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The Wild Drive: Alternative Living & School Bus Conversion Tips

The Wild Drive celebrates the imperfect journey of alternative living. We share easy to follow school bus conversion build tips and honest experiences in home renovations, self-employment, and even a few great vegan recipes. If you’re interested in minimalism, mindfulness, better health, and financial independence, you’ve come to the right place! The Wild Drive: Design a life you love living.

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Jackery Explorer 500 Power Station Review

Oh Hello, Jackery Explorer 500! Ben here with another product test and review blog! I’m pleased to share with all of you our third and largest member of our portable power station family… the Jackery Explorer 500. You may have already read our blogs on the Explorer 240 and Jackery

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Shop our Bus Build: Bus Conversion Project List

Shop our Bus Build: Curious where we found the different products and elements you see in our photos? In an effort to help others in their bus/van/home build journey, we put together a list of all the different areas of our bus conversion and the beautiful and useful things in each. Enjoy!

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Insulating our Bus Conversion

How did we insulate our bus conversion for four-season efficiency? The difference between insulating a bus conversion well and skipping that step altogether is equal to the difference between livable and not so livable space. Insulating our bus conversion was one of the first major interior projects after the demolition

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The Mobile Wood Stove: Heating our Bus Conversion

The Mobile Wood Stove: Our Tips on Heating a Bus Conversion Tiny Home. There’s a lot to consider when choosing your tiny home’s source of heat. We chose to install a tiny wood stove in our bus conversion tiny home for many reasons which we’ll dig into here. We love

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Vegan Mac and Cheese

Finally nailing this vegan mac and cheese sauce recipe changed my life. It’s the little things. 🙂 I used to love making homemade regular cheesy mac but hated the way I felt after eating it. Cut to a few years and lessons later, I can still enjoy the ultimate comfort

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Nut Butter Sauces and Dressings 101

Different variations of nut butter sauces and dressings make an appearance every single week in my plant-based meal prep. They’re simple to make and super versatile. REAL INGREDIENTS Combining whole food ingredients you can pronounce and stand by to create nut (or seed!) butter sauces at home have a couple

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Lentil Balls and Whole Wheat Penne

My lentil balls and whole wheat penne recipe is a go-to dish for our weekly plant-based meal prep. I love it because it’s inexpensive, delicious and full of healthy energy via legumes, whole grains and veggies. It also makes A LOT of servings too, about 6 – 8. Feel free

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jackery power station review

Jackery Explorer 500 Power Station Review

Oh Hello, Jackery Explorer 500! Ben here with another product test and review blog! I’m pleased to share with all of you our third and largest member of our portable power station family… the Jackery Explorer 500. You may have already read our blogs on the Explorer 240 and Jackery

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Easy Focaccia Bread

I started making homemade focaccia bread years ago with the goal to create a recipe/method that was simple, forgiving and delicious. This is it. You don’t need years of practice or fancy tools. You don’t need hours and hours of time in the kitchen. This focaccia bread takes about 20

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About Ben & Meag

We’re Ben & Meag, two imperfect humans, lovers of simple, deliberate living a wee bit on the fringe. Ben is a skilled carpenter and Meag is a website & brand designer. We’re both self-employed, avid hikers and trail-runners, debt-free mindset advocates, home renovators, alcohol-free vegans and the founders and writers behind The Wild Drive / @wilddrivelife. Design a Life You Love Living. Ben has a passion for the stories behind reclaimed wood and antique items that stand the test of time. Meag nerds out on wildflower identification and caring for her growing jungle of house plants. We created The Wild Drive to share our ever-evolving journey of building an alternative lifestyle. Join us in the imperfect pursuit of a life lived fully, in your own, unique way.