WELCOME

This site chronicles my experience converting my retired bus into a rolling tiny home and art studio.

The original art and prints available for purchase helps fund my adventure and feed my cats, who really appreciate it!

- Lil Derp & KathrynAnthropy

Hello

Is it you i'm looking for?

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Hello

Is it you i'm looking for?

 

It takes a village, right? 

I'm learning new skills in bus destruction and home-building via the internet, random community college faculty conversations and classes, and trial & error ... 

but is it ideal?

*shrug emoji*

If you'd like to lend your expertise or muscles in this wacky bus re-purposing adventure, Let me know:

Beggar's Corner

I bought a bus for this project at a GREAT price. That great price came with an

"as-is" label.

So, I anticipate repairs in addition to the cost of the conversion. 

Every penny helps!

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Wish List

If you want to support but hate the idea of throwing money at a person, I'm constantly adding to my wish list! 

Peruse things that would be helpful for the bus and/or its inhabitants by clicking

Adventure

Supplies!

Skills Needed For the following Projects

  • Install solar panels and subsequent electrical wiring for appliances within.

    • Supplies acquired already: 4 flexible marine-grade 120W solar panels, solar controller, bundles of wire​.

  • Cut and raise bus roof to create a sturdy rear loft for bedroom area that will hold up to road travel.

    • Supplies acquired already: simple stick welding machine​, lumber.

  • Custom build cabinet storage, bed loft, roof-top rails, kitchen counters, bathroom space.

  • Install plumbing, water pump, water heater, and water tank for bathroom and kitchen. 

  • Sew custom insulating curtains, seat covers, and dash covering. 

  • Custom build cat trees/wall-mounted climbing platforms.

  • Mechanical support for the inner engine workings (potentially ongoing!)

  • De-rust and weatherproof exterior and underside of the bus. DONE

  • Re-wire bus starter to bypass safety locks involving stop signs, emergency exits, etc. DONE