I would say the bus is 3/4th finished.
It is visually looking good but has the potential to be much, much more.
Unfortunatly I have pushed my finacies, energy and time to its limit and will need to replenish the funds before returning to finish the project. At this point I am leaving the bus for the winter, allowing the water tank to fill, plants to grow and timber to grey.
The bus still needs to be decked out with pricey appliances such as a 12v roof fan (installed), small fire place or combustion stove (installed), gas or three way fridge, 12 volt water pump, caravan gas hot water system. I still need to employ the services of a plumber to connect the water tank to the kitchen and bathroom.
Slowly I will be able to purchase things like the bathroom tap wear, outdoor stools, paving stones and a gate!
Even more slowly I will be able to add a wall mounted pot rack and kitchen accessories. Missoni towels. A lovely throw for the bed. A more extensive stack of books. An indian fire pit from Kyo and do wonders with the garden.
I was initially fighting the end of the bus reno’s trying to push more and more towards this mythical ‘finale’. But I have now come to be comfortable with the progress made and feel a break will allow me to return with fresh ideas and approaches. My friends have been an enormous support and the mission to create a holiday home has not lost its motivation. It will continue to transform at a more civilised rate!
Keep checking out the blog as renovation progress continues and new ventures begin in Darwin.
Enjoy my i-phone tour.