Ruminations of a Road Rambler: One Year Anniversary
As of today, I’ve been living on a bus for exactly one year and two
weeks. Many folks have been curious about my life as a nomad, so I
thought I’d take a moment to share my experiences after this 12 month
milestone. Click the link below for all the details.
First some stats on my rolling home: My home is a 1997 Prevost bus
which was manufactured in Canada as an standard bus and converted into
a motor home the same year by Liberty Coach in North Chicago, IL. The
bus has 340 square feet of interior space (40′ length x 102" wide)
along with a "basement" for storage (where your luggage would be stored
on a Greyhound bus). I get between 6 and 8 MPG depending on how fast
I’m driving and what type of terrain I’m covering. I also tow a Jeep
Liberty, which I can easily connect or disconnect in less than two
minutes. In order to afford this lifestyle, I sold my house in the
mountains west of Boulder, CO and have a few things in storage (which
takes up less space than a one car garage). This allows me to have no
debt of any kind (no mortgage, car payments, or credit card debt).
digital artist Maggie Taylor, who had me as their guest for a day. The
shear number of people I’ve run into over the last year is staggering.
The bus is a very popular place during conferences and trade shows.
I’ve had quite a few parties on the bus. Having a dozen friends on the
bus makes for a comfortable gathering… but when over 30 people show up
it gets to be a little crowded.