Select and Convert Your Bus Into a Motorhome on a Shoestring

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Author: Ben Rosander

Publisher: rv-busconversions.com

ISBN: 9780972470414

Category: Transportation

Page: 108

View: 1818

This is an easy to read primer for anyone contemplating this rewarding project. While not a comprehensive manual or step by step instruction book, it is loaded with practical tips and both the postitive and negative aspects on bus conversions. This book is a must read for both the novice and experienced converter.

Bus Conversion Floor Plans

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Author: Ben Rosander

Publisher: RV-Busconversions.com

ISBN: 9780972470452

Category: Transportation

Page: 108

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"Bus Conversion Floor Plans" includes photographs and floor plans from more than 50 bus conversions, and excerpts from such resources as "Galey's Bus Converter's Bible" and "Plachno's Beginner's Guide To Converted Coaches."

Portable Houses

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Author: Irene Rawlings,Mary Abel

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586853471

Category: House & Home

Page: 96

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Portable Houses features traditional movable dwellings around the world, from a houseboat in Sausalito to a gypsy wagon in the English countryside. Authors Irene Rawlings and Mary Abel provide essential information on making movable homes functional and practical, along with chapters on acquiring the necessary tools and gear for travel, problem solving with each type of portable house, and converting the dream into highway-legal reality. With photography of some of the world's most ingenious and unique portable structures, Portable Houses will inspire the migratory-minded to turn ordinary modes of transportation into creative living spaces. Rawlings proves that it really is possible for the dedicated, nomadic, do-it-yourselfer to make the road a comfortable home!

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

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Author: Kimberley Mok

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682682501

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 328

Reborn as cozy homes, these retired school buses are ready to hit the road. For homeowners seeking a simpler life and apartment dwellers dreaming of their own space, tiny houses represent an inspiring, attainable ideal. For those fueled by wanderlust, converted buses—they call them “skoolies”—take the tiny house adventure one step further. And unlike the bohemian house buses of 1960s counterculture, many of today’s conversions adhere to a contemporary aesthetic of sleek minimalism. In The Modern House Bus, journalist Kimberley Mok shares ten buses that are sure to inspire. These are families following a new American dream that values financial freedom over square footage, adventure over manicured lawns. Designed to fit the owner’s lifestyle and needs, these conversions are filled with inventive architectural details, creative materials, and unique style. With photographs of the buses and their breathtaking surroundings, floor plan diagrams, and space-saving hacks, this is a book for aspiring bus- owners and armchair adventurers alike.

Educational Travel on a Shoestring

Frugal Family Fun & Learning Away from Home

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Author: Judith Waite Allee,Melissa L. Morgan

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 0877882045

Category: Education

Page: 383

View: 4398

Shows parents how they can help their children learn--and have a blast--while traveling, offering practical information for parents who want to have more fun with their kids, build closer family ties, and enjoy richer educational experiences--all without spending a fortune.Original.

The Bus Converter's Bible

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Author: Dave Galey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781890461201

Category: Transportation

Page: 332

View: 7164

A definitive guide to the planning and fabrication of a luxury motorhome from a highway bus shell. The book is divided into six sections: structural modifications, plumbing, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, interior design and exterior design.

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

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Author: Kimberley Mok

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682682501

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 3509

Reborn as cozy homes, these retired school buses are ready to hit the road. For homeowners seeking a simpler life and apartment dwellers dreaming of their own space, tiny houses represent an inspiring, attainable ideal. For those fueled by wanderlust, converted buses—they call them “skoolies”—take the tiny house adventure one step further. And unlike the bohemian house buses of 1960s counterculture, many of today’s conversions adhere to a contemporary aesthetic of sleek minimalism. In The Modern House Bus, journalist Kimberley Mok shares ten buses that are sure to inspire. These are families following a new American dream that values financial freedom over square footage, adventure over manicured lawns. Designed to fit the owner’s lifestyle and needs, these conversions are filled with inventive architectural details, creative materials, and unique style. With photographs of the buses and their breathtaking surroundings, floor plan diagrams, and space-saving hacks, this is a book for aspiring bus- owners and armchair adventurers alike.

Rolling Shelter

Vehicles We Have Called Home

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Author: Kelly Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780916289379

Category: Buses

Page: 72

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Rolling Shelter is a personal account of Kelly and Rosana Hart's life in two different buses, three vans, two small motor homes, two travel trailers combined into one house, and two cars. Kelly tells stories of how they traveled through Mexico and Guatemala in a small van and then later developed a splendid home on their llama ranch in the mountains of Oregon. This book will inspire you and give you some ideas for how you might take advantage of vehicles to provide shelter in your life. In full color, the book features over 200 photographs and 5 detailed floor plans. With descriptions of how the conversions were accomplished, it is valuable both as an overview of vehicular dwelling and as a construction manual for how you might convert your own. One of the true joys of living in a vehicle is that it can be moved to new and exciting locations with relative ease. If you like to travel, but prefer to have your own bed and your own kitchen, then consider living in a motor home of some sort. The chapters include: "Our First Bus Home" shows the artistic conversion of a school bus parked on the rugged California coast. "Extra Wheels" describes a versatile step van and a Navy radar van used as a film studio. "Van Dwelling" features a Ford Econoline van equipped for travel into remote places and a VW Vanagon camper. "Juniper Ridge" shows how they made a unique home combining two long travel trailers into one home that could accommodate some of their llamas. "Tortuga & CanDo" were both small Dolphin motor homes built on Toyota trucks. "Here & There" was a full scale conversion of a 40 foot inter-city bus in which they traveled around the western United States.

The Bush Concert

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Author: Helga Visser

Publisher: Omnibus Books

ISBN: 9781862918863

Category: Birds

Page: 29

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There has been a terrible drought and the birds put on a gala concert to cheer themselves up. There is singing and dancing and magic tricks, but the final performance is the perfect end to a wonderful bush concert.

How to Live in a Car, Van, Or RV

And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom

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Author: Bob Wells

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781479215898

Category: Travel

Page: 178

View: 9769

Are you sick of the rat race, working at a job you hate and still just barely surviving? Are you ready to do it for the rest of your life? Or have you been laid-off or "downsized" and can't afford to live anymore. If so this book is for you. In it I give detailed directions how to get rid of your rent or mortgage payment and live in a vehicle.That way you can get out of debt, save money, travel and live free. You can live on so little money you can tell your boss to, "Take this job and shove it!" Sound good? Let's get started!

Americruise

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Author: Lawrence F. Lihosit

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977679499

Category:

Page: 108

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The author and his wife had settled into a bohemian routine working minimum wage jobs, studying and rubbing elbows with actors, painters, musicians and writers. A sister in-law visits and unwittingly creates a whirlwind of change with a road trip - crossing America from coast to coast and returning by a more northern route via Canada. Running on empty from the outset, their struggles offer a unique vision.

Death Mountain

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Author: Sherry Shahan

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 1561456799

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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Almost a year ago, Erin's mother Lannie suddenly left home without any explanation. Now Lannie wants to see her. "Give your mother a chance," Gram tells Erin as she takes her to the Greyhound station. But Erin feels miserable and unsure about seeing Lannie. When Erin loses her bus ticket, she hitches a ride with Mae and her older brother, Levi. Erin, an experienced outdoor enthusiast, joins the two siblings on a hike along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The trails are crowded with hikers as a deadly storm suddenly descends upon the mountain. When lightning strikes, everyone scrambles for safety and Erin and Mae become separated from the others. As the days pass, the two stranded and lost girls must rely on their own determination and skills, as well as each other, to survive hunger, freezing nights, exhaustion, and injuries. Author Sherry Shahan has created sympathetic, memorable characters in Erin and Mae. Her dramatic story displays perceptive insights into the conflicted hearts and minds of teenagers, as well as a thorough understanding of the natural world and technical details of mountaineering. An afterword includes an explanation of Shahan's own harrowing alpine adventure that inspired the novel.

Pattern Recognition

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Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904461

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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One of the most influential and imaginative writers of the past twenty years turns his attention to London - with dazzling results. Cayce Pollard owes her living to her pathological sensitivity to logos. In London to consult for the world's coolest ad agency, she finds herself catapulted, via her addiction to a mysterious body of fragmentary film footage, uploaded to the Web by a shadowy auteur, into a global quest for this unknown 'garage Kubrick'. Cayce becomes involved with an eccentric hacker, a vengeful ad executive, a defrocked mathematician, a Tokyo Otaku-coven known as Eye of the Dragon and, eventually, the elusive 'Kubrick' himself. William Gibson's new novel is about the eternal mystery of London, the coolest sneakers in the world, and life in (the former) USSR.

Naked

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Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316073622

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means. This remarkable journey into his own life follows a path of self-effacement and a lifelong search for identity, leaving him both under suspicion and overdressed.

How to Be Invisible

Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

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Author: J. J. Luna

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250015154

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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"Fascinating... a regular field manual... meticulously researched and very entertaining." --G. Gordon Liddy A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the essential guide to preserving your personal security From cyberspace to crawl spaces, new innovations in information gathering have left the private life of the average person open to scrutiny, and worse, exploitation. In this thoroughly updated third edition of his immensely popular guide How to Be Invisible, J.J. Luna shows you how to protect your home address, hide your ownership of vehicles and real estate, use pagers with dumbphones, switch to low-profile banking and invisible money transfers, use alternate signatures, and how to secretly run a home-based business. J.J. Luna is an expert and highly trained security consultant with years of experience protecting himself, his family, and his clients. Using real life stories and his own consulting experience, J.J. Luna divulges legal methods to attain the privacy you crave and deserve, whether you want to shield yourself from casual scrutiny or take your life savings with you and disappear without a trace. Whatever your needs, Luna reveals the shocking secrets that private detectives and other seekers of personal information use to uncover information and then shows how to make a serious commitment to safeguarding yourself. There is a prevailing sense in our society that true privacy is a thing of the past. In a world where privacy concerns that only continue to grow in magnitude, How to Be Invisible, Third Edition is a critical antidote to the spread of new and more efficient ways of undermining our personal security. Privacy is a commonly-lamented casualty of the Information Age and of the world's changing climate--but that doesn't mean you have to stand for it. This new edition of J. J. Luna's classic manual contains step-by-step advice on building and maintaining your personal security, including brand new chapters on: - The dangers from Facebook, smartphones, and facial recognition - How to locate a nominee (or proxy) you can trust - The art of pretexting, aka social engineering - Moving to Baja California Sur; San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; Cuenca, Ecuador; or Spain's Canary Islands - The secrets of international privacy, and much more!

Build Your Own Motorcaravan

A Practical Manual for Van Conversions, Coachbuilts and Major Renovation Projects

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Author: John Wickersham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857332813

Category: Mobile homes

Page: 220

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Whether you want to fit out a van, revive an old model or build one from scratch, this manual will show you how. The text includes hands-on guidance for dealing with electrical systems and water supplies, together with ideas for storage space and weight saving.

Motorized Obsessions

Life, Liberty, and the Small-Bore Engine

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Author: Paul R. Josephson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801886416

Category: History

Page: 258

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From dirt bikes and jet skis to weed wackers and snowblowers, machines powered by small gas engines have become a permanent—and loud—fixture in American culture. But fifty years of high-speed fun and pristine lawns have not come without cost. In the first comprehensive history of the small-bore engine and the technology it powers, Paul R. Josephson explores the political, environmental, and public health issues surrounding one of America's most dangerous pastimes. Each chapter tells the story of an ecosystem within the United States and the devices that wreak havoc on it—personal watercraft (PWCs) on inland lakes and rivers; all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in deserts and forests; lawn mowers and leaf blowers in suburbia. In addition to environmental impacts, Josephson discusses the development and promotion of these technologies, the legal and regulatory efforts made to improve their safety and environmental soundness, and the role of owners' clubs in encouraging responsible operation. Synthesizing information from medical journals, recent environmental research, nongovernmental organizations, and manufacturers, Josephson's compelling history leads to one irrefutable conclusion: these machines cannot be operated without loss of life and loss of habitat.

Elon Musk

How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

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Author: Ashlee Vance

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 075355562X

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 392

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South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Muskâe(tm)s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties. He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Muskâe(tm)s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ... Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

The Motorcaravan Manual

Everything You Need to Know about Choosing, Using and Maintaining Your Motorcaravan

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Author: John Wickersham

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

ISBN: 9781844250479

Category: Motor homes

Page: 179

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The radically updated second edition of an established best-seller encompasses the very latest developments in motorcaravans. The book is full of practical information and advice for both the novice and the experienced owner, covering aspects of boying, maintaining and furnishing a motorcaravan, along with useful tips and information on many models including coachbuilts, conversions, dismountables and MPVs. Case histories concerning improvement projects and self-built motorcaravans have neen expanded, as has coverage of the design and specification of the very latest manufactured motorhomes.

Capitalism and Freedom

Fortieth Anniversary Edition

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Author: Milton Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226264189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.