Every night Nora gets her bath first, and then has to sit right by Atlas while he gets his. That’s pretty much how it is these days... wherever Atlas is, you’ll find Nora right next to him. She has become quite attached to her brother and it’s the sweetest thing🤎 It’s the simple moments like this where I just smile at this life we’ve created together.
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Bed panorama windows are in! I knew when I decided to build this bus that I wanted to be able to lay down in bed and see all the wonderful nature around me and these windows do it! They are also emergency exits which is awesome! In total, 9 new windows are getting added (8 are in now) and spray foam insulation is ordered! Hopefully looking at painting this weekend!
Sanding the bus down has been a lot more work than riveting the windows way back when. But Dom has sanded all he can, patched up, and sanded some more in the hot 🔥 weather.
Painting day is here! OM 🚌 will no longer have multi-colored spots 🐆🦒and stripes🐅🐈 🤓
1 517 minutes ago
This is me, not having to worry about my children(thanks Delia). Not doing anything but laying in bed looking at the ceiling. I should go do something but this feels nice. This is self care or at least I am counting it as self care🤣🤣 #momlife#selfcare
4 391 hour ago
We haven’t posted in awhile because, well, life gets crazy.. We are still working our asses off pretty much every day of the week, and we also both work our 40 hours a week on top of this.
I’m gonna be honest with you all though, this is not an easy project! I know all the post you see of people living in buses are magical and amazing, and one day it will be! Don’t be fooled though, every single one of them worked to get where they are. EVERYTHING takes time and dedication. I highly encourage everyone to keep pushing through whatever goals they are working towards in life. You will get there one day❤️
We had a lot more complications on this side of the bus. Hopefully we will have her put back together by the end of the month🤞Stay tuned 🚌
More than a decade ago I drove my first school bus. I’ve always enjoyed large vehicles for their unique perspective, ability to haul a lot of people, and potential to make a cool adventure rig. After moving on from the bus gig, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever drive a school bus again.
A decade later and a year of casual searching, we found our deal. ‘04 Chevy 3500 6L gas, relatively low miles, mild rust and plenty of power/the right size to tow a boat that will fit our whole family and friends.
It’ll be off to a slow start for the RV conversion while I’m finishing up our tree-mansion, but CHEERS to the start of many fun summer excursions! ☀️🙌🏽
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WE GOT OUR FIRST APPLIANCE...FOR CHEAP! 💰
Ok guys, so I didn’t realize how exciting it was going to be to get our oven but it’s actually thrilling 😂 we can add that to the list of shit I never thought I’d say.
I found this @furrion stove on FB marketplace. I avoid FB at all costs but something (call it what you will) made me pull it up and search “Furrion stove” and boom 💥 there she was.
I really thought we would be spending upwards of $600 (brand new) on this stove but this beauty was on the interwebs for $320. It’s a scratch and dent unit that was being used as a show model at an RV sales lot. Honestly, it’s a stretch to call this one scratch and dent. They are more like blemishes that we can TOTALLY fix.🤩
I thought we would need to buy all of our appliances brand new to appease the OCD side of me but I’ll be hitting up the ol’ FB marketplace place more often!
Are you a nifty thrifty? If so, what treasures have you found lately??
40 4213 hours ago
If you had to choose to boondock your tiny house indefinitely, what would you choose? BEACH or MOUNTAINS by a lake or river?
7 154 hours ago
• F I R S T •
window cut has been made!
Mr. Bill's rear is looking mighty fine if you ask us...
One down, 6 to go!!!
We used our handy dandy metal cutting sheers, the ever so trusty angle grinder and a whole lot of PATIENCE to get our window shape 👏
(& don't you worry, we have LOTS of metal prep to do before painting! 😉)
Raise your hand if you're still working on your PATIENCE skills too!! 🙋♀️🙋🏼♀️
When we feel like fast forwarding through the process we have to pull back and remind ourselves..
》THIS IS IT.《
It's the small victories of each project that make this dream a reality.
We have a LONG way to go but this one cut alone helps us see the light 🔦
TELL US! What was your latest victory?! ⬇️
This week has been a bit if a mixed bag. It started with a broken windshield and us trying to grable with what is likely to be insufficient funds to complete this project (as we are both unemployed like so many right now). We are making slow progress...Its HOT, making the work a little less enjoyable.
This morning we drove to a near by ranch to pick up this RV stove for $50! Saving us hundreds. Can't tell you how this small thing has me (Rachel) looking up. Clearly needs some TLC. But what can I say? Your junk, my treasure!
Well, it’s official! After an 1,113 mile maiden voyage, Bear is safely tucked against the curb waiting for a more permanent conversion location. I think the neighbors were surprised this morning! Can’t wait to get started and share the plans, progress and end results with you guys!
5 225 hours ago
I couldn’t imagine starting this journey with anybody else🥰
I love how much we both absolutely love our bus. I love how much of ourselves we put into it. We both love talking and dreaming of what our future is going to be like, all because of that choice to buy a bus. One choice that changed our whole future and set us our own path. I wholeheartedly believe that this is exactly where we were meant to be🥰
This guy though!!!
He melts our hearts every day, and we are so happy and lucky to have him in our lives!
He’s going to be an excellent Skoolie pup on this adventure of ours!
And he rocks the heck out of a tie dye bandanna!
On our last drive we started losing air compression rapidly... which is rather concerning when you rely on air brakes. 😅 It took a little hunting but we finally found the culprit. A leaking compression fitting on the supply side right next to the compressor. After adding a little Teflon tape we are back in business! 👍🏼
Jacob & I are extremely grateful to have been able to purchase our beautiful ‘99 #Bluebird during the middle of the pandemic!
We had been searching for a bus to convert for almost 6 months, and we were starting to drift away from the hope we had of ever finding one. This bus was posted only 2.5 hours away from our home currently in Kansas, but after talking to the couple they stated there was a mechanical issue they wanted to fix before passing the bus on.
At this point we were so grateful for the honesty of these individuals, but we’re still very unsure whether we would ever find one or not. A couple of months passed by and Jacob would randomly spark conversations about this exact bus. Late April, Jacob came home so estatic! He had come across a listing of a bus that looked awfully familiar. We jumped on the opportunity, and quickly DM’d the couple. It was that bus, this bus-which is now our bus. 😍
Little did our #bus know, it would be converted into a tiny home for its new owners, our two pups & our creative business! We would like to introduce Rolling Beaumont to y’all with hopes of sharing our conversion process, as well as our travels & all the details in between! We truly look forward to taking you all on this journey with us. Stay tuned ✨
I started my van life journey about 2 years ago when I lost my housing literally overnight. I got stressed out trying to find a new place and always loved van life on Instagram. I said screw it and bought a van instead. It was a 1995 Chevy G20 van I named “The Great White” I fell in love with the lifestyle and met @j33wlz at Umpqua Hot Springs. She moved into the van with me and we decided we wanted something bigger. We originally went out looking for a Sprinter van. My buddy @jl.human told me to look at Skoolies. I stepped inside one and was sold on the width and the windows honestly. Julie and I found one and started the build on our bus that was to become SKOOLIANA. We went to @thebusfair to be inspired before our bus was even legal or very far along. Met a bunch of new skoolie friends and joined that community. It’s been an awesome journey and my advice for anyone is to just jump. Even if it’s a mini van with an air mattress. Live the life and learn as ya go. I’ll see y’all out there.
73 2,02925 May, 2020
Watching this big girl JUST make it underneath all the low-hanging powerlines on the way to her new (temporary) location was nerve wracking.. to say the least 😅
15 2527 July, 2020
Cultivate Kindness. That’s what the words on a little round mirror at Target said to me. I was pregnant with Marley at the time and those two words stuck in my mind like sweet honey. I knew they were of paramount importance and I’ve pondered over them for almost 3 years since. Cultivate kindness. Like you would cultivate a garden; prepare it, weed it, nurture it, care for it, come back to it laboring in love time and time again, always trusting in the harvest and knowing good things are in store.
Those words shined light into a part of me I wanted to strengthen. Kindness was important to me already and I was doing my best to teach it to my children with my words, but somehow that little round mirror spoke to me that day and told me I needed to dig a little deeper. They told me I needed to cultivate kindness in and for and toward myself and with my actions. I needed to demonstrate kindness time and time again, not just preach about it. That’s no small order! That meant showing kindness in the hardest of circumstances - in the face of judgement, hurt, and cruelty. To my husband and children despite my irritations and triggers and frustrations and the stress of daily life. That meant showing myself kindness when I felt like I fell painfully short. That meant saying “I’m sorry I got upset. I’m sorry I was impatient. I’m sorry I didn’t listen better. I’m sorry I shamed you.” It’s a continual striving. Each time I walk in Marleys room and I see that little mirror I’m reminded to cultivate kindness. It’s not enough to preach about it. We need to live it. And we never truly fully master it. It’s an ongoing life-long process of cultivating. But it’s so worth it. I promise you it’s so worth it.
Cultivate kindness. 🌱
PS - sharing a life update in our story...
Spoiler alert 🚨 We move in ONE week!
Will the bus be done? 😆😬🤔😱
35 4243 July, 2020
We finally taped out our floor plan! It’s feeling real 🤗
13 35030 May, 2020
Spring cleaning was a success. The bus is getting back to normal. -