6 October 12
Before we can move into the bus and resume our travelling lifestyle, we need to get its bones in proper alignment. This has been a slow process, but it’s necessary to ensuring we’re comfortable in our new home.
The first step was insulation. I used polystyrene cut-offs and reflective foam from local sellers.
The bed was made with the assistance of a local sail-maker and a resourceful friend with tools.
Floorcoverings are David’s speciality. In his absence, I used our existing materials and tools and fit it myself. I think I did a pretty good job, but my tradesmanship wouldn’t withstand the scrutiny of an expert.
I outsourced the cabinet-making to someone a friend recommended. My woodworking skills may be okay for small projects, but I can’t tackle anything this big.
Now that the skeleton is in place, it’s time to start decorating! This is the fun part of the job for me, and it’ll probably take a couple of months before I’m ready to show off the result.