Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...

I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ok, so it's a little bit about the bus...

Here is progress rebuilding the front of the Lowe's kitchen cabinets to match the IKEA

IKEA cabinet

My new cabinet front, under construction

Test fit of fridge


  1. Wow. I leave you alone for ONE MINUTE!

  2. Hey Spark! I LOVE the slide-show of "more work on the bus". You know how the Food Network is food porn and HGTV is house porn? Your slide-show is bus porn! LOL! Love it.

  3. Hi Kate,

    Thanks :-) More bus porn coming. Today was great. Happy Camper RV Repair did the entire electrical wiring. Connected the new big battery, the isolator that manages the engine battery and the new one, a breaker panel box, a charging gizmo, a land power inlet and it's hook up to the panel, receptacles that run off the land power,receptacles that run off the 12vDC inverted to 120vAC, the furnace, the refrigerator. Amazingly, all the gizmos I bought and spent 120 hours in two weeks installing, are all worked out! Tomorrow they run the propane lines, and I'm done. Whohoo!


    Hope Jeff is feeling good, we phone tagged a bit.