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School Bus Conversion

If you would have asked me when we first bought our bus back in April how long until it would be done, I would have told you it would be road-ready in just a couple of months 😉 Yet, somehow here we are just passing month ten of our school bus conversion……and we are finally DONE-ish!!!! As many know, back in April on my birthday, my husband informed me that he wanted to buy a school bus to convert into an RV…..from New Mexico. The very next day, he traveled down to New Mexico! Then, that same day he purchased the school bus and began the drive back to Montana. Missed the “why a school bus”? Click here for the full story! What it looked like at month nine As a reminder, this was what our bus looked like a month ago. If you saw the post on where we were at…

If you would have asked me when we first bought our bus back in April how long until it would be done, I would have told you it would be road-ready in just a couple of months 😉 Yet, somehow here we are just passing month nine of our school bus conversion and still working hard. As many know, back in April on my birthday, my husband informed me that he wanted to buy a school bus to convert into an RV…..from New Mexico. The very next day, he traveled down to New Mexico! Then, that same day he purchased the school bus and began the drive back to Montana. Missed the “why a school bus”? Click here for the full story! What it looked like at month eight So as a reminder, this is what our bus looked like after eight months of work. If you saw the post on where…

If you had asked me when we first bought the bus how long it would take to finish; I would have told you it would be road-ready in a few months. Yet, somehow here we are at month eight of our school bus conversion and still working hard. As many know, back in April on my birthday, my husband informed me that he wanted to buy a school bus to convert into an RV…..from New Mexico. The very next day, he traveled down to New Mexico! Then, that same day he purchased the school bus and began the drive back to Montana. Missed the “why a school bus”? Click here for the full story! What it looked like at month seven For reference, this is what our bus was looking like after seven months of work. If you saw the post on where we were at month seven of our school bus…

Somehow the last month has absolutely flown by and we are already at month seven of our school bus conversion. Between all this pandemic craziness, kids home, flying our son here from Brazil, online schooling for kiddos, and this school bus conversion; life has been even busier than normal 🙂 As many know, back in April on my birthday, my husband informed me that he wanted to buy a school bus to convert into an RV…..from New Mexico. The very next day, he traveled down to New Mexico! Then, that same day he purchased the school bus and began the drive back to Montana. Missed the “why a school bus”? Click here for the full story! As of now, we’ve just passed month seven of owning our very own school bus and joining the skoolie community. Because of how quickly things keep changing at this point in our school bus conversion, I…

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Holy moly has it been a wild ride the last six months. Between all this pandemic craziness, kids home, an overseas custody battle, online schooling for kiddos, and this school bus conversion; life has been busy 🙂 As many of you know, back in April, my husband informed me on my birthday that he wanted to buy a school bus…..from New Mexico. The very next day, he traveled down to New Mexico! Then, that same day he purchased the school bus and began the drive back to Montana. Missed the “why a school bus”? Click here for the full story! We are now one week away from our 6-month mark of owning our very own school bus and joining the skoolie community. Therefore, I thought it would be a great time to jump back on and give an update on where we are at after 6 months of working on…

We are officially at the two-month mark since we got our bus; so I thought it was a good time for an update on where we are at with our skoolie conversion and what we have learned so far! Why a skoolie? Curious why we decided to jump on the skoolie bandwagon and purchase a 40 foot retired school bus sight unseen? You can read more about the process and why here 🙂 But the short and simple version is that we were looking for a way to flexibly travel the country with our family and pets. The goal is to be able to focus on family, quality time together, and exploring the USA. Thankfully, both my husband and I work from home which allows us a lot of flexibility to do this! Now, the only thing standing between us and hitting the road is getting this school bus conversion…

Transforming a retired school bus to a house-on-wheels is about to be added to the list of crazy projects we have taken on. My handy hubby and I have always loved DIY projects. Taking an old or outdated item and transforming it into something beautiful is addicting! Plus is all honestly, it has allowed us to achieve the exact size and look that we what. Thus resulting in beautiful, customized pieces. We have spent the last couple of years tackling projects in our first home here in Montana. Now, we are ready to take on the mini version of that, and create a house on wheels with this school bus conversion! Remember when… Who else remembers climbing those tall metal steps of the school bus as a kid? Either daily as a way to get to and from school or as the occasional school trip? These 30,000-pound school buses are…

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