84 Express

This family of four have no regrets trading in the bricks and mortar for the road and rubber!

Living BusLife Since:

April 2018

Name of the Bus::

84 Express

Size of the Bus:

10 metres

Bus Make:

1967 Bedford

84 Express

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! 

On Board

  • Ben
  • Caroline
  • Bella
  • Penny

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.

Interesting Facts

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.

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