slightly relieved to be downsizing our fleet and can now focus on getting our new project in Bronte the Bus completed. Alice got to ride in style today (probably faster than she's ever travelled before) and will enjoy her retirement as a permanent dwelling for a lucky new owner in the country. Bon voyage Alice! Thanks for the wonderful memories! ~ Keiran. 
#AliceTheBus #busconversion #skoolie #skoolieconversion #aecswift #oldbus #vintagebus

A fond farewell to our beloved Alice the Bus today. After 16 years, it was sad to see her go but we’re slightly relieved to be downsizing our fleet and can now focus on getting our new project in Bronte the Bus completed. Alice got to ride in style today (probably faster than she’s ever travelled before) and will enjoy her retirement as a permanent dwelling for a lucky new owner in the country. Bon voyage Alice! Thanks for the wonderful memories! ~ Keiran.
#AliceTheBus #busconversion #skoolie #skoolieconversion #aecswift #oldbus #vintagebus

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Bronte and Alice. A ‘new and old bus’ fleet shot from today! It’s been a while since our last post but we’ve been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus

Bronte and Alice. A 'new and old bus' fleet shot from today! It's been a while since our last post but we've been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus last weekend and I have spent this entire week under that bus (in sweltering summer weather) carrying out repairs and getting the old bus moving again. It's been over four years since Alice was started and run, so there were multiple complications to overcome before she would budge. But we got there late today! Alice is now parked up on the street and awaiting a ride on a low loader this week to the country,  where she will start a new life as a permanent onsite house for her new owners. It was great to drive the old girl one last time (even if only from the side yard to the road). And the whole street came out to watch the excitement and cheer old Alice on! You can see more pics of Alice the Bus at @our.bus.

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

Bronte and Alice. A ‘new and old bus’ fleet shot from today! It’s been a while since our last post but we’ve been super busy! We sold Alice the Bus last weekend and I have spent this entire week under that bus (in sweltering summer weather) carrying out repairs and getting the old bus moving again. It’s been over four years since Alice was started and run, so there were multiple complications to overcome before she would budge. But we got there late today! Alice is now parked up on the street and awaiting a ride on a low loader this week to the country, where she will start a new life as a permanent onsite house for her new owners. It was great to drive the old girl one last time (even if only from the side yard to the road). And the whole street came out to watch the excitement and cheer old Alice on! You can see more pics of Alice the Bus at @our.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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Worked the night shift in Bronte the bus tonight. We’ve now applied two coats of a liming white ‘stain and varnish’ to the plywood walls. Just a clear coat of

Worked the night shift in Bronte the bus tonight. We've now applied two coats of a liming white 'stain and varnish' to the plywood walls. Just a clear coat of varnish to go and then we can move the furniture back into position for fixing permanently. Whilst there are a million things still to do in the bus, it feels exciting to see our future home starting to take shape. ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

Worked the night shift in Bronte the bus tonight. We’ve now applied two coats of a liming white ‘stain and varnish’ to the plywood walls. Just a clear coat of varnish to go and then we can move the furniture back into position for fixing permanently. Whilst there are a million things still to do in the bus, it feels exciting to see our future home starting to take shape. ~ 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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We started building our kitchen benches and cupboards today! It’s been a busy weekend with lots of odd jobs completed on the bus. We’ve done some more waterproofing after discovering

We started building our kitchen benches and cupboards today! It's been a busy weekend with lots of odd jobs completed on the bus. We've done some more waterproofing after discovering two unresolved leaks in the bus after yesterday's rain. We've started sealing the plywood walls with a clear coat, although we're now contemplating a subtle coat or two of stain and varnish (liming white). And tonight I applied the first of two coats of white ceiling paint throughout the bus. It's progress on many different fronts at the moment!

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

We started building our kitchen benches and cupboards today! It’s been a busy weekend with lots of odd jobs completed on the bus. We’ve done some more waterproofing after discovering two unresolved leaks in the bus after yesterday’s rain. We’ve started sealing the plywood walls with a clear coat, although we’re now contemplating a subtle coat or two of stain and varnish (liming white). And tonight I applied the first of two coats of white ceiling paint throughout the bus. It’s progress on many different fronts at the moment!

#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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Bunk beds be built in Bronte the bus! Well okay, they’re not quite finished yet. We still need to secure them to the walls, floor and ceiling. And the bunks

Bunk beds be built in Bronte the bus!
Well okay, they're not quite finished yet. We still need to secure them to the walls, floor and ceiling. And the bunks will have plywood walls at each end, with some sort of plywood section with foot holes along part of the side (for ladder and cubby house). But the bones are built and we're pretty happy with that! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

Bunk beds be built in Bronte the bus!
Well okay, they’re not quite finished yet. We still need to secure them to the walls, floor and ceiling. And the bunks will have plywood walls at each end, with some sort of plywood section with foot holes along part of the side (for ladder and cubby house). But the bones are built and we’re pretty happy with that! ~ 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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Another long and hot (but super productive) day and night working in Bronte the bus! We started building the boys’ bunk beds today. Some excellent progress over the past week!

Another long and hot (but super productive) day and night working in Bronte the bus! We started building the boys' bunk beds today. Some excellent progress over the past week! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

Another long and hot (but super productive) day and night working in Bronte the bus! We started building the boys’ bunk beds today. Some excellent progress over the past week! ~ 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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We’re stoked with how the interior walls are coming along. Our original plan was to paint the interior walls (except the pine timbers around each window) but we’re really liking

We're stoked with how the interior walls are coming along. Our original plan was to paint the interior walls (except the pine timbers around each window) but we're really liking the raw plywood look. It's been slow going, as we're finalising electrical plans as we go (so that we can run the wiring inside the walls). We're planning to finish off the nearside wall today and get started on the bunk beds. Very exciting! Have a great weekend everyone!

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

We’re stoked with how the interior walls are coming along. Our original plan was to paint the interior walls (except the pine timbers around each window) but we’re really liking the raw plywood look. It’s been slow going, as we’re finalising electrical plans as we go (so that we can run the wiring inside the walls). We’re planning to finish off the nearside wall today and get started on the bunk beds. Very exciting! Have a great weekend everyone!

#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 ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good

We ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good slow charge. It was a great opportunity to clean up the battery storage tray, treat some rust and repaint the whole thing (the photos here were taken before the clean up and repaint). The batteries have now been reinstalled and Bronte the bus is ready for action again! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

We ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good slow charge. It was a great opportunity to clean up the battery storage tray, treat some rust and repaint the whole thing (the photos here were taken before the clean up and repaint). The batteries have now been reinstalled and Bronte the bus is ready for action again! ~ 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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Some excellent progress in Bronte the bus over the weekend. It feels like we’re on track! The main bedroom is taking shape, the plywood walls are going up and the

Some excellent progress in Bronte the bus over the weekend. It feels like we're on track! The main bedroom is taking shape, the plywood walls are going up and the interior walls for the bathroom have now been built (that's @littleearthstories standing in the shower area). The boys are super excited about getting their bunk beds built soon and today gave their Nana a guided tour of the bus! Stay tuned for more updates. ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

Some excellent progress in Bronte the bus over the weekend. It feels like we’re on track! The main bedroom is taking shape, the plywood walls are going up and the interior walls for the bathroom have now been built (that’s @littleearthstories standing in the shower area). The boys are super excited about getting their bunk beds built soon and today gave their Nana a guided tour of the bus! Stay tuned for more updates. ~ 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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Today’s progress report. The master bedroom is beginning to take shape now. I have started fixing the 3mm plywood wall sheets into place. The 24v wiring for lights and USB

Today's progress report. The master bedroom is beginning to take shape now. I have started fixing the 3mm plywood wall sheets into place. The 24v wiring for lights and USB charging sockets is also being rolled out (behind the wall sheets). And the shelves on the rear wall are coming along nicely. We have decided to install a 2.5kW split system air conditioner in the bus and this will be mounted on the rear wall (above the shelves). A productive day 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

Today’s progress report. The master bedroom is beginning to take shape now. I have started fixing the 3mm plywood wall sheets into place. The 24v wiring for lights and USB charging sockets is also being rolled out (behind the wall sheets). And the shelves on the rear wall are coming along nicely. We have decided to install a 2.5kW split system air conditioner in the bus and this will be mounted on the rear wall (above the shelves). A productive day 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

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There’s something very satisfying about watching timelapse video of the project taking shape! The last of the insulation was installed over the weekend. We’ve got 50mm polystyrene in the walls,

There's something very satisfying about watching timelapse video of the project taking shape! The last of the insulation was installed over the weekend. We've got 50mm polystyrene in the walls, an air gap, then a three-in-one foil insulation stapled into place. Pine battens and 3mm plywood are going on next to complete the walls. We've also finished installing exterior vents for the fridge and 'rangehood' (a 24v computer fan mounted in the wall), and added the power inlet and access holes for exterior sensor and annex lights. A productive weekend (despite the super hot #Brisbane weather)! ~ Keiran. 
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

There’s something very satisfying about watching timelapse video of the project taking shape! The last of the insulation was installed over the weekend. We’ve got 50mm polystyrene in the walls, an air gap, then a three-in-one foil insulation stapled into place. Pine battens and 3mm plywood are going on next to complete the walls. We’ve also finished installing exterior vents for the fridge and ‘rangehood’ (a 24v computer fan mounted in the wall), and added the power inlet and access holes for exterior sensor and annex lights. A productive weekend (despite the super hot #Brisbane weather)! ~ 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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