Sunday, December 23, 2018

Joe Omundson

BB011: Sebustian

In early October I left Portland for Moab.

The bus is basically gutted with my stuff thrown in.

Bonneville Salt Flats:

Fall in Moab was 20 degrees colder that normal, and now it's winter. A friend is watching my plants for a while.

There are metal strips that run the length of the ceiling, embedded in the fiberglass, and I attached some 2"x2" strips to them.

I picked up some sheets of 2" foam board to insulate the ceiling. I'm using "Great Stuff" spray foam as an adhesive. (did not research this idea thoroughly so don't copy me)

After several hours of bracing they are adhered well.

Rear section of the bus almost done:

I built a bed, which gave me a lot of storage space and raised my mattress into warmer air. I may get a narrower mattress and adjust the width of the bed.

I did finally replace these snowflake sheets.

My stove needed to be cleaned:

Cleaned it

Bookshelf speakers: thrift store, $50 total ($30 pictured)
Pioneer speaker: craigslist this summer, $70(?)
Deep cycle battery: a local sold me his old boat battery, $40

This system of machines has granted me access to sound waves which are significantly greater in amplitude, equalization, precision, and (most notably) frequency range!

I installed a fan which can replace the air in my bus in less than a minute. It's located above my kitchen.
10 efficient speeds can run in forward or reverse, with the vent open or closed. Rain doesn't get in. There's also a thermostat feature. It was $200, but I think it will be worth it.

This pressure cooker kicks ass

I'll do a little bit more work before I leave for my trip starting in January.

The main thing that's kept me from finishing the ceiling is that I want to get the solar panels

If you were wondering about why I named it Sebustian: my friend thought of it, and I liked it better than anything I could think of.

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December 24, 2018 at 1:59 AM delete

I have the same shuttle. I named it Mrs. ColumBus. The prior owner's name was Maria. She was a saint for allowing me an extra 2 weeks to get it towed off her property. My middle name includes "Nina". Let's pretend that Christopher discovered America. He came over on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. So, I came to the conclusion that my shuttle should be called Mrs. ColumBus because we are going to discover America together.

John King
November 25, 2019 at 9:07 AM delete

This is wonderful. I would love to be able to do something like this, transform my lifestyle and explore minimalist living and travel, but my responsibilities as a husband and father preclude a life change this radical. Perhaps someday...