This family of four have no regrets trading in the bricks and mortar for the road and rubber!
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Our next guests are Ben, Caroline, Bella, Penny and the ‘84 Express! In late 2017 this adventurous tribe set out in the ‘84 Express. After a long search all across Victoria, Ben and Caroline found her. Already decked out with an open plan living area, bunk beds for the girls and all the other essentials, the only thing needed was a full tank of fuel and a destination!
Imagine what it would be like growing a business making baby wraps in a bus!
Living in a small space can take some getting used to, so why not do it properly with rolls of material, sewing machines and kids! Caroline built her business https://www.burrowbaby.com.au over the past few years to help the family finances along.
Ben also chips in by getting on the tools as a carpenter.
The ‘84 Express has 600 W of solar panels that powers their 12V needs. 305 Ah of batteries, 150 L of fresh water, toilet, shower, gennie and aircon all combine to allow a comfortable couple of weeks of grid. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget Caroline’s favourite appliance, the Thermomix!
A Couple of Questions
Where did you find the bus?
We found it online. Once we sold the house and got back to Victoria, we started searching really hard across every website. We drove all over Victoria looking at buses and we saw this one. The most difficult thing with old buses, is their roadworthyness.
It took us around a month and a half to find this bus (the ‘84 Express). We found there are a lot of buses on the market.
What do you like most about bus life?
The freedom! Tomorrow you can just drive south, north or west. Just go somewhere new and stay, and if you don’t like it, then just move again and keep cruising around.
The Tripping Gypsies
Living in their bus Margie for 5 years, this family of 6 (four humans, one dog and a snake!) have everything they need to live healthy and fulfilled lives. From home schooling to rebuilding engines, having four walls around this mob is simply not an option!
Reggie Dabus is a 40 foot, no luxury spared, monster! Literally a one bedder on wheels, Webby and Vicky are living the dream cruising around Oz from one gig to the next. But please, let’s not mention the fuel economy!