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


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Recent Posts

Building Upper Cabinets in my bus

Building Upper Cabinets in my bus

I feel like I'm making good progress in the bus lately and there are only a few big things left that I need to build inside. One of these is my upper cabinets, which will run the length of the wall on both sides of the bus. This week, I built the cabinets on the...

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Building the Bus Laundry

Building the Bus Laundry

More work in the back of the bus this week. This time, I am starting on the laundry area. Like the bathroom vanity section, this corner of the bus has a lot of weird angles and curves and it took me a couple of days just to get the wall cladding on. My washing machine...

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Installing Water Tanks in a Toyota Coaster bus

Installing Water Tanks in a Toyota Coaster bus

This week I got to cross another job off the list - I installed my water tanks! I am using tanks from RV Tanks Australia They are specifically made to fit under my model of Toyota Coaster and are designed to bolt straight up through the floor, so they don't require...

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