I get questions every day about how we stay comfortable in the bus during the winter months. •
I wrote a blog post to answer that question. Its not only about how we control the temperature, but also all the measures we take to protect the bus in the winter. The link is in our profile or you can swipe up on our stories.
C. O. R. N. E. R. S 🌿 little corners of our tiny home are slowly coming together, imperfect but ours. Our steps to the loft double as cupboards with fittings that I'm slightly obsessed with, and the top step (the greeny one) is also a bookshelf because we can never have too many books available 📚😅 That framed print semi-hides the footprints and tyre tracks in the wall paint from my ratbag littlest son who thought the drying plywood made a much better racing track than the huge grass clearing we were parked on 🏁🤦♀️ And that gangly biggest laddie of mine is equally the joy of my life and an irritant to my last nerve 😂😂😂 #thattweenlife
The extra loft space in the Drift ‘Teton’ is the perfect lil nook to cozy up in and enjoy the view out the two large 36”x30” windows! In addition to this spot, there’s also a large master bedroom in the rear of this home on wheels to add to the awesomeness. You can finance this now on everywhereco.com with payments as low as $400/month! #everywhereco
Super quick tour of Willa’s Christmas decorations!!! •
Christmas decorations make the bus feel so cozy!!! We might have to keep them up forever 😂 •
All we need now is a tiny tree (and a place to put it)!!!🌲🎄
We weren't originally even thinking about one, but after seeing them in person, we're considering getting a mantel from Valley Mills Mantels.
Valley Mills Mantels is a local sawmill not far from our tiny house that specializes in mantels, and is owned and operated by an elderly gentleman who doesn't really keep much of an online presence, but his skills speak for themselves.
Every product we looked at was as beautiful as the next. In all shades of colors and wood types, it's difficult to make a decision.
Of the ones pictured, which one do you like?
🐑 Wool insulation! 😍Terra Lana makes this amazing environmentally friendly wool insulation which I’m using in the van. It’s grown on sheep in New Zealand and made using waste from the NZ carpet industry. It’s also produced just down the road and not the other side of the planet like some options. Not only that but it’s antimicrobial (no mould) and has amazing moisture management properties which is important for small spaces like in a van. Ever wondered how sheep deal with the blistering heat and the cold in NZ? It uses slightly more space than polluting alternatives and needs to be boxed in but the transit has oodles of cavity space to accomodate it. I’ve been into @healthbasedbuilding just about every day to stock up on materials as I don’t have work space to store it, and every time I feel awesome that I’ve chosen to use the products they stock to reduce the footprint of this home as much as I know how to. Thanks for supplying great products and supporting positive change in how we build homes! 🙏🏼🌱
As we get closer and closer to finishing the van and moving into it, I can’t help but wonder how this adjustment will be. We have downsized from a 4 bedroom house to 90 sq ft on wheels and just a few boxes. We have only what we NEED now nothing more. A certain number of undies, socks, t-shirts, pants, etc. one pair of dressy shoes, one pair of sneakers, one pair of boots. We have a shower but I won’t be able to the take long hot showers I take now and love so much. We will have to worry about things like parking on even ground, our solar panels getting enough sun to charge our batteries for power, finding fresh water and places to dump 😬. Lotsa change about to happen up in here and all I have to say is I’m so glad Jake and I love eachother because this is about to be a wild ride 💑🎢❤️
Our bus has a front engine. I read a few different things and the views were pretty much split down the middle so we made our own. It was also based on what we could find. What is your opinion about a front vs. a rear engine ?
We have gone back and forth about what kind of countertops we want for the van. At first we started with wood, then Dekton, then possibly quartz...but I dont know we didn’t really LOVE anything we found. Today, we had a lightbulb moment and I think we’ve both agreed on something cool. Stay tuned this shit ‘bout to look fresh as hell 🤙🏼