Six Australian friends decided to quit their jobs and move to Canada where they started “Project Moose” together. With no experience on car mechanics or carpentry, they undertook the task of converting a school bus into an RV. They have since spent the last three months exploring the United States together.
The 1986 Chevy Bluebird school bus cost $3,500 CAD.
No one had experience with this kind of project, but they were prepared as they could be with layout plans.
And then removed much of the interior. “We dumped around 500kg of chairs and interior panelling we stripped.”
“This is about 90% done view from the front looking back. Couches (also act as 5th and 6th beds), kitchen benches and the dividing walls. The door opposite the fridge is a cupboard for storage and our emergency toilet.”
“The moose’s first bath. 5 days before we leave for Coachella and still not painted. Leaving the bus yellow just wasn’t an option since it is illegal in most states in the US to have a private school bus that color.”
“After much “discussion” we settled on white and green. We used tremclad, which is a metal paint with a rust-proofing ingredient. We did two coats of white and three coats of green for the stripes.”
The first family photo in Montana.
Then, they were off for their 3 month journey!