Shake Down Trip #1

October 16, 2016 11:34 am Published by

Since we have finished the construction on our bus and our departure date isn’t until the end of the year, Zack and I have been trying to use the weekends to do small ‘shake down’ trips to find and fix any issues we have before...
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Completing Construction

October 1, 2016 3:37 pm Published by

Construction is complete!! “Whaaat?!?!”, you say. “The last post was about sealing the roof, and now y’all are done building!”  Yes. Yes we are. It took a little less than a year to do it, but we are now officially done with all the construction....
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Natural State Nomads - The Bus at Gulf Shores

The Inspiration Behind the Lifestyle

September 5, 2016 6:30 pm Published by

After I came home from work one day, Zack told me how he was talking with one of his co-workers when he learned that he lived in an RV. Like he had no house. And just traveled when he wanted to move. And just stayed...
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Sealing The Roof

February 22, 2016 9:00 am Published by

Arkansas is known for its weird weather. But having 60 degree days in January is pretty unusual, even for us. I am not complaining though. And working on a bus with temps in the high 30’s is a little brutal. So with great weather in...
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Installing Our Fan and Mapping Out The Floorplan

February 15, 2016 9:00 am Published by

After the subfloors were in, Annie and I set out to mask out our floorplan to get an idea of space and see if what we had planned would work for us.  It actually turned out pretty well, well enough that we’re comfortable with our...
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Subfloor

February 8, 2016 10:08 pm Published by

Subfloor! Its been entirely too long and my friends have been hounding me to make a blog post, so here goes! (It’s just much easier to be lazy and update Instagram…!) We only recently solved our dilemma with the leaks, but we didn’t want to...
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Eternabond, Routing Heater Lines, and Bus Plans

December 8, 2015 10:20 pm Published by

Toward the end of November we had finished prepping the floor for paint so I went ahead and laid the first coat of Rustoleum down.  A few days later, after the paint had dried, we were anticipating a huge rain storm to move through, so...
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Preparing The Floor For Paint

November 15, 2015 8:48 pm Published by

Zack went and picked up the bus last Friday from the shop. They didn’t have time to look at our last issue, intermittently working speedometer controls, but they did fix our ignition issue. Our bus now starts when you use the key. Hurrah!! We didn’t...
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A 2013 Retrospective: Big Sky Country

November 13, 2015 8:47 pm Published by

Zack and I took our first trip together to Montana in June 2013. We were going to visit a friend and explore a state that neither of us had been to. I don’t think we realized it at the time, but some of the best...
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Natural State Nomads - Monument Valley

A 2014 Retrospective: Our trip out West

November 6, 2015 8:02 pm Published by

Annie and I discussed sharing two of our previous trips that had a strong impact on us wanting to live this lifestyle. This is the story of our 2014 whirlwind trip which features New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. We hope you enjoy the photos...
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