Van Tours: Exploring This Artist’s Completely Customized Chevy School Bus

Andrew Talbot is living his dream. The British Columbia native has been traveling for three months in his 1990 Chevy Van 30 Thomas School Bus, which he spent four and a half months building out.

Renovation, customization, and building your dream are the themes that drive Talbot’s journey. His story is the culmination of a few different dreams that he had, that all somehow came together as one.

Six years ago, Talbot was feeling unsatisfied with his current situation and wanted a change, so he quit his traditional job and became a visual artist. Eventually, he bought a van with little aesthetic appeal and taught himself the in’s and out’s of maintenance and repair – all with the dream of driving down the entire west coast of North America.

Completely customized and shaped by hand – from the cedar rooftop deck to the crystal and stone table – “Bodhi” (as he affectionately named his bus) is a true expression of Talbot’s aptitude as a visual artist and the creativity that shapes his life.

One of the biggest perks of living in his bus, says Talbot, is the ability to take your home anywhere and everywhere.

“The past three months have shown me a different way of living that’s exactly what I want in my life,” says Talbot. “Every morning I wake up and I’m in a completely different place, with different energy around me.”

You can find Andi Talbot’s artwork at Creatures of the Sun, and follow along his journey at @bodhibus

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