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Ep #12: AdamJoanieAdventures- Hair Salon & House in a Bus!

Happy Friday Everyone! Join us this week as we have a quick conversation with Adam and Joanie Wegman from the Adventure Bus, aka AdamJoanieAdventures, aka CherryPicks Makeup and SKin Care, aka

This family of 5 converted a flat nose International Genesis into a house and a mobile hair salon in a few months. These guys have been together since high school, started some businesses, had some babies, built a house out of a bus, are passionate about helping people have happy marriages, and have really been enjoying their first year of travel and bus life! Come hear their story, why they decided to take this crazy adventure together! Listen to their excitement and hopefulness as they get in their groove and look for a homestead to call their own.

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Episode #12: AdamJoanieAdventures- Hair Salon & House in a Bus

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ABOUT THE EPISODE:

 00:30  Adam and Joanie Wegman

7:20 Wool Ceiling for Insualtion

10:50 Destinations and Plans

14:45 Unintentional Workamping and New Opportunities

19:10 BoonDocking

20:50 Trying to find Home/ Freedom is NOT in your Bank Acct

23:00 Adam and Joanie’s Relationship Story & Marriage Ministry (quick mention)

25:25 Business Advice and Ideas to Make Money While Traveling

28:50 Joanie’s Mobile Hair Salon

31:50 How do we do what we want to do without being “rich”?

33:25 Winter is Coming! Getting their Bus done before winter in Minnesota!

34:28 Any Bus Mechanical Issues?

37:00 Social Media Outlets to Follow Adam and Joanie

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Stage 21 Part 2: Installing External Storage Boxes

Yes, the long awaited part 2 as to how in the heck we installed the storage boxes under the bus. Thanks to a good friend’s knowledge (Logan, thanks man!), he allowed us to pick his brain and helped us develop some good braces to hold the boxes to the chassis of the bus, without having to bolt through the floor. Our dreams were to learn to weld on this project, and thanks to another couple of good friends (Drew and Robbie, Thank you guys!) we practiced and learned to weld well enough to do our projects 🙂 So below is our first welding class…

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For practice, we welded a welding cart or our HOBART 210MVP welder we bought from Home Depot. Great Price for a little machine. We flux core welded off of a 110 outlet!! But it also has the option for 210. I will be posting an article on our welder and welding cart soon:)

Next, it was onto the real thing. Braces made from angle iron.

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Then Spray Painted…

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Next, We need to attach these braces to the chassis of the bus, with the proper spacing as well. With only having access to 110 electric, we did not think that our welder would weld well to the 1/2″ Channel Iron Chassis of the bus. If we had it on 210, definitely. So, our friend Robbie shows us how to weld with his stick welder (with its own generator) and he ends up doing one whole side for us just for the “Robbie Starter Pack”, which consists of a case of Dr. Pepper and some packs of Pall Malls 🙂

One Side Complete as far as the hanging goes! We thought we would be able to fit 5 on each sie, but after realizing we would need some space between brackets and the position of some holes and other large bolts in the chassis got in the way, so we ended up only fitting 4, which i am still very happy with!

We later added some pieces of 3/4″ plywood in the bottom of each box, as well as bolted them down (4 bolts with washers and nuts, 1 in each corner) to the angle iron braces we made.