One year ago we did it.
In July of 2015 we walked onto the 422 auction lot,
and we bought ourselves a school bus.
The project began as a seed of an idea in my creative husband’s mind.
For two years we had been planning a once in a lifetime road trip and were pricing out our different housing options. As we considered the varying costs of hotel rooms verses renting an RV Toby came up with the idea of creating our own RV.
When he brought up the idea of buying a used school bus and transforming it into an RV I was a bit hesitant, but when he pointed out all of the selling points, namely:
- The fact it was significantly cheaper than renting an RV.
- We could customize it to meet the exact needs for our family of seven.
- At the end of our big road trip we would have a family RV to enjoy for many years.
- We could work on it as a family and the kids could learn some valuable skills and take ownership in the project….
I was sold!
This past week was spent finishing the inside of the bus. Tomorrow Toby leaves for Michigan and will be gone until two days before we leave on our cross country road trip, so this week was the last opportunity we had to complete the bus. Here are some of the projects we were working on:
It has been a labor of love. For 12 months we have worked to transform our home on wheels from a 72 passenger school bus into an RV.
Toby led the family through the process and the end results are magical.
We are happy to say:
WE ARE DONE!
Here is a look at the inside of our school bus conversion.
This week was also spent purchasing paint for the outside of the bus.
The outside of the bus is almost complete.
Stay tuned for pictures!