Tim and Meg wanted to get out of the rut of office work and apartment life, so they converted a 1995 Thomas Vista into their cozy home on wheels.
The shorter bus still houses everything they need, like a kitchen (with an oven!), a mini wood-burning stove, and a snug back bedroom. They tell their bus life story below!
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Software Designer & Entrepreneur Cozy Bus Conversion
Tim and I started talking about doing the RV-conversion life in 2017 after feeling confined with years of apartment living and desk-job life.
After getting married in 2019, the hunt began. We pivoted and decided to go with a bus instead, for various reasons, including the ability to customize more and because of their safer frames.
In 2020, we finally found the right one: Clarence, a short bus, 24’ feet long. We named him, of course.
We did all the work ourselves. Tim learned how to do the electrical and plumbing, and we taught ourselves everything else that went with the build as well.
After two years of working on it some weeknights and many weekends while working full-time jobs, we finally started living in it in June 2022.
We had to live in a tent for two weeks because it wasn’t quite move-in ready by the time our apartment lease was up, but that was just part of the excitement.
In August 2022, we finally set sail and started on our journey toward the Southeast.
We both still work on the road. Tim is a full-time visual designer at a software company, and I (Meghan/Meg) own my own business called FeirMe Writing & Editing.
While we’ve had some challenges and met a few diesel mechanics along the way, we’ve been loving life on the road.
We are hoping to continue this lifestyle until we find a place that feels like a great fit to build another home and grow some tomatoes.
If anyone knows of any great land in the Southeast, let us know! We’d love to rent or buy a plot to park the bus for longer-term stays.
Zevia (the soda-substitute beverage) kept us going during those long, hard workdays.
Also, we’re thankful for God’s protection, especially during some harrowing moments… a loose wheel and hurricane, to name a couple of instances.
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Our big thanks to Tim & Meg for sharing! 🙏
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