We are taking a little break from the bus build to bring you this Holiday Special Episode and share some of the changes we have made in the way we celebrate Christmas.Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or… Continue reading Holiday Special: Rehabi-Tips for a Waste Free Holiday
We couldn’t believe we were still working on the same jobs – cleaning the glue off the frame, rust removal and taking the seat rails out. Check out our previous blogs for day 12, 13 and 14 if you want to see how we did this. After much trial and error we found a good… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 16: We Are Going Back to LA!
We spent a week traveling in our 40ft MCI D3 bus from California to the Midwest. We needed to move all our belongings, our cats and ourselves to the Midwest to begin work on the bus conversion. So why not use the bus as a moving vehicle and our “home” for the week. There were… Continue reading What We Learned Glamping in Our Bus Conversion
When we first started our zero waste journey, not only were we looking to reduce our plastic waste, but we were also looking financially at areas we were wasting our money. We were on a mission to save and put our money to better use. With our big plans to change our lives, watching our… Continue reading Saving Money While Saving the Planet
Everyone who knows me well knows that I like things to be clean and tidy. I’m also a small business owner and teacher, working long hours and cleaning up after a messy partner (who I love dearly, mess and all) and 3 cats. I’ve been a big fan of clorox wipes for their ease and… Continue reading DIY Non-Toxic, Zero Waste Cleaning Alternatives
Castile soap is a vegetable-based soap that has no animal or synthetic ingredients. It is a natural, non-toxic, biodegradable soap and it is very versatile. Castile soap gets its name from the Castile region which became Spain in the 1500’s. At that time the soap was made from the olive oils which are abundant in… Continue reading REthinking Soap – Recipe for Making Liquid Soap from Castile Bar Soap