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My kitchen. This has had a few changes since I first started, but in configuration, the largest has been the removal of the 2 burner propane stove in favour of a one burner induction burner that I can store away in a drawer. As #thecalvaryshortbus will eventually be off-grid solar, I wanted the most efficient way of cooking, and all reviews of induction were very favourable. Having a hot plate I could tuck into a drawer meant I could have the full counter to do my work, repairing computers, etc. I’m also hoping to rely very sparingly on propane, which especially during the winter months is problematic as a damp moist heat.
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The next big purchase for appliances was my #natureshead #naturesheadtoilet composting toilet. I read a lot of reviews and spoke to several people who used them and was impressed with their enthusiasm for a toilet. I liked the idea of not having to plumb in a black water tank and seriously reduce the amount of water I need to use. Also, the #discoball, which was a gift from a friend and keeps me dreaming of having a party on my bus someday.
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I decided that I wanted to build myself a home to stop wasting money on rent and have something that was mine. I make my living with a small business doing IT work for small businesses and individuals, so I needed a place to have a standup desk in my #tinyhome. I decided to have the desk at the Deon entrance, and to incorporate a hanging closet for winter gear and foot ware under it. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
User Image camperlife.rocks Posted: Nov 24, 2017 10:03 AM (UTC)
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Vanlife in Portugal 🇵🇹 is the best 🚐 the greatest spots in Europe are situated here! Except Norway 🇳🇴 but that's another story 📚 this shot was made near Ponta da Piedade up above the cliffs in Lagos #pontadapiedade #lagos #vanlife #vanlifeportugal #vanlifeeurope #feelfree #wohnmobil #lebenimwohnmobil #camperlife #camperliferocks #campervan #camperlove #vanlifelocation #campervanlicious #vanlifestyle #camperlifestyle #homeiswhereyouparkit #rollinghome #homeonwheels #lovelife
in the beginning of 2017 cleo had a bad liver disease. the hepatitis almost took her away from me and for some weeks I thought we're not gonna make it for this adventure.
we could heal it, but it left a huge whole in my travel-savings. cleo was fine and that mattered.
the last 24 hours reminded me on those weeks and felt horrible. but the surgery went fine and they could remove the tumor. cleo's fine and I can pick her up soon. (cleo had an ovary tumor for those, who didn't see yesterday's post)
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ps.: if you want to help cleo you can support us via the link in my bio. we're thankful for every single coin
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User Image protostar82 Posted: Nov 24, 2017 8:13 AM (UTC)
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When I first started I was a thinking... “what did I get myself into!” But today I finally feel like it’s all coming together and it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel. I’m really happy with how it’s turning out!! #campervanconversion #campervan #vanlife #van #e350van #vanlifeideas #vanbuild #rollinghome #diy #fordvan #fordvanconversion #vanadventures #campervanlicious :🚍)
The first big ‘appliance’ I added was the Maxxair 7500 remote controlled vent fan. I chose it because it can operate in the rain, and underway, without worrying about the vent lid. Also the remote is just cool as hell. I started cutting through the roof with a grinding wheel, and nearly died when one of the wheels decided to come apart at 5000 rpm and go zinging by my face. After that I switched to a drill and a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade. Much more civilized. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
The windows I left in place, and as I got to each window that would be behind a wall or not needed, I filled them in so they were flush on the inside and glued and screwed plywood over them to make a solid wall. This is the bathroom in the back corner and over the wheelwell ended up becoming closer storage, and my #Dometic slideout fridge freezer. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
When I started I built most of the pieces out of 1” x 2” that I ripped down to save weight. Eventually though I did the majority of the walls and builtin cabinets and EVERYTHING out of sanded 3/4” plywood from Home Depot. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
My bed platform. I opted to hinge it and access it from inside. In hindsight I would have cut an access door from outside the bus, and not bothered hinging it. Lifting the bed with the mattress and bedding is quite the chore and the storage is really only good for things I don’t need to get at much. Also, I made the bed a bit smaller ( it’s the length of a long twin and slightly narrower then a double bed. ) I did that so I have access out the back door, as this bus doesn’t have a full emergency exit except the back door. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
Many many tubes of PL construction adhesive and styrofoam adhesive used to glue the subfloor. I also screwed the subfloor and the floor strapping with 2” screws, thousands of which are poking through the metal floor. This may have been a mistake, but I couldn’t see any other way of tightening it all down. I sealed up around the wheel wells and used a lot of reclaimed foam flooring underlay to insulate them. Then I began gluing 1”styrofoam to the exterior walls. I also did not tear out the wall as some have done in their conversions, opting to build entirely inside the bus walls. This likely lost me a little space in the interior, but it gave me the insulation within the walls plus the styrofoam. The main thing it did though was mean that all my wiring had to be external, none of the house wiring is inside the bus walls. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
Floor covered with 1” ridged styrofoam insulation. I used a lot of monofoam, and silicon caulk around the wheel wells, and edges. Both wheel wells had small rust holes that I patched up as I went along and siliconed over. #skoolie #skoolieconversion #skoolielife #skoolies #skoolielove #skoolieliving #vancouverisland #britishcolombia #calvaryshortbus #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlife #buslife #rollinghome #diy #busconversion
All the seats out and the floor cleaned. I’m building this skoolie myself, and I’ve made mistakes. One was that I didn’t remove the plywood or rubber flooring. Partly because of the monumental task that was and partly because I had the idea that leaving it would somehow afford more sound insulation. What it eventually did, was give me a less-then-solid floor, robbed me of 1” of headspace and probably left holes for moisture to get in. As they say, live and learn.
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