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7 Months In, Our 3 Favorite Buslife Appliances

7 Months In, Our 3 Favorite Buslife Appliances

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 

Which #vanlife vehicle is right for you?

Which #vanlife vehicle is right for you?

Which vanlife vehicle is right for me? That is a question we all ask ourselves at the beginning of this process. At this point, you may have an idea of what you want, or you may be just beginning to explore the endless possibilities. I 

Our First Two Months on the Road

Our First Two Months on the Road

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

The ULTIMATE GUIDE to Removing All Those Goddamn Rivets from Your Skoolie

The ULTIMATE GUIDE to Removing All Those Goddamn Rivets from Your Skoolie

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 

The Work Continues

The Work Continues

Okay, so it has been two months since the last post. Where we left you Bea was in need of a new wastegate actuator, which was unfortunately discontinued. We had ordered one on ebay and were crossing our fingers that it was the right part.

So, We Bought a Bus

So, We Bought a Bus

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