Author: Andy

An Engine Rebuilt

An Engine Rebuilt

Coming into Boulder, we had planned a whirlwind month. We would see Ayana’s whole family (parents, brother, cousins, grandparents), two of Andy’s brothers and their families, Andy’s mom, all of our friends, and then we would take off to Moab for a giant family reunion 

Check Out Our New Merch!

Check Out Our New Merch!

We have a lot of new things going on around here. One of the really exciting ones is all of the new merch in our shop! Check it out and pick up a shirt or a mug or whatever strikes your fancy. All branded with 

Buslife Months 3-7, A Southwestern Winter

Buslife Months 3-7, A Southwestern Winter

Alright everyone, we’re going to do our best to quickly get everything up to speed. We let this go way too long, and now there is just too much time to cover to get us back to the present, so this is going to be a long post, which may read a bit like a bulleted list. The internet tells you that blog posts ought to be around five hundred words, but we are just chucking that advice out the window in order to make up some ground. Buckle up kids, we’re looking at a solid twenty-six hundred word ride here (just think of it as a little more than five normal blog posts). Continue reading Buslife Months 3-7, A Southwestern Winter

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 

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 are pretty much ready to build from the start. For us, it took months of work removing old panels, seats, insulation, flooring, heaters, superfluous wiring, you get the picture. All of it was difficult, but the panels in particular stand out as a traumatic memory because they are held on with a seemingly uncountable number of rivets. So, how do you get rid of all those rivets? Continue reading The ULTIMATE GUIDE to Removing All Those Goddamn Rivets from Your Skoolie

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