Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 2220 Conversion

Instructions and Help about Can Form 2220 Conversion

The great American road trip is a true bucket list item for so many of us and yet sadly few of us will ever actually make it happen in our lifetime today though I've traveled to Wilmington North Carolina to meet an adventurous young couple who have taken an ex school bus and transformed it into an incredible off-grid home on wheels that let them in their family take life to the road Music they look hey how's the God good mate hey Rachel hi how are you lovely to meet you guys this is a bus that looks like it has absolutely cut out for adventure uh-huh it is haha how did you guys actually come up with the idea of converting a school bus and taking it on the road it was actually kind of a friend that tipped us off to the whole idea of a school II which is what this is called and thought about it talked about it and we never even knew what it was honestly but within two months of even hearing the existed who bought a bus and you did all of the conversion work on this yourself didn't you we did yeah we've done everything ourselves it took us about a year and a half an ounce finishing homonym when you start a project like this did you did you already have skills did you know what you were doing or was it a big learning curve a little bit of both I've definitely done a lot of work in the trades about 10 years and welding and fabricating and all that it was kind of my usual forte but good to learn a lot too you know do all of the components the electrical the solar and this is the bus that really looks like it's designed to go places as well as you've got quite a bit of solar on the roof you're off the grid investing on it yeah a completely off the grid I've got like 900 watts of solar and a four battery bank and plenty of ground clearance for we want to play deep and you've even got some extra toys threat to the bus as well for when you talked out yep that's four you know once we roll into a city or somewhere where the driving gets a little too tight for a giant school bus we can park it and grab the bikes well I can't wait to have a look inside and say what you've done with the place all right let's check in huh all right oh this is seriously cold this is way higher than most of the buses I've seen before as well you've only done a bit of work extending it yeah we breathe the route 20 inches from the original bus that's quite a bit yeah it was a living undertaking but as a welder I was going to show it really make all the difference as well because it's totally opened up the space and this is probably one of the most spacious feeling buses I've ever been inside mm-hmm it definitely helps to feel a lot wider than it is by not seeing the ceiling right in your line of vision also the way that you've actually put the wood on the ceiling as well definitely helps to give it more of that homely feel banding inside here right now it does not at all feel like being inside of us that was one of the goals with raising the roof was to make it feel less like a bus and more like an actual home we're in the kitchen right now and it's a great size isn't it you've got a lot of room here to work yeah it's awesome I am used to being in the kitchen I was a baker before we moved into this so the kitchen is my place so I definitely wanted a big one it's things like that that can make all the difference a you don't want to be compromising on the things that you have to do day to day if you're cooking in pokey little spaces it can really make small space little difficult definitely and with this kitchen we're able to cook any meal that you know we were able to do in an old house we haven't really had to compromise we actually ended up with some extra storage yes we didn't even end up filling up all the cabinets with kitchen stuff alone it worked out great and the living space is a really nice size area as well you've got the lovely dining table here good sized sofa and no home is really complete without a Wi-Fi or is that right that really that really completes the homey touch and our living room actually there's a lot more than you'd see you know so like the table can fold down up against the wall and both chairs are stackable so you can kind of open up this whole space and the couch as well can fold out into a bed and it has storage underneath so again making use of all of the multifunction of the furniture but what I love about this is it still just works completely as it is without having to do anything if you need a table you don't have to go through all of the effort right now of folding it out every time you want a meal right and that was a big consideration because you definitely like you said don't want to have to go through steps just to use something that we use every single day so the table is always up but it can go down the chairs can stack the couch can fold into a bed but as it is it's normally ready to use now which of you is the designer here because there's some seriously