Hey world, it’s been a while since we’ve updated. We’re up in the northern Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, right near the NH/VT border. I went out for a little walk this morning in the mist, and took a few photos. I’m pretty sure we actually just live in a fairy tale…
The Anne Marie is a vegetable oil powered school bus that, after a long and fulfilling career shuttling the school children of Dexter, Minnesota to and from class, retired to explore this great country of ours. The Anne Marie has traveled over 10,000 miles from coast to coast, nearly entirely powered by vegetable oil, bringing anyone interested along for the ride.
The Anne Marie is on the brink of a new stage, which will allow several occupants to live full time, in four seasons, wherever they please. In the end, we're looking at a 280 sq ft home on wheels, looking to bring smiles and adventure to all who cross her path.
While our conversion is still underway, we thought we’d make a little walk-through to show everyone where things stand. Just about every project in the bus is about 3/4 complete, which is both exciting and stressful. Take a look!
There are loads of guides about how to make a simple composting toilet with a bucket. A lot of those guides leave out how to build and add to the compost pile. Here’s a really decent video that has mirrored my experience so far.