What do you get when you combine an old school bus, a woman with no previous building experience or mechanical knowledge, and a very independent, headstrong rescue pup with no prior training?

A recipe for disaster?  Or a fabulous fun-filled adventure?

This is the story of my dream to live full time on the road and the journey to make it happen.

I wanted to start this blog as a record of that journey.

An honest record. The downs as well as the ups. The failures as well as the successes.

If you’re looking for a website full of instagram-worthy drone shots, bikini-clad girls in #vanlife poses or superbly-produced cinematic videos with epic soundtracks then you’re in the wrong place.

But if you are curious to know whether a single chick in her forties, with bugger all knowledge of how diesel engines work (or any engines for that matter!) and no building experience whatsoever, can successfully turn an old bus into a comfortable home and live happily on the road while still making a living as an artist,

then stick around and we’ll find out together!

The Girl

The Dog

The Bus

Recent Posts

Reinstalling the Windows

Reinstalling the Windows

It has been so long since I've been able to post any updates on the bus project. My elbow tendonitis continued to trouble me and I ended up having to get a cortisone injection and take time off to let it heal. It still isn't 100% but it is certainly better and I have...

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Replacing window seals and preparing to refit windows

Replacing window seals and preparing to refit windows

Before I could reinstall the windows there were a few more things I needed to do to fix up the frames. Firstly, I gave them all a fresh coat of paint since the black was wearing off and quite a few of them were scratched and scuffed.  And I also cleaned the rust...

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Removing mastic and cleaning the window frames

Removing mastic and cleaning the window frames

After taking out the windows, I pulled them apart and cleaned up the frames. They were covered in caked mud and dirt as well as spider webs. And then there was the remnants of the mastic - the horrible black sticky stuff that was used to create a waterproof seal...

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