Tag

Skoolie Conversion

6 “Not-So-Glamorous” Things Of Living Tiny On A Skoolie

In Big Family Tiny Living, Uncategorized

After celebrating living our first year Living tiny & nomadic I was asked more than a few times this week to share some of the things that we don’t like about living tiny… and honestly it was a STRECH. It’s not that there aren’t parts of living tiny, its just a matter of what can you as an individual can handle. Over that past year, slowly the things that “kinda” bothered me, bother me less. We are having too much…

Continue reading...

The Bunkroom

In Big Family Tiny Living, Our Skoolie Conversion, Uncategorized

Man oh man, its crazy to see that picture. I can remember that moment, thinking… “Holy shit the bunks are in… We are moving our family onto a bus!” We have 4 kids – 11, 9, 8, and 5 and 4 animals -1 dog, 1 cat, 1 hamster, 1 fish. We are a #bigfamilylivingtiny so we had to create as much space as we could in the 320sqft of bus. The bunk room is right after the kitchen section. We…

Continue reading...
Skoolie conversion

How We Went Tiny

In thebhive family adventures, Uncategorized

I am NOT a hoarder… if you ask my husband he’d say I am but I am clearly stating it now, I AM NOT A HOARDER.   I just like things. He’s always lived minimally. Growing up in a family of 13, he just didn’t have a lot. Plus he’s just never cared for material items. On the other hand, I am one of two kids, artsy and love trinkets and collecting different kinds of bottles. If it has a…

Continue reading...

Involuntarily Separated

In Just Being Us, Uncategorized

My Involuntary Separation On my last deployment to the Middle East, I was on a military extension for time. I was supposed to End Active Service (EAS) in October of 2017, but thanks to a deployment starting in early July of the same year, the military saw fit to extend me to support the unit with military operations; I was beyond happy about that, honestly. However, on deployment, the conversations with higher headquarters (HHQ) and career planners were either, “It’s…

Continue reading...

Shop Our Bus

In Our Skoolie Conversion, Uncategorized

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″ fb_built=”1″ _i=”0″ _address=”0″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0″ custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0.0″] Here is a list of all the things we have been using for our conversion.  We shopped at Lowes for the majority of lumber and hardware and used Amazon for basically everything else.  This page is connected to our Amazon Affiliate so if you purchase something Amazon gives us a cut. We will continue to update as we add more and once…

Continue reading...

Getting Our Skoolie Conversion Ready To Build In

In Our Skoolie Conversion

If you haven’t noticed by now Johnny is the methodical, researcher type that takes his time building and knows when he has found a stopping point. On the other hand, I like to move fast and erratically through multiple projects at a time. If I get bored or overwhelmed with something I simply push it to the side, at whatever degree of completion (which Johnny thoroughly enjoys), and move onto another project and circle back … they all need to…

Continue reading...
Removing heaters coolant redirected

Our Skoolie Conversion | Heaters Out Coolant Redirected

In Our Skoolie Conversion

Heaters Out Coolant Redirected We realized preparation was key today as we have been researching online about skoolie conversion, taking out the heaters and redirecting the coolant properly. So, we grabbed the listed items: bucket, rags and blanket, razor knife, and locking crescent wrench and headed for hazardous material (hazmat) cleanup on our future home! We have a rear engine (RE) Thomas Built Bus (Read More About Buzz Here) which means our source flow starts in the rear and goes…

Continue reading...

Our Skoolie Conversion | Bus Seats and Floor Removal

In Our Skoolie Conversion

So, I came home and my amazingly proactive wife had managed to remove all the tie down bolts from the bus seats and casuallybrought up the idea of moving them out and over to the shed. “Sure!” I said, forgetting that the July heat in a summer North Carolina afternoon was in full effect. Whew what a pain in the ass! Although we definitely have it MUCH easier than so many others that are converting and things just don’t want…

Continue reading...
Prepping our skoolie conversion site

Our Skoolie Conversion | 4 Ways To Prep Your Conversion Site

In Our Skoolie Conversion

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin The first thing that I wanted to do was get this Skoolie Conversion site established to make the work routine and process a bit easier for us. Initially, we chopped quite a few branches away from an area in the yard to not only allow the bus to fit but to also provide a shaded work area. Location – This location would provide not only the most accessibility…

Continue reading...

Our Skoolie Conversion | We Got a Bus!

In Our Skoolie Conversion, Uncategorized

HOLY POOP… We bought a school bus. WHAT!! The entire 3-day trip I was still in disbelief that we bought a freaking bus. “Skoolie Conversion” what’s that mess? Everyone is calling us crazy… and maybe we are? But I don’t care cause we bought a BUS and are taking the show on the road! Day 1. Tuesday, June 12th. | Hello Tulsa Oklahoma Can you believe that we’ve been together for 15 years and this was actually our (Johnny and…

Continue reading...