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In July of 2017, Cece and I made a quick and possibly rash decision: a shuttle bus purchase. We had been exploring the idea of tiny home living for about a year, but never imagined that it would approach us so soon.
Our new home was a 1982 Chevy shuttle bus that had been used for a baseball team in years’ past. It was old and dirty, with all the original components (seats, doors, sunflower seeds, and junior mints).
At first, we were going to do a simple conversion into a home, but it turned into a far more involved and long process than we had originally expected–and much to our satisfaction!
Thus begins the story of our bus: the Grand-Mothership! We plan on detailing our conversion on this blog to inspire you to take a step in minimal-impact living and give some tips along the way.
Here are some photos of the day we purchased her. She cost $2800 and made the 100 mile journey home without injury. We began work the next day!
Here are the seats torn out. More detail on that later! It took about 5 hours of pain removing the rusty bolts under the summer heat.
Flash forward: here we are today! We have been living full time in the Grand-Mothership for several months. We are excited to show you photos of the process and reveal the completed interior (which, in my point of view, will never be “complete” because I enjoy remodeling so much). Stay tuned!
As always, BE WELL!
Cece & Riley