Framing the Bathroom in our Tiny House

Looking back on our past videos, it’s surreal to see how much things have progressed. It’s important for us to be reminded of that progress because it’s easy to forget how quickly things have moved forward. Just three months ago the bus was how we’d left it last year with an unfinished floor. Now, we have a bed structure, bathroom, and kitchen cabinets.

Instead of giving you blow-by-blows of how we’re doing everything, this blog and our videos are meant to be our reflection on the events that are taking place. Literally, the story of this bus conversion. That said, we want to be of help to anyone interested in doing a conversion like ours. So, if you have any detailed questions about how we do certain things be sure to leave a comment, and we’ll try to answer them!

This week, we began framing in our bathroom. We purchased a tub, and put that in place so we could make sure that it’d fit. We also ordered our composting toilet, but that came after we’d finished most of the framing. Luckily, it fit, too!

After the bathroom, we started on the kitchen cabinets. Now, most of the initial framing is done, and we’re touching up on places that we’d left for later trying to keep ourselves from getting too far into the detailed “prettier” aspects of finishing the bathroom and kitchen until we get the plumbing and electrical in. Hopefully, that will happen within the next couple of weeks.

Until then, thanks for joining us on our conversion journey!

Originally published at on April 14, 2017.

The Jamisons are a family of four converting a Chevy Blue Bird school bus into their tiny home. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @_thejamisons or on YouTube. Also, if you want to support this publication or their YouTube channel consider becoming a Patron.




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