As with any major life-change, moving into a skoolie brought with it all sorts of unexpected challenges. We did our best over the two years between purchasing the bus and hitting the road to imagine and plan for all the challenges that buslife might throw …
Our first two months of life in the bus are in the books!
We left Boulder, Colorado on October 16, 2020 Friends and family sent us off with tiny bottles of champagne, lots of hugs and just a few tears. It’s a weird thing to finally complete something you’ve been working on for the better part of two years. In some ways it feels abrupt, unceremonious and a little anticlimactic. In other ways, seeing Boulder in the rearview mirror felt exciting, adventurous, and delightful. It also felt big, a little melancholic, and nostalgic even though it was our reality only moments before. Continue reading Our First Two Months on the Road
Perhaps the biggest downside to picking a skoolie as your new home is that unlike many of the other options, the school bus requires a lot of demolition before you can start building in there. With a cargo van like a Sprinter or Promaster, you …
We have officially started the journey. It has shifted into reality from the realm of dreams. I am happy to introduce you all to sweet Bea, the treehouse.
We bought her from a fellow in Denver who owns a shop called Colorado Custom Coachworks and has lived in a full-size school bus with his wife and little one for years now. We got what we hope is a good deal on her, though she’s giving us a bit of trouble already.
We took her to a mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection. The guy had good reviews and was very friendly when we spoke to him. We were feeling good. It took a week for him to get around to looking at her, but we waited because we were sure this was the guy to do it. Continue reading So, We Bought a Bus