Thursday, October 30, 2014

Calling all Bus Nuts, Skoolies, Bus Converters and anything else you call people who live in buses!

This post is going out to everyone who reads this blog that is building or lives in a converted school bus.

Our bus wouldn't be half of what it is if it weren't for the inspiration and encouragement of our fellow bus friends. I decided to create a page on our website to act as a catalog for future bus nuts that will be dedicated to sharing the links and info of other bus conversions, completed or in progress, so that others can continue to be inspired and fascinated by the ingenuity that is the skoolie community.

If you would like your bus to be included on this page please email the following information to

All of the requested information is optional. Don't include any information you don't want public on this page.

  • The name of your bus and website/page, 
  • Your Name(s)
  • The Make, Model Year of your bus
  • Your home state and/or city
  • 1 or 2 Pictures of your bus

I'll make the page live once I get a few people who are interested.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Cozy Kitchen

I have a very exciting announcement.  Starting this month I will be writing a regular column in Tiny House Magazine called "The Cozy Kitchen". Each month I will share tips and tricks to cooking in a tiny home as well as a recipe. The October issue of Tiny House Magazine, #22, was just published. To get this month's  magazine including my first column of "The Cozy Kitchen" along with my Tasty Turkey Burrito Recipe, click here:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

One Year Later

Well, we did it! Last Sunday marked one whole year living in our Just Right Bus. A month ago I thought about doing some sort of grand celebration, a big blog post, lots of pictures, maybe a party. Instead, we did exactly what we wanted. That's the beauty of our lives right now. Though there are things we have to do to stay up to date with our lives and jobs, during the time that's ours we can do whatever we want.

I did write a little post about what we've learned over the last year for the Tiny House Listings blog. You can check that out here.

Here's a cool comparison shot of the day we moved in to the bus vs a year later.

Thank you to all of our amazing supporters. We hope the next year, or two, or ten are just as great as the last.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Butcher Block Countertops

The pictures below are of our butcher block countertops and show the process of me oiling them last week. I wrote about the pros and cons of living with butcher block countertops in a post onTiny House Listings. You can check out that post here! Be sure to subscribe to Tiny House Listings to see my weekly blog post on tiny living!

Chris cutting the countertop with our brand new saw blade

Marking out the opening for our sink
Every 4-6 months I oil the countertops to keep them from drying out too much or cracking. Although I originally used mineral oil on them I switched to Teak oil. Though it gives them a nicer shine, it has a strong smell so I plan to go back to mineral oil after the teak is used up.

Teak oil going on the countertops

Let the teak oil sit for about 30 minutes before wiping

I removed the stove in order to oil the cut edges of the countertop around its opening
 The stove area and directly around the sink get oiled extra throughly. They're most prone to damage due to the dry heat of the stove and the excessive moisture from the sink.

After the teak oil is wiped it leaves a nice shine.
Wait 3-4 hours before putting things back on the counters.