Category Archives: Bus Building

Learn about the building of Edna Lu the tea bus. See also the Mechanical category.

Spring Update 2016 – Efland, NC

Ah, with the new growth of spring comes another year of Edna and my 2+ Year North American Tour. Eight years ago today, I purchased Edna, knowing she would be built out into a mobile free teahouse, and eventually travel … Continue reading

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Austin Tea Parties – Austin, TX

Ahhhh, a great little break for the tea bus. Edna (the tea bus) and I had been on the road, serving tea, and working pretty hard for the previous five month, and Austin offered us a place to decompress, do … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas! Winter Update – Nevada City, CA

  Well, it seems as if the craziness of Spring and Summer caught up with us, and our focus over the course of fall has shifted from outward craziness (serving tea, events, traveling) to more inward craziness (many, many bus … Continue reading

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Garden! – Eureka, CA

I’ve been lucky to again be using the shop space in Eureka where I built much of the interior of Edna the teabus. This time I was focused on getting my garden put in. For the past few months I’ve … Continue reading

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Woodworking the Interior – Eureka, CA

I decided to make my main home base Washington and leave Northern CA for a bit. With access to such a great shop in Eureka, CA, I thought it would be a good idea to get a big push in … Continue reading

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Hot Water – Eureka, CA

Having fun with the benefits of my cold fresh water system, I couldn’t just stop there. I decided to push through and finish my fresh water system by hooking up my hot water heater.

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Colorado – First Trip off the West Coast

I think it’s safe to say the Edna’s first voyage off of the west coast was due to love. I fell in love with a woman 6 years ago, and re-fell in love with her over a year ago. She … Continue reading

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Fresh Water System

The fresh water tank has been sitting not hooked up in the back right side of the bus for over a year. Same with the grey-water tank mounted underneath. With so many systems (fresh and grey water, coolant, diesel/biodiesel, WVO, … Continue reading

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Little Cod Wood Stove – Bus Building

WARNING: This entry may be boring except for those of you nerdy enough to be curious about my experiences obtaining, installing, and using my Little Cod wood stove (made by Navigator Stove Works on Orcas Island, WA). Just in time … Continue reading

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News Update – Tours Announced

 Well Hello! It has been a while, yes it has. A lot is new: many-a-tea parties have been happening, working on the bus still in Eureka, making some exciting plans. For one, we are gearing up for some big events … Continue reading

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