Our Bus Project 2016 - 2019

Our bus conversion tiny home project is only a piece of The Wild Drive Life…

 

 

We all have our own reasons for writing the stories that we do in life. Ours started with a desire to pay off our student loan debt as quickly as possible and things evolved from there.

 

When Ben & I got married in 2013 we had over $100,000 in student loan and vehicle debt with no safety net, really.

We felt the pressure to follow those “expected” steps of post-marriage adulthood but just couldn’t wrap our heads around it all.

We wanted to create something of our own, hike, travel and LIVE on our terms but knew that wasn’t possible to sustain comfortably with the weight of interest, monthly payments, and debtors.

 

So, we made a choice.

 

We took an inventory of our lifestyle, modified areas within our control and started to see progress happen.

We made a commitment to being debt free & creative about what our lives involved and felt like on a day to day basis. We’ve learned so much about ourselves in the process.  Check out our free Lifestyle Finance Guide for more details on our process!

Cut to now… we purchased & built this bus home ourselves over two years, very part time. We have this fire inside us to share, this experience behind us, and we want to help others with the message.

We’ve traveled over 16,000 miles this year through +32 states since leaving Maine in January 2018. We won’t always live in a bus and travel, we know that, but 

Our message is about designing a life that YOU love living. Choose & make it happen. No one else will do it for you…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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...

The Mobile Wood Stove: Heating our Bus Conversion

The Mobile Wood Stove: Heating our Bus Conversion

The Mobile Wood Stove: Our Tips on Heating a Bus Conversion Tiny Home. There's a lot to consider when choosing your tiny home's source of heat. We chose to install a tiny wood stove in our bus conversion tiny home for many reasons which we'll dig into here. We love...

Wild Drive Life Featured on Tiny Home Tours

Wild Drive Life Featured on Tiny Home Tours

Our Wild Drive Life bus, a.k.a. "Kevin" was featured on the Tiny Home Tours YouTube Channel! Chris from Chris & G Travels recently reached out to us on Instagram to schedule a video tour and interview with us for his YouTube channel, Tiny House Tours. Our timing...

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Four – Then & Now…

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Four – Then & Now…

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part Four - Then & Now The adventure of converting a retired prison bus into a cozy tiny home. What a wild ride this past year and a half has been. Retelling of the work completed and progress made is best told in pictures, so, here...

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Three

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Three

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part Three - Work, Work, and Inspiration Galore. Buying a bus is not a decision to take lightly. We’re over a year into things and approaching the end of our conversion so we've had a lot of time to reflect. Though "tiny" in size, this is...

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Two

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part Two

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part Two - Mad Max Prison Bus, anyone? Sure! We’ll have a look-see. We drove an hour and a half down to MA to meet our… prison bus. We pulled into the parking lot and caught a glimpse of the 31 foot beast in all its glory: faded black...

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part One

Bus Tiny Home Conversion Part One

The Wild Drive #buslife Recap Part One - Debt Annihilation How did we go from +$100,000 of debt and being a signature away from purchasing a house to fully embracing the idea and reality of tiny living and a flexible, simple lifestyle?   Magic. Nah, just...