- With only one year left in college Alden Simmer and Alex King were tired of paying for run down dorms rooms or college houses to rent. They decided that a school bus conversion would be much more cost effective and comfortable so they set out to purchase and convert a full size school bus into a tiny home on wheels.

I was able to catch them just before they headed off for their last year in college and got to ask them a couple questions about their bus conversion and what they plan to do after college is over. I was glad to hear that they have big plans for the bus after college and it will be interesting to see how far the bus will take them.





- Mark and Karin met in South Africa and when they decided to move back to the US they wanted something more than a stationary home. The bought and converted their bus for around $6,500 - $7k and now travel the US together. They've found the hardest and easiest part of bus life is being in someone's company 24/7 without a place to escape and have your own personal space. As Karin says in the interview, "...he's seen me poop. I've smelt his farts...".

Bus life with another person makes it that much more interesting and these two share some insight on what it's been like and how they've adapted from living out of backpacks to upgrading into a short school bus conversion.





- Once home to basketball teams in Texas, this 1962 GM Coach bus now serves its purpose as a Tiny Home for Emily and her boyfriend Jack in Moab, UT. With over 1 million miles (yes, million) on the body and around 600,000 on the second motor, this spacious bus is enough to make you drool over when it comes to the inside. A reclaimed cow trough for the bathtub, heated floors, a pot belly stove and full size fridge make living in this bus comfortable. Well, minus the desert heat in summertime... 

I met Emily one morning at a coffee shop in Moab while I was catching up on some emails. I was wearing one of our Bus Life Adventure shirts and she asked me "Where did you get that shirt?" I explained that I lived in a bus full time and it was a website and brand name I started. She then proceeded to tell me that she lives in a bus too! And the real kicker is that she was parked a stones throw from where I had my bus parked at the time. Small world. I met Emily after her shift at the coffee shop and she gave me an awesome tour of her mansion. Enjoy the video tour below and check out the full written interview here.


Life In The Bus Lane - Episode 6

- Written By: Brock Butterfield -

The last episode of Life In The Bus Lane took us to Valdez, AK where we set up camp in the Tailgate Alaska parking lot. As with any Alaska snowboarding there were the cloudy days and the waiting (or drinking) game but when it went "code blue" we made the most of our time and got after it. We pushed further onto the Tonsina, Tasnuna and Deserted glaciers and found some new and unique lines.

We witnessed Kaelin Bamford and Mike Hood descend on a burly line that ripped out into an avalanche right in front of Kaelin. He recaps the experience in an interview while sitting in the outhouse at 19 mile. Alaska is no joke and we learn something new every year we are here in the Chughach National Forest.

Watch as the Bus Life Adventure crew ends the filming for Life In The Bus Lane with a bang and some of that Alaskan champagne snow.