About 2 years ago I came across this Bluebird bookmobile bus at an auction in Oregon. Having bought a regular school bus before and done a part conversion, I realized this would be the perfect platform for my new home on the road. Plans changed for a while and the conversion was put on hold, but I recently picked up work on the bus conversion again, so I figured I will start a build thread here and probably ask you guys lots of questions as I go along.
I will soon be renting out my house to save up money for a 1+ year journey across the world. (could turn in to 2 or 3 years). I hope to leave in no more than 2 years from now and will be using the bus to drive all across the US and Canada and possible south from there. I will buy a different vehicle in Europe to travel the rest of the world, and when I return, the bus will be my home until I find a new job and place to live again.
You will be able to follow along on the build both here and on my facebook page. My Facebook page has some more pictures and I will also use that to post all my other travels and adventures as well some of my photography and videos. https://www.facebook.com/followalmanzo
Here are some pictures of what the bus looked like after I drove her home from Oregon:
I started to take out the bookcases, they are build very rigid and I broke my rubber hammer in the process
I pressure washed the whole bus, got rid of the old writing, named the bus Almanzo and applied some new logos.
Put a queen size bed in the back
Loaded up all my camping gear and went for a road trip to California
After that my initial plans somewhat changed and the bus mainly just sat in my yard except for a few short trips.
But the last few weeks I have been working on the bus again and I hope to finally finish the conversion by the end of the year.
More updates t follow soon....