Happy I busted this guy out. Accompanied by the cubic mini stove as well!
I often get asked what I eat for my meals, especially since I don't have a stove. Two words: Rice Cooker. Boiled Eggs, Rice, Pasta, Veggies and Quinoa burgers - Martha Stewart would be proud :)
What a Beast! This is bus 1045 owned by a very creative woman. Pretty cool to see it skinned up.
I own 37 Things in my Wardrobe. Am I taking this too seriously?!
That's right. Hammocks. Enjoy this eye candy.
Drove the Bus to Washington. Went to the Gorge Amphitheatre for an electronic music festival with 4 close friends. Proud and amazed to take a trip like that in something that I have built. If you haven't been to the Gorge add it to the bucket list. It's one of the most positive experience I've ever had.
Well, the worst has happened. My engine is knocking. Did I attract that in my life? I dismantled the engine and discovered that piston #5 had a bad oil ring and chewed up the sleeve and the piston. That is one blessing about the DT466, you can do an inframe rebuild without buying a new motor. Just pop the sleeve. Almost thankful it happened, because now I know the inner guts of my bus :)
This was my first roof raise. I was inspired by Transcendences (fellow bus nut) online videos of roof raises. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to raise the roof on Bus #1045 (5.9 Cummins, MD3060)
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6 300W panels on the roof. Connected to 8 200 Amp Hour 6V Deep Cycle Batteries.
My wood burning stove is the popular cubic mini stove. The cubic mini stove model is the "grizzly" and is able to heat a 40' boat, around 250 sq. ft. Punching a hole in the roof proved difficult - I bought a 4" hole saw to puncture the roof and with little success. I would suggest buying a metal blade for a jig saw. I have 4' of flue and a 3" marine cap. Really love the cap!
Had a wonderful opportunity to host a bachelor party downtown for a great friend. Union Station could not have been more fun or welcoming. Glad to see her on the streets :)
Placed a galvanized pipe on my back wall. My idea for hanging closets and hangers. I like the open feel and the ability to quickly take them off if on the move.
Quite a transformation adding color to the ground.
It's strange how projects ignite old and new friendships. Converting a bus has brought the oddest friends to the table who can show off their different strengths and incredible skills. You'd be surprised how talented your friends are if you give them a chance. Thanks for being there Wan and Sheldon.
Keeping it simple: 1 Faucet, 1 (50) Gallon Water Tank, 1 Shurflo water pump (12V, 3.5gpm @45psi) and 1 (3) Gallon Water Heater (12V). All patched in the rear bathroom covered by benches. What a rewarding experience to have running water in a school bus! Filling the tank happens in the back garage featured in photo #2
Took off to Indiana to pick up a 2005 International Pusher. What a beauty this bus is! Had a great time on the road and had a little fun on the way. Stopped by a Casino and got some strange looks. But that's how it goes in a school bus! #buslife.
The Kitchen will be quite simple. 2 cabinets, stainless steel counter space, and a fridge. The stainless isn't as pretty as the custom wood blocks you see everywhere in the media, but it will be incredibly useful to have something easy to clean, cut on, and virtually indestructible.
I plan on doing everything on this counter top with a deep sink - laundry, bathing, eating, grooming, ect. I'm a germaphobe so the mere thought of mixing these things make me cringe, but that's the deal with tiny living: luxury is sacrificed at the cost of efficiency.
I always recommend some sort of wall behind you. If you ever were involved in a sudden stop, flying projectiles in your bus are coming right for you. It will also double as my headstand where my futon will go. Living room = bedroom.