Rubio Monocoat Stain for Tiny Home Countertops//BUS CONVERSION – S04E39

After making our countertops in our friend Richard’s woodworking shop, we brought our countertops back to the bus to do the finishing touches.  We didn’t make our final length cuts until we were in the bus. This way we could dry fit it and cut it exactly to size.  We also cut out holes behind the… Continue reading Rubio Monocoat Stain for Tiny Home Countertops//BUS CONVERSION – S04E39

Amateur Woodworkers Build Live Edge Butcher Block Countertops from Tree for Tiny Home/ Bus Conversion – S04E38

In our last episode we showed you how we cut our wood down into planks to help with the warping.  This week we could finally glue the planks together in a butcher block type style with wood glue, biscuits and A LOT of clamps.Having all the tools necessary at our friend Richard’s workshop was key! … Continue reading Amateur Woodworkers Build Live Edge Butcher Block Countertops from Tree for Tiny Home/ Bus Conversion – S04E38

Wood Countertops for our Bus Conversion / Tiny Home: Part 1 – S04E37

Back in Summer our cousin helped us mill an Ash tree in our backyard. The tree had been dead for quite a while, but unfortunately it still wasn’t dry enough.  We stacked the wood in our friend’s workshop and he set a dehumidifier next to it and waited about another month until it reached a… Continue reading Wood Countertops for our Bus Conversion / Tiny Home: Part 1 – S04E37

LAKE CABIN//Lake Lemon, Indiana – S04E36

We were so burnt out from the bus build, pandemic and surgery that we just had to step away from it all for a few days.Don found us a peaceful Airbnb rental on Lake Lemon in Indiana. The cabin was built by the owner and his brother (an architect).  They used a lot of reclaimed… Continue reading LAKE CABIN//Lake Lemon, Indiana – S04E36

The Never Ending To Do List of a Bus Conversion – S04E35

Before diving into the next big project, it was time to check off some smaller tasks that we had been putting off. Cleaning up our work areas in the bus and tent, getting everything organized and easy to find, plus clearing some space in the garage as once it starts snowing Don’s parents like to actually… Continue reading The Never Ending To Do List of a Bus Conversion – S04E35

Thankful to be Back Working on our Bus Conversion – S04E34

I (Mela) am doing well post surgery and made it through the recovery period.  I am so happy to have gotten the all clear from my doctor to go back to work on the bus. However I am not feeling ready to move in the bus and head south for the winter.  We created an… Continue reading Thankful to be Back Working on our Bus Conversion – S04E34