After cutting and fitting the butcher block counters, we were ready to finish them. We have never had butcher block countertops in our home before, so I had been researching and researching the best ways to do the finish work. The most concerning part for me was having them around
The kitchen is the heart of the home...and also the heart of the bus. The kitchen is inches from the family room and about four feet from the kids’ room. It will function as a food prep area, laundry room, art table, work desk, school desk, and who knows
Project management has been one of the most mentally difficult parts of building this bus. Namely, in what order do we do different parts of the build? In real life, it’s not very concise. We cannot realistically do all of any one major project at once. It has often
When we first started researching the idea of becoming full-time RVers, one of the lifestyle questions we had was, “What about laundry?” As we began to read more about the day to day life of a fulltime RVer, we learned the pros and cons of the laundry options.
We had been absolutely dreading this project. I kind of just wanted to go on vacation and pray it was magically done when we returned. Unfortunately, we have no magic bus building elves. So, we had to just suck it up and do it - build the cabinets in the
Long ago, we decided that we wanted a residential refrigerator in the bus. We have enough battery storage to maintain the 120V needs of a refrigerator when boondocking, especially because newer residential refrigerators are very energy efficient. Our biggest limitation when deciding on a refrigerator was the height of the
The day had finally arrived!!! We were somewhat giddy to start this project - the Tech Cabinet. For months and months, all of our electronic gear has been sitting on the floor of the bus in a box just waiting to have a home. When we wired everything in, we
Building this bus into an RV has been a long project...a very long project. The one good thing about that is that there has been plenty of time to soak up as much knowledge from other RVers and renovators as possible. One of the common issues we have noticed
The project for this week may very well turn out to be my favorite functional part of the bus! With six people living, working, and homeschooling full-time in the bus, we knew we needed to make a space for all the devices. Laptops, iPad, tablets, a few phones, not to
Well...we don’t have too much good to share this week. Mostly a bunch of mistakes that we call “lessons learned”. We try to research and research and plan and plan, but sometimes we just screw it up.
The project for the week was to build face frames for