Does it have a bathroom?

The question we always get from visitors before they can commit is: does the bus have a bathroom?

The answer is: of course.

This lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. If you're not comfortable becoming really intimate with your body and your partner, it is definitely not for you.

This bus is our home, and a home includes everything you need to feel comfortable. For us this meant a bathroom and shower were essential to guarantee the longevity of this living situation. Surprisingly, living in a bus doesn't feel altogether different from living in a studio apartment, aside from all the staring. We get lots of long, long looks from people driving by.

How does the bathroom work?

The toilet is rv-style, which means it has reservoirs (one for water to operate the flush, and one for waste, which we empty once a week). We tried composting for about a week, but found that until we have our own land with a compost bin, it doesn't make much sense for us.

We also weren't huge fans of how it made our bus smell (hint:it was not good). The toilet we have now= odorless, thanks to dish soap and live yeast (one tablespoon goes into the waste resevoir and voila!)

The shower is a standard size stall (Andrew can stand comfortably), lined with corrugated steel and fed by the site's external water hookup. We have an on-demand water heater that's propane-powered, which was one of the best purchases we made for the bus. It cuts water waste since we aren't standing around waiting for the water to heat up.

Don't you guys have a door?

Nope. We have a panel that slides over the doorway to the WC, and that's it. This lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. If you're not comfortable becoming really intimate with your body and your partner, it is definitely not for you. There are no secrets in a tiny space- a change for most of us, but a good one for most relationships, I think. It keeps us honest.