Today marks our Three Year Anniversary!
In August 2011, we gave away all of our possession and bought a 1984 MCI-9 Motorcoach (bus). Over the course of two months we would begin the conversion process with the help of many friends, neighbors and family. We departed Green Bay, WI in our bus on Oct 13, 2011, with the exterior walls, couch, dinette and master bed in tact. The rest of the bus was a container. We set off for our first stop in Sister, OR where another handful of friends and family helped us build out the kitchen cabinets, framing bedrooms and installing the electrical system. We left Oregon and as we traveled we built out what we could, when we had the resources and time. Over the course of the next three years we installed the plumbing system and finished off the bathroom complete with a shower and hot water. We have traveled over 60,000 miles, through 36 states. We are peace pilgrims, folk revivalists, and merrymakers. And, this is our home today.
PS. Video was filmed on an I-Phone 4 and we realize the quality isn’t ideal but hopefully you get a good glimpse for now. Also, here is the first design floor plan drawn by our friend, Marc Brummel. We adapted it as we built, moving the shower, sink and toilet but the basic design is the same.
4 thoughts on “Bus Conversion; Sneak Peak”
Thank you for the tour. Your bus is beautiful. We have a cozy boat home which has similar solutions. One day maybe we will do a video tour too. Hope to catch a show when you are back in Wisconsin. Jill and James Iverson
Great to hear from you Jill!! It would be fun to see your boat tour, maybe we could come and rally by y’all. It’ll be a bus/boat folk jamming, story telling rally. 🙂 Keep sailing!
It has always been my dream to convert a bus into a home and just take off. Now that our kids are getting older, it might become a reality. What a wonderful way to live.
Do it! You won’t regret it and your children might not be into it at first, thinking they are missing out on this an that, but they will thank you later.