Bus Build: 12V Electrical Wiring for our Bus Conversion – S03E27

We wanted to do our own electrical wiring in the bus so that we would know exactly where the wires are and how it all works, but we would not have done this without the guidance of Don’s dad (a retired electrician).He was able to talk Don through creating our circuit diagram, how to run… Continue reading Bus Build: 12V Electrical Wiring for our Bus Conversion – S03E27

Bus Build: A Place to Park our Bus Conversion – S03E26

Don’s parents had offered to build a concrete pad on their property for us to park the bus on.  This will be great to have a level surface while working on the interior like kitchen cabinets, but I think they also wanted to provide us with a place to park whenever we come to visit… Continue reading Bus Build: A Place to Park our Bus Conversion – S03E26

Bus Build: DIY Compost Toilet with Kildwick Separator – S03E25

After a couple trial vacations in an RV and Airstream with black tanks, we knew that was not the way we wanted to go and that a composting toilet would work best for our bus build.  When we glamped in our bus we simply used a bucket with peat moss.  It worked and was way… Continue reading Bus Build: DIY Compost Toilet with Kildwick Separator – S03E25

Bus Build: Bathtub and Sink for our Bus Conversion – S03E24

Showers can be pretty pricey, so we looked at inexpensive alternative options plus I’d really like the option of occasionally taking a bath. We settled on a galvanized steel stock tank.  We were also gifted a small metal tub for our wedding with a personalized engraving for us – “Like a band of gypsies we… Continue reading Bus Build: Bathtub and Sink for our Bus Conversion – S03E24

Bus Build: Buying RV Windows for our Bus Conversion – S03E23

Our original plan for our conversion was to only replace 3 of the bus windows with RV windows, allowing us to open these windows for airflow, and take out a couple more windows and fill the wall in with sheet metal.  We were planning on ordering custom made windows from Motion Windows by Peninsula Glass… Continue reading Bus Build: Buying RV Windows for our Bus Conversion – S03E23

Bus Build: Painting our Walls and Ceiling for our Bus Conversion – S03E22

After our Paint Chip Showdown of 40 different kinds of white, we went ahead and bought the winning color – Stone Washed – and began the task of painting our wall panels and ceiling planks.For our ceiling planks we used a Knotty Pine Tongue and Groove Wainscoting. It is only 5/16 of an inch thick,… Continue reading Bus Build: Painting our Walls and Ceiling for our Bus Conversion – S03E22