First of all, I just want to say THANK YOU! to all of you for being so kind and supportive of my Bus Tour posts! It makes me a little anxious to expose our bus-converted-home in so much detail as I see all of the imperfections and just hope that no one else notices them 🙈 This is also a space that we dreamt about, went through multiple blueprints of, poured hundreds of laborious hours into and now we live in it. We make meals for our family, we pray together, we dance to loud music, we argue and forgive, we hold each other close, and we tuck our babies into bed here. So thank you so very much for reaching out in kindness and with questions! I have especially loved getting to know so many of you who are starting on your tiny home journey or who have been living tiny/traveling for a while! The support group and friendships that I’ve been able to make with social media the last few months has been amazing.
I did my best to photograph and take some photos of a few questions that I received after sharing our Bus Tour: The Kitchen post, so here goes nothing!
The kitchen table. We purchased this table from IKEA and it fit perfectly in our kitchen! When not in use it sits under the counter, next to the washer and we have access to three of the six drawers while it’s tucked away.
When it’s pulled out is is just shy of 5 feet and spans the length of the couches. It comfortably seats 4 adults when fully expanded. We usually don’t use our table when the weather is nice. We are always cooking and eating outside as much as possible, so the table gets used most during the winter and colder/wetter months.
When it’s just us as a family of 4 eating, we only open one side of the table like the above photo.
Our upper cabinets! These were custom made by my dad and we absolutely love them! They have saved us big time with storage and they also hide the ugly wiring that runs all of the bus signals and lights as well as the two doors.
We chose to go with these tension closures (also pictured below) and they work great! But I’m a little paranoid when we drive long distances so I always put masking tape along all of the cabinets to give it just an extra bit of security, even if it’s for my own peace of mind haha. Has anyone else found the perfect way to secure cabinets? We’ve considered doing some sort of latch method that would only be used for traveling, but I’ve never pushed for it because of the cosmetic aspect of it.
Carter’s drawer. I guess Zellie is using everything out of here now too, but I still call it Carter’s drawer! It’s a perfect height for him to be able to access it on his own. He helps to set the table by getting his dishes and utensils out and he helps put away his dishes after they’re clean as well. And again, we love IKEA so these kids dishes are from there!