Bus Build: Paint the Roof – S03E08

The weather is fast changing in the Midwest and with Winter approaching we decided we should get outside of the bus and work on the roof before temps drop below freezing.We borrowed a power washer from our cousin, cleaned off the roof and while we were at it we decided it was time the whole… Continue reading Bus Build: Paint the Roof – S03E08

Back in the Bus: Building our Floor Extension – S03E07

Coming back to the bus build post honeymoon, we had to attack the problem we left behind.  We had to complete the floors in the back, leaving the hatch to the engine accessible, and building up the floor in the front of the bus so it was all one level.Before we left for honeymoon we… Continue reading Back in the Bus: Building our Floor Extension – S03E07

Our Choices for a Zero Waste Bathroom

We spent a long time trying out different low waste, eco-friendly bathroom toiletries until we settled on products we love. Everybody has different skin types, hair types and personal preferences, so not all of these may be right for you, but we thought we’d take some time out of our beautiful stay in Crete to… Continue reading Our Choices for a Zero Waste Bathroom

Bus Demolition Day 5: Things Get Stinky – Toilet and Tank Removal

We were dreading this day, but the time had come to take out the toilet.   The restroom floor, toilet seat and wall were just one long piece of stainless steel.  The room basically had to come out in one piece, which took pure brute force. Don pulled, shoved and kicked it out. With his final kick… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 5: Things Get Stinky – Toilet and Tank Removal

Bus Demolition Day 4: Ceiling Removal

We started out with such enthusiasm and this is the day where things started to become…..well less fun. We took down the ceiling metal panels and then rolled out as much of the fiberglass insulation as we could.  We quickly learned that we were not prepared. Teeny tiny bits of fiber glass were falling down on… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 4: Ceiling Removal

Bus Demolition Day 3: Drivers side Bin Removal

Having made many mistakes taking down the first luggage bin, this side went much easier and quicker.  We used a floor jack to to hold up a 2×4 that propped up one side of the bins while we unscrewed the other side.  It’s still heavy and it came down hard, but it went smoothly and… Continue reading Bus Demolition Day 3: Drivers side Bin Removal