Friday, May 16, 2014

My Tiny House - Bus

SEE AFTER PHOTOS HERE Simple Rustic School Bus Conversion

This is a fulfillment of a very old dream of mine, and still a tiny house of sorts. A few days ago I bought this 1997 school bus conversion on Craigslist. It has the legendary 7.3 diesel with low miles. The conversion has been started and most of what I consider the 'un-fun' part is done. Spontaneity isn't something I'm known for, I'm more a planner, but when I stumbled across this, I went for it, and can't wait to get started finishing it out.

I look forward to painting it and finishing out the interior to suit my style. I love the deck, but will have to get used to the tail swing on turns.  

I drove a bus for Sierra Stage Coaches 20 years ago, so I do have some experience behind the wheel of in a diesel bus, but I was really anxious about driving it for the first time. I had to get it from one side of Houston to the other, during rush hour traffic, which took two hours!

I'm glad the electrical work and all the wiring is already done. I'll change out the cabinet and get a smaller dorm refrigerator.