Skylight Covers for our Bus Conversion – S04E08

It is Spring.  The flowers are beginning to bloom and we are preparing our bus for the extreme heat and humidity of Summer by installing air conditioning and creating skylight covers to help keep the heat out.  BUT this week the temperature dropped below freezing again and it snowed!  Nevertheless, we must keep moving on… Continue reading Skylight Covers for our Bus Conversion – S04E08

Skylights and Ceiling Hatch Trim for our Bus Conversion – S04E07

With summer coming it is important for us to finish our skylight trim so we can make coverings to help keep the heat out.  We absolutely love our skylights and the light they let in.  In winter it was a great way to heat the bus up on a sunny day, but this summer we… Continue reading Skylights and Ceiling Hatch Trim for our Bus Conversion – S04E07

Mini Split Indoor Unit for our Bus Conversion – S04E06

While we are working on multiple aspects of the project simultaneously, our priority is preparing the bus for summer.  Spring won’t last long and before we know it the days will be hot and humid which means we need aircon ASAP!We chose to go with a Pioneer WT012ILFI19HLD Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump.… Continue reading Mini Split Indoor Unit for our Bus Conversion – S04E06

Music Desk for our Bus Conversion – S04E05

One of the pros of doing your own conversion is you can really customize everything to your needs, desires and even your size/height. Don is a composer and needs to be able to work from the road. We began building out his tiny music studio by building his desk which leads into a shelf.We used… Continue reading Music Desk for our Bus Conversion – S04E05

Glue Down Vinyl Plank Flooring for our Bus Conversion – S04E04

We had installed our vinyl planks using the floating installation method. After about 1 month some of the planks were unclicking. Sigh. To be honest I’m not surprised, we were perhaps hopeful but naive in thinking our method would work.  In our defense, we were also just following the instructions that came with the packaging.This… Continue reading Glue Down Vinyl Plank Flooring for our Bus Conversion – S04E04

Wall Planks for our Bus Conversion – S04E03

We bought the same Knotty Pine Tongue and Groove Wainscotting planks that we used on our ceiling to finish our walls. For our first layer for both the ceiling and our walls we used luan, a ¼ inch thick plywood underlayment. What we love about our ceiling is how the planks cover up any gaps… Continue reading Wall Planks for our Bus Conversion – S04E03