Walls are framed! We used 1x1s, [edit: I mean 2x2s!] and will provide structure for our insulation and for finished walls.
|Pretty beetle kill pine.|
We will insulate with 3/4" [edit: 1.5"!] polyiso foamboard after we install all the inner workings - electric, plumbing, all that good stuff. Some spots took us forever to figure out. The driver's side rear window will be in the bathroom, and is going to get blocked off for a toilet vent. Rounded back corners were tricky. We had to decide how we were going to do window framing, and window sills. I think we have a clear path ahead though once we're ready for the final look.
We have made huge strides in electricity! Not only have we learned how to safely wire DC and AC, but we've installed our first AC outlet! The existing bus DC wiring is surprisingly simple, once we figured out that the interior lights are not run on a loop circuit (that was a puzzle for a while, we're learning!).
|The first outlet!|
|Trying to figure out the interior light wiring.|
|Scheming the electrical layout.|
I'm getting ahead of myself though! The solar setup is the second biggest expenditure of this project, other than the bus itself, so it will probably be a while before we move forward with it.
Have you guys seen this book? Teff Love! We are in love. I recipe tested for this book, and did you know that our staple weekend breakfast is now Ethiopian sorghum porridge with spicy berbere oil? Holy crap you guys that stuff is GOOD!! My other favorite is anything tibs!
We celebrated Christmas and New Year's and our 6th anniversary! We toured wedding spots and did other wedding planning stuff (websites and guest lists and lodging and catering, oh my)! Erik started a new semester at school and went on a bunch of work trips, we planned a trip so Southern CA for next month, I joined the local volunteer fire department then dropped out (renting is sad sometimes). We hiked and snowshoed and birdwatched and survived snow storms.
|Deep snow hiking - Kita taking a break.|
|RMNP from the northern boundary.|
|Adorable pair of Pine Grosbeaks.|
Til next time!