The royal throne aka our @naturesheadtoilet
This crapper cost us a pretty penny but after 8 months of putting it to the test, we are really glad we made the investment.
Highly recommend it, also highly recommend very closely monitoring the pee bucket. 🤪 side note: Potty training should be pretty interesting.
1,154299 hours ago
breakfast tacos in progress. 🥰 what are some of your favorite meals to make while camping? i would love some new ideas! x
5,2036613 hours ago
Went to the re-use it center to find some wood and left with recycled glass tiles and all the supplies needed to tile around our woodstove for only 10 dollars. It looks neat when the light catches the different colours of glass. Impulse buy at its finest👌🏼
I’ve had my eye on this beautiful, intricately detailed 10” tall statue of the Morrigan for a few months now and recently went ahead and purchased it. I’m really not usually a fan of trinkets or things that sit on a shelf and collect dust but there is something about her that strikes me. She is magnificent both in character and in this statue form. In Celtic mythology she is a Warrior Goddess. To me she represents strength, femininity, grit, leadership, elegance, and confidence. Until the bus is done I will enjoy seeing her on my desk. Once the bus is completed, I will find a special place in my tiny home to have her on display 😊
602 hours ago
Got my new @simpli_safe security system delivered today! I’ve been eyeing this system for a few months and since It was 50% off for Black Friday/cyber monday I decided, why not? Can’t wait to set it up for my tiny home tomorrow! 😍 #skoolie#fanithebus
242 hours ago
Ain't nothin' like a good mini road trip down to #rva for no reason other than you heart says "Go." Driving my bus to Richmond and back via #us1 was a wonderful ride for me and the bus.
It seems like back roads are the sweet spot as my bus ran wonderfully. Great performance and barely burned a quarter tank of fuel from start to finish each way. I may just do all of my road trips using U.S. highways instead of interstates just because of how easier it is on the bus. I see more natural scenery and interesting places on the highways and I don't have to run full throttle like I'd have to on the interstate.
More to come! Photo taken in Arrestafi...I mean #chesterfieldcountyva during a fuel stop.
It's been a while since we posted. We've been busy here in Utah with another conversion. Catch it out in our stories, but for now here is a photo of our living room/dinning room/kitchen. What do you think? What is a must have for you in your own space?
Never spread/dump your #WoodStoveAshes until they've sat outside of the fireplace for at least 24 hours. Preferably in a metal container. Wood ashes are great for your garden as they are rich in #Potassium and #Lime . They will also help retain moisture in topsoil for crops that are delicate for the first week or two. Being able to witness the entire and complete life cycle of a hardwood tree is pretty RAD! It served as a fence for 40 years, then it became my fuel for heat, cooking and laundry. I will now spread it back over the ground for it to assist me in my own self-sustaining quest while simultaneously returning it to its very creator to start whole process over again!! #TreeCircleOfLife 😉♻️🔌💯☀️ #SafetyFirst#OneMoreUse#Reusing
Welcome to a part of our home you’ve never seen! Did you know that we used to have the Separett compost toilet when we first moved in— we found it wasn’t quite for us and had a traditional flush installed. 🚽
Our van is looking for a new home! Kinda sad but it’s time for us to say goodbye. I’ll post it to other threads soon but wanted friends to have first dibs if there’s any interest. She’s not perfect but she got us through our trip without issues and still runs strong. Message me for additional info!
I've been laughing for a solid 15 minutes at this pic I just got of @finnigantheshorkie 🤣 IDK what I'd do without this lil guy. He is the reason I keep going, best gift my mom ever blessed me with. 💗 I miss her so much.
Today I had a moment where I thought "why bother?". Everyone settle down I wasn't suicidal. LOL I just felt like what's the point? I've been struggling with mechanical shit with the bus since I moved into it. I felt like it's never going to happen I'm going to be stuck here forever freezing .
Then I remembered that my mom was pretty clear on what she wanted for me. It was not to be here freezing my ass off. It was too be out there doing all the things we talked about.
The plan is early to bed, early to rise and get the DAMNED speedometer cable fixed. Then by Saturday permanent plates. Somewhere in between buy a ladder and fix my windshield wiper LOL 🤣 kidding about buying a later. As long as everything else holds out mechanical wise I'll just start to head south towards warmer weather so I can spend less on heat! Way too cold here lately lol
As always thanks for looking! 💕
3206 hours ago
“Burn that midnight oil. You’ll look back and say it was worth it.” My message to myself when I’m very cold and tired.
123116 hours ago
Slab city - the so called "last free place in America". Driving down the dusty dirt road, away from civilization and into the wild desert. As some would say, it's all that remains of the wild west. We passed some tents, run down campers, ramshackle huts made from pallets and salvaged junk. Dirty dogs barked and ran along side the bus as we drove through the "town". We parked up by Low rd. (Loners on whees). There's no running water here, and no electricity. We awoke early to roosters crowing and dogs fighting. We walked down to the local slab city Oasis where there's seating, coffee for a buck, more dogs, and residents playing guitar and singing. This place isn't for everyone. And we'd be lying if we didnt feel out of our comfort zones. But isn't that what this adventure is about? Yes theres drug addiction here. Yes there's garbage and rubbish everywhere. Here's a community of people living without of mainstream society and its rules and expectations. In the middle of the desert.
We were greeted with friendly gratings and heard "welcome to slab city" walking by everyone. We were invited inside peoples homes. We danced with strangers into the wee hours of the night to an old salvaged stereo. We were reminded how powerful human connection is, and inspired by the amazing talented residents of this last free place in America. Peace out slab city✌🏼 #tiedyeisnotdead
This week is an important week here at the Human Experience. We have found purpose.
Earlier this week, we experienced a great loss of a good friend to the struggles of substance abuse, depression and the many other challenges that we all face as people trying to live a fulfilling life. His name was Gunner and though he may of had his own struggles he always had a smile to lend to anyone that needed it. He was caring and really meant a lot to us. It was meeting him at Electric Forest 2017 that our lives were changed forever and we decided to live in a skoolie. It was a moment to remember forever. We are both very honored to have known to him and dedicate our bus to him. With re-naming our Bus Gunner our mission now has full purpose. Gunner always wanted to help people with their struggles and let them know they are wanted and cared for. So we will continue his mission and carry on in his name.
Both of us want to help those that need a friend, the cheerleader, someone they can count on as family to help battle against the real struggles that we want to overcome but don’t know where to start. There are many avenues to get help if you are out there readying this. You aren't alone. You have purpose you just need to find what makes you passionate in a healthy positive matter. We will dedicate our bus life to learning and helping others to appreciate the dark times knowing the good ones are right there, balancing everything out. To teach others how to eat healthy and be healthy with mind and soul. Help people remember their passions or find new ones! No fads, no pills, just good ol' whole real foods and nature to reconnect with.
We are looking to volunteer and learn more about how to help others with their struggles better in the AZ area. So if you know someone that can help us point in the right direction please let us know! The Human Experience has a purpose now; to help you to grow into your own best human experience.💛
I am finding so much joy in this perfect little Christmas tree!
We are going through some harder times right now. It could be worse, but our hearts are heavy as we navigate some things.
But despite it, we are so joyful for the beauty of this season. Y'all, Christ was born into this world and understands the pain we endure while on the Earth, and He loves us so much. You can't get more beautiful than that.
Who am I, and what is this all about... Buckle up!
My name is Jonathan, I’m 25, and I’ve always been a pretty unconventional dude
Growing up in St. Louis, my idea of a good time was jumping down stairs on my skateboard or spending school nights snowboarding in the slush until 3am
After graduating high school my group of friends spread out across the country. We are still very close, which I am forever grateful for! I chose to go to Bradley University, a tiny liberal arts college in the midwest where I knew absolutely nobody. I wasn’t sure of this decision at first, but it was one of best decisions I’ve ever made!
As a college student I did a lot of things I never thought I’d do. I joined a fraternity. I served as president for multiple clubs on campus. I interned with Caterpillar Inc. I planned some of the largest campus events in history. I sold $250,000 in t-shirts. And I even spent a semester in Los Angeles working for Snapchat. The hustle was real!
I graduated from Bradley University in 2017, moved to Cleveland, and starting working full time with @universitytees as a Business Development Leader. I love my job and it challenges me every day 👕
In 2018 I expressed interest in taking my job on the road and traveling full-time. After months of planning, I set off on a 6-week “test run” in January 2019 that would ultimately decide my ability to work remotely and still perform at a high level
During this crazy 5,000 mile road trip I crossed 11 states, spent time with students on 8 campuses I supervise, went snowboarding every weekend, and celebrated my birthday in Los Angeles with friends from all stages of life. Then I sold my car and flew home!
Believe it or not, while on the road the team of students I supervise put up some of the highest sales numbers we’ve ever had! We carried that momentum the rest of the spring semester and my dreams really started taking shape
With the money I made selling my car, I bought a school bus!
I have some BIG plans for this bus, which will soon become home for Skye and I 🐶
Stay tuned, because tomorrow you’ll get to know more about Skye, our relationship, and our future skoolie!
74268 hours ago
Back in Maryland we acquired a raft from a guy named “Bear” (it’s a long story), and today we were finally able to test it out while visiting @congareenps 👍👍
13148 hours ago
#skoolie paint by flashlight, headlights and Spotlight we couldn't stop had to finish it tonight before the freeze came and the rain came.
108 hours ago
This is not a recent photo as I am currently writing this in my sweatpants and oversized hoodie as I feel terrible and tired today. I wanted to do a throw back picture since I really want to give this guy a HUGE shoutout for taking care of me, our family and our home bus, Alex. Who takes care of you when you aren’t having a great day? ✨
The ultimate sick beach bum experience 🤧 .
👋 We’re Libby & Anders! Follow our Serendipibus adventures of converting our 2005 Freightliner 🚌 into a traveling home! Blog link is in the bio !