Hey guys! My names Nadine - a Aussie girl who started travelling South America in 2017. 3 weeks into my travels and on a whim I bought a bus and fitted it out to be my home.
In 2017 a public school bus from Chile was was renovated and turned into a rolling community with the help of fellow travelers. Fitted out with 5 beds and kitchen it’s a revolving door for anyone willing to share the experience. My dream is to drive across 14 countries from Chile to Canada.
I am currently in Panama, parked in a little surf town called playa venoa doing some renovations to the bus and surfing.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This will give you an insight into bus life on the road and a very different travelling experience you will never forget. You will learn new things everyday, we take each day as it comes and have fun as we go. Life on the road travelling is very different to hostels and the normal travel life. It’s a home environment and the bus becomes a community and a family. It is always an adventure and unpredictable.
The involvement in the project is to help with the appropriate care and maintenance the bus requires after being in storage for 8 months.
The idea is to re vamp the bus -
- paint outside
- outdoor shower
- fan & solar panels
- Fix roof
- set up the outside projector to screen surf films or movies.
in between renovating we can surf, explore the town and party at night if you like. It’s rainy season so depending on the weather we chill a lot.
We have no time limits so we take it as it comes and go with the flow.
Building or general maintenance experience is ideal but not needed - we can learn as we go.
You will have a your own bed in the bus. There is a double bed, single or fold out sofa to choose to sleep in. The bus is shared living, open space with minimal privacy. You will have a place to put your belongings. We don’t have toilets or showers, however there are plenty of restaurants, hotels, nature or hostels to available to freshen up. I will provide one light meal per day and if then we can share the cost of food and groceries. We have a gas cooker on the bus.
Bus life is slow and we take everyday as it comes. We tend to stick to the coast and spend our days surfing and relaxing. Reading a book, cooking or doing some arts and crafts. I have no time frame to renovating the bus so it’s very chill. Id like for you to enjoy the surroundings we are in while giving the bus the TLC it requires.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week