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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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Just a little bit excited to see the kitchen sink go in today! I almost look forward to washing the dishes with an ever-changing window view each day! ~ Keiran.

Just a little bit excited to see the kitchen sink go in today! I almost look forward to washing the dishes with an ever-changing window view each day! ~ Keiran.

#busconversion #bus #buslife #busliving #rvlife #rvliving #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #motorhome

Just a little bit excited to see the kitchen sink go in today! I almost look forward to washing the dishes with an ever-changing window view each day! ~ Keiran.

#busconversion #bus #buslife #busliving #rvlife #rvliving #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #motorhome

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An update on our #busconversion project in Bronte the bus. The main bedroom is nearly finished (except for the wiring, flooring, roller blinds and sealing of a few more plywood

An update on our #busconversion  project in Bronte the bus. The main bedroom is nearly finished (except for the wiring, flooring, roller blinds and sealing of a few more plywood walls). The storage drawers and cupboards in the dinette area are nearly done too. I am using every available minute to work on the project (day and night) and am super keen to have the bus up to a 'livable' stage within the next few weeks. It's been a long six months of working around the clock on our future home and I'm very much looking forward to completing the job and taking a break! A huge thank you to everyone for the awesome support and encouragement. We're nearly there now! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ ~ Keiran.

#buslife #skoolieconversion #rv #rvlife #bus #motorhome

An update on our #busconversion project in Bronte the bus. The main bedroom is nearly finished (except for the wiring, flooring, roller blinds and sealing of a few more plywood walls). The storage drawers and cupboards in the dinette area are nearly done too. I am using every available minute to work on the project (day and night) and am super keen to have the bus up to a ‘livable’ stage within the next few weeks. It’s been a long six months of working around the clock on our future home and I’m very much looking forward to completing the job and taking a break! A huge thank you to everyone for the awesome support and encouragement. We’re nearly there now! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ ~ Keiran.

#buslife #skoolieconversion #rv #rvlife #bus #motorhome

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Rainy Friday nights are for wiring LED lights and playing matchbox cars in Bronte the bus. A package of LED strip lights arrived today and I couldn’t wait to see

Rainy Friday nights are for wiring LED lights and playing matchbox cars in Bronte the bus. A package of LED strip lights arrived today and I couldn't wait to see how they might work as pelmet lights in the kitchen area of the bus. The results were even better than I could have imagined. Warm white light, subtle yet effective, with no bright lights shining into your eyes. Perfect. We might add a few LED spotlights down the track (when we find the right ones) but for now we're very happy with the pelmet lights.

#busconversion #buslife #tinyhouse #rv #rvlife #skoolieconversion

Rainy Friday nights are for wiring LED lights and playing matchbox cars in Bronte the bus. A package of LED strip lights arrived today and I couldn’t wait to see how they might work as pelmet lights in the kitchen area of the bus. The results were even better than I could have imagined. Warm white light, subtle yet effective, with no bright lights shining into your eyes. Perfect. We might add a few LED spotlights down the track (when we find the right ones) but for now we’re very happy with the pelmet lights.

#busconversion #buslife #tinyhouse #rv #rvlife #skoolieconversion

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A keen passenger waits patiently in the bus for our future life plans to begin! We’re doubling down on our efforts to get the project finished. It’s six months now

A keen passenger waits patiently in the bus for our future life plans to begin! We're doubling down on our efforts to get the project finished. It's six months now since Bronte the bus arrived on our street. I'm hoping to have the bus at a 'livable in caravan parks' stage within the next five weeks. Down the track (when finances allow) we'll be tackling the second stage of the project, adding the solar power system, composting toilet and water tanks.

Today's jobs included many hours of sanding and sealing the benchtops, plywood walls and furniture,  and the fabrication of six drawers (to be fitted under the dinette seats). The boys went to stay at Nana's place tonight (thanks Mum), so another big day of bus building is planned for tomorrow. Good night all! ~ Keiran 
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

A keen passenger waits patiently in the bus for our future life plans to begin! We’re doubling down on our efforts to get the project finished. It’s six months now since Bronte the bus arrived on our street. I’m hoping to have the bus at a ‘livable in caravan parks’ stage within the next five weeks. Down the track (when finances allow) we’ll be tackling the second stage of the project, adding the solar power system, composting toilet and water tanks.

Today’s jobs included many hours of sanding and sealing the benchtops, plywood walls and furniture, and the fabrication of six drawers (to be fitted under the dinette seats). The boys went to stay at Nana’s place tonight (thanks Mum), so another big day of bus building is planned for tomorrow. Good night all! ~ Keiran
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

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Some long days (and nights) working in Bronte the bus over the weekend.The new benchtops (rubber wood) were cut to size and installed in the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are

Some long days (and nights) working in Bronte the bus over the weekend.The new benchtops (rubber wood) were cut to size and installed in the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are taking shape and we got started on the plumbing for the kitchen sink. I've also been looking at ways to secure the fridge into position and will be tackling that job later this week. Sunday was a super sanding marathon (timber benchtops, dinette seat boxes and various kitchen cabinet and pantry walls). We applied a first coat of stain and varnish (liming white) to everything that we sanded and will follow up with a couple of clear coats later this week. The benchtops are looking awesome! ~ Keiran 
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

Some long days (and nights) working in Bronte the bus over the weekend.The new benchtops (rubber wood) were cut to size and installed in the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are taking shape and we got started on the plumbing for the kitchen sink. I’ve also been looking at ways to secure the fridge into position and will be tackling that job later this week. Sunday was a super sanding marathon (timber benchtops, dinette seat boxes and various kitchen cabinet and pantry walls). We applied a first coat of stain and varnish (liming white) to everything that we sanded and will follow up with a couple of clear coats later this week. The benchtops are looking awesome! ~ Keiran
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

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Whistles, check. Walkie talkies, check. Black ninja clothing, check. Captain’s hat, check. Well then, I think we’re ready. It’s off to @bunnings we go again! We spend far too much

Whistles, check. Walkie talkies, check. Black ninja clothing, check. Captain's hat, check. Well then, I think we're ready. It's off to @bunnings we go again! We spend far too much time (and money) in this place at the moment! It's like our second home. Today's mission was to buy cheap rubber wood benchtops for the kitchen in Bronte the bus. ~ Keiran 
#busbuild #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife #buslife

Whistles, check. Walkie talkies, check. Black ninja clothing, check. Captain’s hat, check. Well then, I think we’re ready. It’s off to @bunnings we go again! We spend far too much time (and money) in this place at the moment! It’s like our second home. Today’s mission was to buy cheap rubber wood benchtops for the kitchen in Bronte the bus. ~ Keiran
#busbuild #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife #buslife

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Rainy day progress in Bronte the bus with lots of pics to share: The bunk bed reading lights and USB charging sockets have now been wired in and approved wholeheartedly

Rainy day progress in Bronte the bus with lots of pics to share: The bunk bed reading lights and USB charging sockets have now been wired in and approved wholeheartedly by the Super  Ninja Building Inspectors; The dinette seats and hinged storage lids have been completed; And it rained a bit today (highlighting a few more subtle leaks for me to fix). ~ Keiran. 
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

Rainy day progress in Bronte the bus with lots of pics to share: The bunk bed reading lights and USB charging sockets have now been wired in and approved wholeheartedly by the Super Ninja Building Inspectors; The dinette seats and hinged storage lids have been completed; And it rained a bit today (highlighting a few more subtle leaks for me to fix). ~ Keiran.
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

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Tales from the wild. Watching the sunset from Tallallbella (North Point) on Gnoorganbin (Moreton Island) last winter. Looking forward to more of these family adventures. We had a rare day

Tales from the wild. Watching the sunset from Tallallbella (North Point) on Gnoorganbin (Moreton Island) last winter. Looking forward to more of these family adventures. We had a rare day off at home today with no working on the bus. It was nice to stop and catch our breaths. We ventured out late this afternoon to the Sandgate foreshore for a long walk and a sit down whilst the boys played on the tidal flats. It was a much needed recharge. It's nearly six months since we bought the bus. We've been going flat out ever since with the bus building (me), working to fund the project and keep us afloat (Sam) and of course juggling the busy responsibilities of parenting. It's been a huge and exhausting effort but thankfully motivation levels are still high. Our goal is firmly in sight.

#busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #buslife #bus #freedom #adventure #wild

Tales from the wild. Watching the sunset from Tallallbella (North Point) on Gnoorganbin (Moreton Island) last winter. Looking forward to more of these family adventures. We had a rare day off at home today with no working on the bus. It was nice to stop and catch our breaths. We ventured out late this afternoon to the Sandgate foreshore for a long walk and a sit down whilst the boys played on the tidal flats. It was a much needed recharge. It’s nearly six months since we bought the bus. We’ve been going flat out ever since with the bus building (me), working to fund the project and keep us afloat (Sam) and of course juggling the busy responsibilities of parenting. It’s been a huge and exhausting effort but thankfully motivation levels are still high. Our goal is firmly in sight.

#busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #buslife #bus #freedom #adventure #wild

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We’re spending the Easter break, like every spare minute, working on Bronte the bus. Today I finished off a few window sills, started building the kitchen pantry and added some

We're spending the Easter break, like every spare minute, working on Bronte the bus. Today I finished off a few window sills, started building the kitchen pantry and added some finishing touches to the bunk beds. ~ Keiran. 
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

We’re spending the Easter break, like every spare minute, working on Bronte the bus. Today I finished off a few window sills, started building the kitchen pantry and added some finishing touches to the bunk beds. ~ Keiran.
#buslife #bus #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

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Some junior officers from the Department of Interior Design and Quality Control inspected the bunk beds today after the new mattresses arrived. Thankfully the new bunks passed their rigorous tests

Some junior officers from the Department of Interior Design and Quality Control inspected the bunk beds today after the new mattresses arrived. Thankfully the new bunks passed their rigorous tests and were given enthusiastic nods of approval!

In other news, the building of internal dividing walls continues, with the toilet/shower and hallway walls taking shape. The kitchen layout is now clearly defined and we're happy with the amount of 'work space' in this area. I'm hoping to build the kitchen pantry later this week and then it's time to tackle the kitchen cupboards and storage space under the benches. ~ Keiran. 
#buslife #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

Some junior officers from the Department of Interior Design and Quality Control inspected the bunk beds today after the new mattresses arrived. Thankfully the new bunks passed their rigorous tests and were given enthusiastic nods of approval!

In other news, the building of internal dividing walls continues, with the toilet/shower and hallway walls taking shape. The kitchen layout is now clearly defined and we’re happy with the amount of ‘work space’ in this area. I’m hoping to build the kitchen pantry later this week and then it’s time to tackle the kitchen cupboards and storage space under the benches. ~ Keiran.
#buslife #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife #vanlife

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Second kitchen bench is in! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ 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! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ 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! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿคช). 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 (๐Ÿคจ 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 ๐Ÿคช). 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 (๐Ÿคจ 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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It’s back to work in Bronte the Bus! After spending the past week and a half getting old Alice the Bus ready for her new owners, it was nice to

It's back to work in Bronte the Bus! After spending the past week and a half getting old Alice the Bus ready for her new owners, it was nice to get back into Bronte this week to continue with our current project! I've been working on completing the main bedroom for the last two days. The bed and bookshelves are now taking shape. And the pine timbers around the windows are nearly complete. With Bronte now parked in our side yard, the bus is sitting on level ground at long last! We are aiming to complete the main bedroom over the coming weekend. We're pretty happy with the results so far. 
#buslife #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife

It’s back to work in Bronte the Bus! After spending the past week and a half getting old Alice the Bus ready for her new owners, it was nice to get back into Bronte this week to continue with our current project! I’ve been working on completing the main bedroom for the last two days. The bed and bookshelves are now taking shape. And the pine timbers around the windows are nearly complete. With Bronte now parked in our side yard, the bus is sitting on level ground at long last! We are aiming to complete the main bedroom over the coming weekend. We’re pretty happy with the results so far.
#buslife #busconversion #skoolieconversion #tinyhouse #rvlife

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