Stage 18: Spray Foam Insulation

The moment had finally arrived! We were about to spray foam the bus. That meant that the electrical for the bus was done, the metal prep work was done, and the furring strips were laid. I can not begin to explain how excited I was that Chitty bang was no longer looking like an old … Continue reading Stage 18: Spray Foam Insulation


Stage 17: Flooring Prep 1

After moving to West Texas and all of the dirty bus electrical we cleaned out, it was time we cleaned Chitty Bang again. We were also ready to start building!! What...what is that I said? YES! No more Demo! We are constructing things now! Well almost.....first things first:) First, the girls and I cleaned...again.. Next, … Continue reading Stage 17: Flooring Prep 1

Stage 16: Covering Windows/Lights/Etc.

This part of the project was the first time we ever cut metal this thick and used an air rivet gun to rivet steel to something..more specifically, a bus:) We started off early in the project (same time we were figuring our our bus electrical) with covering 4 windows (2 emergency windows on either side … Continue reading Stage 16: Covering Windows/Lights/Etc.

Stage 15: Wiring in New Toys

After cleaning the wires up, next step was adding the wires to anything that we wanted to run directly to the bus battery. Why was this our next step? Because we chose to use spray foam insulation and once you spray that in, your wires are there f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Well, unless you feel like cutting them … Continue reading Stage 15: Wiring in New Toys

Stage 14: Bus Electrical AKA Spaghetti

Let me start by saying, I am not an electrician. My husband is not an electrician. We have some electrical experience, but never on a bus. We just never had the confidence because it was a new skill to learn more about. If we are going to have an even more amazing homestead one day, … Continue reading Stage 14: Bus Electrical AKA Spaghetti

The Short Version-Who We Are and How We Came To Be

We are a family of 4 (and an English Mastiff) who have decided to radically transform our lifestyle. Through our life experiences, we are discovering that living with less brings even bigger rewards. We are working towards “Our American Dream” in an unconventional way. My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We … Continue reading The Short Version-Who We Are and How We Came To Be

Editing Our Life Part 4: Selling the House & Moving

We finally did it! We finally sold our home for what we needed and were able to become debt free and pursue our renovation of Chitty Bang. We hustled. We got rid of even more crap, and began the next step of our lives. We packed what was rest of our stuff, loaded up the … Continue reading Editing Our Life Part 4: Selling the House & Moving

Social Media-We are Going Viral!

In the true spirit of using social networking to attract followers, Twitterers, Youtubers, Googlers, Facebookers, Instagrammers, Pinners, etc. The Crabs Homestead is going viral. I mean, we are going balls to the wall viral! Spread the word and help us gain support by just "Liking" or "Following" any/all of our social networking pages so you … Continue reading Social Media-We are Going Viral!