Custom Murphy Bed for our Bus Conversion: Part 2 – S04E11

Don designed the basic frame of our bed (as seen in Part 1) in a 3D program and created a parts cut list. That worked great for that section of the Murphy Bed as it has no need to attach or fit to the form of the bus itself. For the structure attached to the… Continue reading Custom Murphy Bed for our Bus Conversion: Part 2 – S04E11

Custom Murphy Bed for our Bus Conversion: Part 1 – S04E10

Don and I spent a long time talking about what we wanted for our murphy bed in our bus.  We always start with the ideal design and then figure out what is practical for tiny living and what compromises we are willing to make.We were able to check off almost all the boxes from our… Continue reading Custom Murphy Bed for our Bus Conversion: Part 1 – S04E10

Tiny Home Pilates Studio Build for our Bus Conversion – S04E09

Committing to convert a bus and to travel full-time confronted me (Mela) with a challenging obstacle – what would happen to my Pilates Studio in Los Angeles?  I chose to sell my studio in order to pursue this dream of travel and a different kind of lifestyle. It’s hard to give up something you have… Continue reading Tiny Home Pilates Studio Build for our Bus Conversion – S04E09

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