This Couple Converted a Vintage School Bus Into Their Home

Kathy Mariscal and Christine Saldana have done a smart thing by purchasing a vintage school bus and turning it into their very first home. They have named the bus Adelita. The interiors are spacious, modern, and comfortable. Instead of spending a huge sum on rent every month, which was to the tune of $4,500, they decided to purchase Adelita for $7,500 and got to work on it. They got the electrical, plumbing, framing walls, etc. everything done.

Phase One

The entire project took about six weeks and it cost them $50,000. The newlyweds relocated from Los Angeles and now dock at Houston, Texas. Here they pay a monthly payment of $800. They now lot-dock the bus and found an amazing RV resort. So, they do not feel any different from living in an apartment building. They are happy to have their own house on wheels that is tiny and cozy.

Advising Others

Do Kathy and Christine recommend this way of living? Yes, absolutely but Kathy iterates that pre-planning is very important. A lot of research was involved in making this plan happen. You need to know what your needs are and based on that you have to make decisions. Since both women had full-time jobs and could not travel all the time, they built their floor plans based on those needs. Another thing that they relied on was positive thinking and manifestation. Each time they came across an obstacle, they dealt with it head-on.

Enjoying the Ride

The two went on a road trip for seven days before they settled in Texas. They went to New Mexico and Arizona. Since they had such a blast doing that, they plan on taking some time off in the future and visiting a few national parks. As for the bus, they plan on living in it until they buy their own house. Even after that, they will never give Adelita away as the couple considers it to be their first and their last home.

Extreme E is Mixing Things Up With Male and Female Racing Drivers

For many years, racing has been overflowing with testosterone. As a stereotypically male sport, every division within the racing world has bred some of the most impressive men within the celebrity world — and they certainly know how to drive. However, it seems as though Extreme E is now trying to mix things up.

Extreme E is Mixing Things Up With Male and Female Racing Drivers

Offering a New Alternative

Of course, this might not come as a surprise to many people. Since the idea of Extreme E was conceived back in 2018, the sport has come under fire for being a little too, well…extreme. Many critics have noted that electric vehicles don’t have a place within the world of racing — especially off-road racing — and this may be the next nail in the coffin. That doesn’t mean that others aren’t pretty excited to see what these women have got to show for themselves, though.

The Planned Events

Although no Extreme E competition has taken place yet, the first championship is due to take place in 2021, and it seems as though they are going by the rules that anything goes. Numerous countries have announced their intention to compete in Extreme E, and there’s now the added bonus of sending both male and female racers along for the ride. This way, everyone will get the chance to get behind the wheel, and it will be a simple case of whoever is the quickest will win.

Extreme E is Mixing Things Up With Male and Female Racing Drivers

A Real First

The founder and CEO of Extreme E, Alejandro Agag, has noted that this new direction is “a first in motor racing” and that “everyone will race together.” It’s certainly not something that we’ve seen before, and we are more than happy that women now have their chance to compete against the men. Yet, we do have a feeling that it will be the men trying to compete against the women…

Will you be watching Extreme E when it starts in 2021?