Last week I wrote a mammoth post……..somehow, half of it disappeared! So I removed it and thought I’d start again.
Here, finally, are some photos of our finished bus and the community where we live.
This is how our bus looks most of the time. Actually, usually there is more of a floordrobe!! We’re still learning to keep our clothes flock under control. This photo is from the front of the bus looking back.
These are our baskets filled to the brim with lots of goodies ie. pantry stuff, games, papers, art & craft supplies, workbooks, main lesson books and every now and then a little, furry rat!! We realised soon after moving onto the bus….and in the months to follow….that we will be refining our organisation and storage options on the bus, continuously. It seems there’s a lot to learn about living and storing things on a bus.
I would like to insert a picture of our beautiful kitchen here….unfortunately I haven’t taken any finished pics!
This is Butterfly’s bed and play nook. I had such grand plans for these nooks, but realise I am not the super crafty, organised mama I dreamt I would be, so now they mostly contain books and ‘stuff’ piled up under them.
My favourite ‘room’ in the bus, our bed nook. I simply adore walking down the bus, the wooden floorboards beneath my feet and plonking onto my soft bed, delicious quilt & fluffy pillows. The curtains were all made by me, one from an old tablecloth of my grandmother’s which I hand dyed and stitched up……oh hang on, does that make me super crafty??! The silk flags were from our friends wedding many moons ago….and have since been at many a wedding and festival, decorating marquees. The white ‘fences’ on our bookshelves came from a salvage yard in Sydney. Stuffed in behind them are the numerous books I hope to read….and am reading…..parenting, sustainability, natural housing, community life, gardening, spiritual…….
Where our bus is parked. On the community where we live. members are given a house site to build on. Where we are parked is the house site of one of the beautiful mamas who live here. She and her family are sharing their space with us while we are on our own membership journey. This is an old photo and now we have a HUGE tarp up that the bamboo frames.
The view from our front door. Breathtaking. Sometimes I get up really early to see the first shard of sunlight that rises above the mountains that surround us. Just before the light invades the darkness a chorus of bird calls starts, it’s quite an amazing experience and a really beautiful way to start the morning.
One of the greatest joys of living on community is the children factor. There are many girls living at our community and my kids love to run with the pack. This is the road that leads us to the community amenities block where we head for bathing, toileting and clothes washing. I really enjoy walking up there barefoot, feeling the earth under me…….my favourite time to do this is in the cool, crisp, early morning, autumn air. Lush green surrounding me, soft but firm earth beneath me, blue skies above me, birds singing al around me.
Not quite the post I wrote the other day, but a peek into our life here. Next post will be about the ‘wellbeing’ aspect of our move :)
Many blessings on this beautiful day,
Lady Wildwood xo