We live in the bus full-time and are moving from MA to WA for work. Rami is a farmer and cheesemaker, Bob is a welder and stay-at-home dad, Hank is a toddler just doing her thing, and Murray is a special needs dog who needs a little love, just from a distance. We converted the bus ourselves and have been traveling for almost 2 years now. We are fully off-grid with solar and water tanks, but prefer to hook-up or at least run an extension cord to a heater during the winter so we don't have to get up in the middle of the night to feed the wood stove. We're very excited for this big move and can't wait to settled down in the PNW!
Our whole family loves to cook, grow, eat, and talk all things food. We also cure our own meats, make cheese, weld, and are generally pretty handy.
We have a medium sized rescue dog named Murray. We think he is a wire-haired pointer/aussie shepard mix. He is a special needs dog with brain trauma. He is exceptionally sweet and exceptionally timid. He will not meet new people and prefers to have space as new sounds cause him to panic. The humans in the Warburton clan, on the other hand, love meeting new people and are not prone to panic attacks.
Boondocking in San Fransisco was a blast! We couldn't swing the pricey upscale RV parks for the week we were there, so we got creative and found some amazing spots along the most gorgeous beaches and cliffs with perfect views of whales. Rami's mom joined in on our boondocking adventure and couldn't get over the fun of "living in a bus down by the ocean"!
Mt. Vernon, Washington will be our new home! However, we converted the bus in Longmont, Colorado where we lived for 7 years before hitting the road. We are traveling from Sandwich, Massachusetts where we have lived this year while starting an educational dairy program at a YMCA summer camp.
We have a 34ft converted 1983 Bluebird school bus. It is fully converted with solar, composting toilet, fresh water tanks, grey water tank, and wood stove. We drive along a Jeep Rubicon as well, but do not tow as our toddler rides in the Jeep.
Their visit was very short but we found them to be charming and enjoyable. Great guests.
They were right on time and totally self-sustaining! Arriving in a very unique unit. We had the pleasure of a full tour and very impressed with their creativity. Wish they could have stayed longer! We slept in the morning they were leaving so missed saying 'good-bye to her and her daughter as they drove ahead early. But he left a bit later and we had ample time to enjoy a bit more conversation. May your future travels find you super locations and joyful visits. PS - So glad you had the experience of Zingerman's. Happy & safe trails ahead!
Very interesting couple wish we could have had more time to talk
I enjoyed meeting them and they are welcome to our home anytime. I wish them well in their journey and at the new job..