After spending 4 summers riding, driving and fixing school busses at Treeplanting, I started to get quite familiar with their ins-and-outs. One summer I was up early enough as a management member to witness the company owner buying some busses from an auction where he was receiving them for less than $3000. Astonished by the price for such a resilient machine, my partner and I decided it would silly to not buy one and built a mobile home in it. After getting our degrees and finishing up another planting season, we pooled together our Treeplanting cheques and bought a 1991 International School Bus. We fulling gutted it, fixed up its mechanics, filled it with sprayfoam, named her Forest Wilderness (a.k.a WildyBus) and got building. We started with a full roof deck, fit with a 1200 Watt Solar Array connected to a fully custom Electrical system, with a 2000 Amp Hour Battery-Bank, 100A DC breaker box, 60Amp AC Panel, 3000W Converter. On the inside we installed a wood-burning stove, pull out couch, loveseat, far, full kitchen counter with overhead storage, bedroom with double bed, closet, washroom and back garage. It sports a propane system with a 2-burner stove, hot-water tank, and propane heater attached to a thermostat, and a plumbing system with a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower. For amenities it has a TV, full-fridge, convection oven and composting toilet. It was a blast to build and an incredibly enlighting learning process. It took us 4 months of work every-day until it was finally ready. In early 2017 we drove her around Canada, ending up on Vancouver Island were we worked as liftees at Mt. Washington and parked her a stones throw away from the chairlift. We're hoping to get Wildy into our backyard soon to use as an AirBnB, but if anyone is interested in putting in an offer, let me know - I think she's starting to miss the road life.