THE WILD DRIVE

A couple's journey converting an old bus into a tiny home and the helpful lessons learned along the way...
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Design a life you love living. You deserve to move in the direction of your goals, big or small; to find joy and contentment in the little things and deliberate living, whatever that means to you.

We share honest tips, information and lessons learned as we explore this great adventure of a life.  In 2016, we finished paying off $100,000 of student loan and vehicle debt and decided to explore tiny living. We purchased our first bus and converted it ourselves. We hit the road in 2018 and lived in our bus conversion full-time until 2020. Now, we’re renovating an old house together and look forward to creating another bus house in the future.

The bus was our catalyst, here’s how we built it.

We hope our imperfect story, research and experiences helps YOU in your journey. WELCOME to The Wild Drive.

Our Big Berkey Water Filter

Our Big Berkey Water Filter

A major part of living full time on the road is finding out where and how to source fresh potable water. After 14,000 miles and counting traveled in our self-converted bus and staying in over 30 states along the way, we’ve tasted our fair share of flavors around the...

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Tips on Buying a Bus: What to ask and look for…

Tips on Buying a Bus: What to ask and look for…

How do you choose the right bus to convert into a tiny home on wheels?! The beginning of a bus conversion adventure is SO EXCITING. You’re full of travel dreams and design ideas. We've gathered some tips on buying a bus here from our experience. We've had little to no...

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Shop our Bus Build: Bus Conversion Project List

Shop our Bus Build: Bus Conversion Project List

Shop our Bus Build: Curious where we found the different products and elements you see in our photos? In an effort to help others in their bus/van/home build journey, we put together a list of all the different areas of our bus conversion and the beautiful and useful things in each. Enjoy!

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FAQ’s

FAQ’s

What led you to purchase the bus and pursue a mobile life? We were interested in something alternative for some time before we decided on the bus. Small cabins, yurts, tiny homes, refurbished RVs, we considered them all. At the time it wasn’t so much about mobile...

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The Pocket Hole Jig

The Pocket Hole Jig

The Essential Bus Conversion Tool: The Pocket Hole Jig     Now that we're on the tail end of our bus conversion project, it's great to reflect on the ESSENTIAL tools that helped us get here. For many people the idea of building their own cabinets seems...

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Insulating our Bus Conversion

Insulating our Bus Conversion

How did we insulate our bus conversion for four-season efficiency? The difference between insulating a bus conversion well and skipping that step altogether is equal to the difference between livable and not so livable space. Insulating our bus conversion was one of...

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