Well it’s been a few weeks since the last blog about my tiny home. Since the last post, the windows have been framed in…
The ceiling was insulated…
Tyler will have to sit on the bus mostly, because he’s 6’4″ or so.
and there were a couple of firsts on the bus!
Also, Lucy’s first visit to Steve’s house. She enjoyed running around Steve’s yard, with Pablo and Roscoe close behind her. The bus was warm and bright, even though it was a cold day. That insulation is going to pay off.
I also found a really great deal on a washer/dryer combo that will be perfect for the bus. I found it on Craigslist, and the man who sold it to me turned out to be a social worker. He shared his adventure on a converted bus with me in an email. I have to share it!
“I so enjoyed reading your blog about the bus —you really have an adventuresome spirit that is going to pay you huge dividends of joy and excitement today and into your future! Back in 1975 a friend and I bought a utility van ( at an auction!) from Tampa Electric Co. and converted it into a camper. We traveled from Tampa Fla to South Dakota to Boulder Colorado to Eugene Oregon to San Francisco over three months. We never drove on the interstate or more than a 4/5 hours in a day. Stayed mostly at parks and campgrounds, My friend stayed in San Fran to live and I drove myself to Knoxville and entered into the School of Social Work at UT in 76. That was the last time I had a three month vacation until I retired!! Hope you have lots of fun with your new home.”
Thanks for the encouragement John! Here is the beautiful washer/dryer…
Steve also insulated two windows that we have to close off. We will close off 4 total for design purposes. You can see a little bit of the ceiling in this picture, where the plywood has been installed and will be painted white.
Next up on the to-buy list is an HVAC unit, our last expensive item. In the meantime, Kevin has arrived in Tennessee and he and Steve are working on the bus… I can’t wait to see what they are doing!