I guess I haven't looked at that Facebook posting in a while. As of today it has 187,438 likes, 42,264 shares, and 15,196 comments. Wow! Here's the link to the Facebook post about the blog post about the bus.
Some popular blog came across these photos a while back and did a post on it. Their facebook posting, that linked to the blog post, got over 11,000 likes and over 3,000 comments within a day. Then several other blogs grabbed copies of the photos, and we started getting reports from friends around the world that they came across our bus photos in some random place and recognized them. I plan to replace this page with a showcase of the bus, including more photos and some information about how I built it. Stay tuned . . .
I'll leave this page up for a while so you can marvel at the photos, but the bus has sold — a young couple has made it their home in the North Cascades.
For your entertainment, here's the ad from when we were selling it:
Beautiful, 1978 International, 35' bus with custom, all-wood interior, full kitchen and living space, wood stove, and roof deck (everything but a bathroom).
We've lived and traveled in it, and used it as an office, artist studio, and guest house. The wood stove keeps it toasty warm in the winter - we've spent comfortable winters in it, in the high Rockies of Colorado and New Mexico, as well as California, Oregon and Washington. It looks pretty plain on the outside, but on the inside you hardly know you're in a bus - it feels like a combination of a contemporary studio loft and a log cabin. It could be a great alternative to a yurt or tipi if you're looking for a portable outbuilding, home or studio.
- Bamboo floor
- Pine tongue-n-groove ceiling
- Oak kitchen cabinets with Boos maple butcher-block counter tops
- Designer sink & faucet
- 20" range - and there's room to replace it with a 25" range
- Pine-board closet & pine shelves
- Wood stove
- Fully insulated
- Fir deck on roof
It runs and drives well. A mechanic went through it a couple years ago and said everything is in good shape except the power steering box is showing signs of wear. We've put very few miles on it since then. But I would recommend some mechanical investment before using it for any extensive travel - just because it's older and has been sitting a lot in recent years.
It has a gas engine (451) with a 5-speed tranny (including granny gear).