After Converting a Bus in Orlando, FL it’s Time to Hit the Road to See What Adventures Await Us!
Hooking up the electrical system on our new bus conversion is the last thing that has to be done before we can leave Orlando, FL. We are super excited to get on the road and see what adventures await us!
Our Bus Conversion is Nearly Done! We are close to being able to Hit the Road for Family Adventures!
Orlando Florida is hot almost always but especially in the summer time. Today we are finishing up some things on the us so that we can leave Orlando, hit the road and start enjoying road life again. One told the last projects to tackle is plumbing.
This has Been Home for our Family for Many Years. Today we say Goodbye!
We have to finish up a few things on the old bus before saying a final farewell and passing it on to the new owners. This was our home for the last 7 years. It’s hard to say goodbye.
We now have a Toilet Installed in the Bathroom of our New Bus Conversion!
Have a full bathroom in a bus conversion is very important and even more important for the family that will occupy it. We are making great progress and are close to moving in.
We are Painting our Old Bus Conversion for the New Owners!
Today is bitter sweet as we prep our first bus conversion for primer and paint for the new owners. We have owned this bus for many years so it will be sad for the whole family to see it go. On the other hand we are really excited how our new bus is turning out and we can’t wait to embark and have many adventures with it.
We Had to Weld and Install our own Sewer Tank Frame. The Entire Process was Very Involved!
Doing a bus conversion is very involved and takes a lot of planning and hard work. In order for us to install a toilet we first need to install our sewer tank. In order to install the sewer tank we need to weld a tank frame that will hold the sewer tank in place. This becomes a family project. In the meantime Arwen is braiding a bow braid into Kiera’s hair!
This was my Third Attempt to get the Finish on our Custom Built Table Right!
Epoxy really isn’t that hard to apply when you have the right tools and place to do the work in. That wasn’t the case for me. This will be my 3rd attempt at applying an epoxy finish on our new dining table that will go in our bus conversion. If not for the bugs and weather it might have just turned out perfect.
This Family Installed a Brick Fireplace in their Bus Conversion!
Family building projects for this family means loads of fun. Kiera and Dad work together to create a unique and beautiful brick chimney for the wood burning stove they will install in their bus conversion. The space they have to work with is tiny, extremely tiny. The cubic mini wood burning stove will be perfectly displayed on this masterpiece brick work. The memories made with the family surrounding this project make it even more special.
A Stove Range Hood is an Important Piece of Kitchen Equipment. We Found this one in Germany!
Finding a good 12V range hood vent for our bus conversion was a very difficult task. We had to have a coordinated effort to get this mission done. Join us as we take to across the ocean, all the way to Germany.
Today we Welcome our New Baby Girl into our Family!
We would like to introduce, Enya Sadie Good. She is the 8th child, the 10th member of our family. The miracle of life is such a wonder and this new life is a blessing. The whole family is full of joy and love for our new little baby girl. If you have followed our journey you have watched Julie’s belly grow as we have rushed to complete our bus conversion. Although we didn’t finish the bus conversion before Enya’s birth, we got to a place where we are almost ready to move in. We are thankful to God for such a short and easy birth, and for a healthy, beautiful baby.
This Couple Built Beautiful, Custom Triple Stack Bunk Beds for their Bus Conversion!
It is hard working in the heat of Orlando, FL. Our two boys helped with great effort to sand, stain and varnish the ceiling and wall panels of our bus conversion. The heat is extra hot today with temperatures in the 90’s. So, it is a sweaty job indeed! Next, we show how we build our extra sturdy, solid oak, triple stack bunk beds. It is important for the beds to be safe and secure for the bus will jostle while driving. Not only do the bunks look fabulous but they prove to be well built. Success!
Adding an Air Conditioner to our Bus Conversion is an Important Stage of this Project!
It’s hot in Orlando, Florida even in March with temps reaching over 90 Degrees. It’s time to install our A/C unit and get some cool air pumping into our bus so we can work in style.
They Built a Large, Beautiful, Custom Table for Their Bus Conversion That Seats Their Family of 10!
Today, we are building our dining table and drawers. The dining table is very special to our family. We know that there will be many We Cleverly Built a Large, Beautiful, Custom Table for our Bus Conversion That Seats our Family of 10! made around this table, playing games sharing meals and good fellowship are just a few. Shane wants the table to be the centerpiece of the bus conversion. Cleverly he has designed the table to stow, the leaf to swing down and out of the way and to swing back in place when needed for meals. The table is made out of birch plywood and trimmed with solid oak strips. The whole family is impressed with dad’s creativity.
This LED Lighting we Installed Under our Cabinets in our Bus Conversion Turned out Great!
We installed LED lighting along the toe kick of our cabinets today. It was so easy and looks great! The lights come in a large roll that you can cut to size with scissors, clip in a wire harness, peel the paper off that covers that adhesive, stick it in place and then wire crimp the pre-ran wires together. Our youngest son, Seth introduces all his Thomas and Friends trains while Shane is working. We hope you enjoyed Seth’s sweet camera time.
Our Baby is Due in just 1 Week so we are Working Hard to Finish our Bus Conversion in Time!
Our Varnish is done on the inside of our bus conversion. Today we are getting our roof vents installed. These vents have built in fans and will bring ventilation into the bus and also allow extra light in. We are also doing some demolition. Lastly, the children give an update as to where the bus conversion project currently sits.
This Couple Saved by Building their Own Cabinet Doors for their Custom Bus Conversion!
Buying cabinets from a home improvement store can cost a small fortune. We chose to build our own cabinets and cabinet doors for our bus conversion to save money. We cut a 3/4” piece of birch plywood to the size we needed and then added a piece of solid oak trimming to the perimeters the wood slab. It turned out just how we hoped.
This Couple Built These Affordable, Custom Upper Wall Cabinets for Their Bus Conversion!
If your looking for a way to cut costs consider building your own wall cabinets. Today, we give an instructional on how to build custom cabinets for your home, tiny home or bus conversion. We are using 3/4” cabinet material for the unexposed parts of the cabinet and 3/4” cabinet grade, birch plywood for the exposed parts. Our tools used for this project are circular saw, table saw, jig saw, hammer, square, pen, wood glue, palm sander, sand paper, 18 gauge cordless nail gun with 1 1/4” nails, level, preset drill bit and cabinet screws. These cabinets are so simple to build, our whole family joined in on the project.
Varnishing the Stained Birch Paneling by Hand in our New Bus Conversion Made Such a Huge Difference!
After installing all the birch paneling, sanding it and staining it we are now ready to finish it with a polyethylene varnish. This varnish really finished it off well and gave us the glossy look we were going for. The Bus is really coming together nicely. The Baby is due soon and we are trying as hard as we can to get it finished in time.
This Couple Worked Together to Stain the Birch Wall and Ceiling Paneling of their Bus Conversion!
We worked hard together, this hot day in Orlando, FL sanding and staining the birch wood paneling in our bus conversion. Our 8th baby is due soon so we are now working to complete the conversion before the baby arrives. It’s a race against time!