by Ron Sparkman and Johnny Blayze | @UpportunityU
The last name may sound interesting, but there’s a specific reason for that: Johnny has been a professional DJ for most of his adult life. But when he found himself tired of the rat race, he decided to start a new venture with his family, called the Wanderlust Bus.
What exactly is the Wanderlust Bus? Here’s Johnny! (I’ve always wanted to say that)
We were your typical couple. We were living in a lovely home in TN and doing the daily thing; Johnny as the morning show host for a local Hot AC station, and Jess as a stay-at-home mom and occasional lunch lady at our daughter’s school. (incidentally, that happened to be the last public school my daughter attended when we began homeschooling.) After a ton of reading and research trying to determine what was causing our eldest’s ADHD, we made the decision to go completely organic and synthetic-free! That was in January of 2013, and we haven’t looked back since.
Because of this lifestyle change, a couple job changes, a couple city changes and $26,000 spent on just rent and utilities over the “final straw” year, we came to the decision over many months that we wanted to start our own intentional community.
Growing our own food, living in a sustainably-built, alternative-energy-powered home with others who held the same ideals and principals that we do and providing a place to teach others how to go about doing the same thing either with us or on their own. No bills, no day-to-day grind, just the enjoyment that comes from a honest days work providing for the family you get to spend the day with.
The Blayze family plans on turning the ideas of Tiny or Mobile homes entirely on their ear. In doing so, they will share videos of their bus conversion, their travels across North AND South America, a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, and the education their daughter will receive on the road. (Brings a whole new meaning to the term “homeschooled”)
Now, even though there is a plethora of information online about how to start your own community, we wanted to experience that first hand; really get into how the day to day goes and what problems we’ll run into. At the same time, we wanted to be able to take the kids along for the ride and still feel like we were at home. After a long conversation, we settled on a tour-bus-style bus. (More on Why We Bought the Bus We Bought When We Bought the Bus We Bought). – Johnny Blaze
Johnny will also share videos on how he’s creating his own solar batteries, installing solar panels, and much more. It’ll be a full “How-To” on going green that will be scalable in size for anyone that’s interested in making a change in their own life to help leave a better world for future generations!
Here’s the first video from Johnny on their bus purchase:
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