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Old 07-27-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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My Skoolie's Gonna be on Cable TV Tonight (Mon)

Hey everyone, I wish I could have been more active on here while I have been finishing up (for now) my bus, but I've been busy as heck getting her done!

I was filmed by crews for the last 3 months of the build and the episode will be on the HGTV network. The show is called "Tiny House, Big Living" and tonights episode will feature The Queen of Peace.

I have no idea if I'll look like a genius or an idiot, but at least I'll be famous, hahaha.

Quick stats on my bus:
1982 Bluebird/International
20" Roof Raise
1200 Watts Solar Power
Rooftop Deck
Custom cabinetry and murphy bed/desk combo
AND LOADS MORE!

Dont judge my work too bad based on the show. A lot of stuff was filmed, "just for show" and so yeah, you know it turned out nicer when all was said and done.

All in all, about 9 months, $20,000 and now I get to live in my bus on a beautiful farm outside Boulder, CO

My instagram is @lookatthatbus and it has loads more photos, etc in it.

Life is good.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:46 PM   #2
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Congrats!
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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I had been following you on instagram. I will try and dig through your post history, but I am very curious about how the spray foam went for you. I had originally wanted to, but the ease and cost of going with rigid board insulation is so tempting.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
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Great!!!!
Now every Fred & Ethel are going to want to build a skoolie....



Ethel: "Fred, can you come look at what this man did to this old school bus?!"

Fred: "Yes, Ethel"

Ethel: "Oh Fred, just look at that!"

Fred: "Yes Ethel"

Ethel: "Fred, wouldn't it be so cool to go up north and see the grandkids before they grow up?"

Fred: "Yes, Ethel"

Ethel: "Fred, do you think you could do that to a school bus?"

Fred: "Yes, Ethel" (you see the pattern here, right?)

Ethel: "Fred, can we buy a bus and convert it into a motorhome?"

Fred: "Yes, Ethel"

Ethel: "Oh Fred, that would be swell!"

Fred: "Yes, Ethel"

Fred: "now, go fix me a sammich!"

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Old 07-27-2015, 07:38 PM   #5
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Awesome man, got my alarm set!!!
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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That was terrible! Dude ugh you eat cat poop

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Old 07-27-2015, 11:19 PM   #7
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Cool.
They recently featured the tiny house builders down the street on that program.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:14 AM   #8
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I watched the show tonite...how cool is that.

I've been rubbing elbows with celebrities.

It was great to see (kind of in person) what I've only seen pictures of.

I loved the 68"/86" mixup. You were extra lucky that it happened like it did & you were able to go with the flow on it.

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Old 07-28-2015, 09:05 AM   #9
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What is this cable tv you speak of?
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:47 AM   #10
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Sounds cool. Do you know if your episode will be avail online at any time?
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