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

The Bus is Registered!

The Bus is Registered!

I am so so happy right now! Today I walked out of the TMR office with a pair of shiny new number plates for my bus. She is now an officially registered motorhome!I almost can't believe that I am finally here, after so many years of dreaming about bus life, saving...

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Installing the timber benchtop

Installing the timber benchtop

I got the benchtop done! This was very awkward to install as I didn't have much space underneath because of the stove shelf and had to use my right angle drill to screw it in. But I'm pleased with the final result.

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Building cabinet doors

Building cabinet doors

Made my first ever cabinet doors on the weekend.I was really happy with how they turned out and I didn't notice until I took this photo that I put the panels on with the grain running in different directions. oops!And of course I did such a good job of glueing and...

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