Awisa Magazine is published by the Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Limited. It showcases industry relevant products, machinery, innovations and interesting editorials about those working in the industry. Each new edition is fought over in our staff room. Rick Lee wrote an awesome article on Christian and our family’s bus conversion that we carried out several years ago.
To give you some background , six years ago we purchased a very large 40 foot school bus from a friend of ours who at the time owned Cooma Coaches. Trevor gave us the deal of the century. Our sole aim to strip it internally and using Christian’s skills as a furniture maker transform it into a luxury motor home. De- comissioned from ferrying school students to and from school every day, it sat idle in the bus depot yard for many years. Trevor had actually put aside two buses, chosen because they had flat floors making them perfect for conversion. Christian obtained his heavy rigid driving licence, we flew up to Cooma and bought our big bus home, parking it in the backyard of our Brunswick home.
Over the next 2 years every spare moment was spent working on the bus. Gutting it, laying flooring ( French Oak retrieved from disused imported wine bottles), steam bending American Walnut timber window frames & laying large sheets of copper and hand studding to line the bus roof. Encompassing a fully functional kitchen with Smeg oven and fridge, microwave, gas cooktop, separate shower and toilet, double bunks and king size bed in the rear of the bus. Many bespoke details feature throughout the motorhome, including hand made tiles for kitchen splash back, handmade seagrass wallpaper and premium brass light fixtures.
We’ve had several epic trips as a family in our special motorhome and look forward to many more in the future.
Press the link below to read the article on page 40.