Check out the FAQ drop down menu below, and here is a Q&A video from our youtube channel!
If you have any further questions, drop a comment on Youtube or send me a DM on Instagram.
What kind of bus is LUCKY?
Lucky is a 2003 Ford E450 with a Powerstroke 7.3L Diesel engine. She is 22 ft. long, and 100 sq. ft. of living space. I bought Lucky from a used car dealership in upstate New York after spending months trying to find this exact make and model.
How much solar do you have?
We have 600W of panels on the roof, and 600 amp hours of batter storage (3 200 amp hour AGM deep cycle batteries). This is enough for us to live normally in the summer months. We hope to upgrade our agm batteries to lithium soon!
How much did the bus cost?
The estimated total value of Lucky is about $50,000 if you were to purchase through a contractor or builder. Dan and I invested our personal savings into the build, and part of the build was supported by our sponsors. Lucky has some upgrades such as foam board insulation, a full solar system, security, HVAC system, and custom design elements. Without some of the upgrades, you could recreate Lucky into a $35,000 build from a contractor, and a DIY'er could do it for far less. Labor is pricy for these kinds of builds, as it's all custom.
How big is your living space?
Lucky is just about 100 sq. ft. of living space. It's amazing how little space you need when it's utilized right. We have a full closet, bathroom with shower, full sized bed, vanity, living area, kitchen, and mudroom.
What do you do for work?
Dan and I started our own company that does brand marketing design, social media management, online marketing strategy, and PR services. We work 100% remotely, living that digital nomad life.
Do you live in the bus full time?
Yes we do! We officially began the bus life full time March 5, 2019. We will be living full time in Lucky indefinitely.
Where do you park?
Here's where we park:
Do you have a youtube channel?
Yes! Check it out below and subscribe.
Can you run your AC off your solar?
Yes! Althought it is only little bits at a time. The max amount of time we can run the AC continuously is 20 min, however we can run it for a few minutes on and off throughout the day if the sun is replenishing our system to keep the bus comfortable.
How do you become a digital nomad?
Great question! We created a whole youtube video discussing how we made this happen, what I did to get started, etc. The link is below!
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