Well, it's not THAT kind of a home show, it's a tour of our VW bus!
"You bought WHAT??" - Mel 2006
Nathan purchased this 1984 VW Pop-top Camper for $500 January 2006. I wasn't thrilled, but he needed a hobby and was excited to fix it up. Six short months later, the Lawrence family playhouse on wheels was ready to hit the road!
Nathan stripped the interior to it's metal frame. Patched the body a bit. Then put it back together. All of the cabinets and back area seating and curtains are original. I hope to reupholster the seats and make new curtains soon.
We installed a wood laminate flooring instead of carpet so we could keep it clean. It's so easy, just a few wipes with a Lysol wet wipe and the whole 'house' is fresh!
Nathan purchased used leather mini-van chairs from the driver and passenger seats, very comfy! The passenger seat swivels when we are parked so we have a sitting chair.
After sanding the exterior body and a new "Diet Coke red" paint job, it looked better than new! It's hard to miss us and we get a lot of fun looks as we drive along.
Come on in, no need to take your shoes off!
I can't stress the word mini enough when it comes to the fridge!
I'm missing one other smaller cupboard to the left of the fridge.
It holds one pot and a frying pan.
We are able to fit all our bedding in this tiny closed except for the mattress roll that I use in the pop-up area.
Nathan and Urban sleep on the fold out area on the bottom. I sleep all by myself up in the pop-out tent part where it is cooler!
Notice the very nutritious meal Urban is enjoying!
Dishes, and food items are stored above the sitting/sleeping area.
What isn't visible here is that the back of the van (where their heads are) is open to let in fresh air. There is a 'screen' that snaps into place to keep out the bugs.
I love having my own area to sleep in! I usually read or draw before bed for a while, sometimes too long! It's really quite comfy up there, it is usually cooler which is good for me!
These are just some miscellaneous pictures, kinda silly.
This is probably one of the most useful aspects of our bus. The head liner above the driver and passenger seat is a white board. It's very handy when we need to jot down a shopping list or a favorite camp spot, or items that need fixing on the bus.
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We've had many great road trips so far and can't wait for all the adventures that lay ahead!