The Big Blue Bus

I want to homeschool out of bus with a little bookshelf filled with all our favorite books. And I want to take our piano along. The piano I’m going to paint blue. I want to park next to a lake and listen to rain fall outside while we play charades. I want to spend this time as a family, building confidences and instilling vision. These days won’t last forever. I want to make them count.

A converted bus for a family of six in Alaska. More info. here.



  1. Paul April 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Looks and sounds like a great plan to me!

  2. Andreas April 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Excellent adventure. Love the all white look and general simplicity of the bus.

    Were it me, I’d add a kitchen (easy) and a bathroom (slightly more complex). I am just about to get a composting toilet installed in our vintage Airstream, so there’s no black tank to worry about.

    • DeLaney July 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      I am curious as to what composting toilet you’ve chosen for your Airstream. I am looking for those myself but would not like to pay 1,000- which is what they’re all nearly listed for. Are you building your own? And if so how do you plan on disposing of the waste?

  3. Colleen April 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! But, what does it look like with all of your stuff moved in? And, why no kitchen space?

  4. Cookie April 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    My hubby and I did this about 35 years ago with our two young daughters and a converted school-bus. We loved it!!!

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  6. Oz aria April 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I live in Toronto Canada. As u may know we have 4 seasons. Our weather is cold at Tim es and unpredictable. I love the Idea of living in a small house or converted bus. Is it possible to own one in a city like Toronto, if u own a piece of property. Are they converted into weather friendly climates? How much would that cost .? Could u please send price list and several available models, plus additional info as to what is involved in order to own a dream come true. Independence.

  7. Liz May 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply


  8. Design Feria July 9, 2014 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Ideal for trips nad traveling. I can see only one problem – driver licens for such a big venihle

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