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Who are we

Hi, my name is Malcolm McCrae. I’m the founder of BuildYourBus.com . I’m also an artist, author and social entrepreneur. My wife  Natalie and I live full time in a 1980 MCI Coach Bus that we converted ourselves. I’ve been an explorer and in love with busses for over 10 years. I’ve owned several commercial vehicles including vans, box trucks and busses. My first bus was a MCI 6 that I purchased on eBay in 2000. Me and some friends converted it and traveled around the US. It was my first introduction to the world of bus building. It was also the first time I felt freedom while on the road, I’ve been a bus nut ever since. After spending 3 years of saving, designing and building our new bus Pollination Station Art Bus I decided to share these bus building techniques and knowledge with the world. One of the things that I’ve learned is that this lifestyle isn’t for everyone. My goal is to be a guide on your bus building journey from buying, to the floor plan and build out. I’ll be helping you every step of the way. Each build is different, and converting a bus can be a blessing or a big headache if you run out of energy, time or money. My life is an example of what’s possible when you create a home that gives you freedom and happiness. Since living in a bus full time I’ve been able to pay off over $20,000 of debt, build some savings and a business all while traveling and seeing incredible places. I hope this information is a tool to help you build your dream home or just a special place that gives you peace of mind. Thank you for having the courage to follow your dream and happy bus building. 

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Événements à venir

  • Brotherhood Retreat 2024
    Brotherhood Retreat 2024
    ven. 23 août
    380 Idlewild St
    23 août 2024, 15:00 – 25 août 2024, 15:00
    380 Idlewild St, 380 Idlewild St, Tamms, IL 62988, USA
    Join us for a rejuvenating weekend in nature to celebrate Malcolm's 44th birthday! This special gathering is designed for men of color to connect with nature and each other, creating a sacred space for African American men to express their feelings, emotions, and heal in a safe environment.
  • Total Solar Eclipse @ Pollinators Retreat
    Total Solar Eclipse @ Pollinators Retreat
    dim. 07 avr.
    Pollinator's Off Grid Retreat
    07 avr. 2024, 17:00 UTC−5 – 08 avr. 2024, 21:00 UTC−5
    Pollinator's Off Grid Retreat, 380 Idlewild St, Tamms, IL 62988, USA
    Join us for an unforgettable experience as we view the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024 at 1:58PM. We are also bringing to life the vision of Pollinator's Off Grid retreat and community. We invite you to lend your hands, your hearts and your passion to help build this community haven.
  • Airbrush Beginner Class @ Maker13
    Airbrush Beginner Class @ Maker13
    ven. 15 déc.
    Maker13
    15 déc. 2023, 17:00 UTC−5 – 16 déc. 2023, 16:00 UTC−5
    Maker13, 629 Michigan Ave, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, USA
    Airbrush Master Class will walk you through step by step on the techniques of airbrushing. This program will reveal secrets and knowledge that will be useful to any beginner or professional artist.
  • Infusion Art Show ATL
    Infusion Art Show ATL
    ven. 10 févr.
    Stonecrest
    10 févr. 2023, 14:00 UTC−5 – 12 févr. 2023, 18:00 UTC−5
    Stonecrest, 8109 Mall Pkwy, Stonecrest, GA 30038, USA
  • The Pollinators Retreat Open House Fundraiser
    The Pollinators Retreat Open House Fundraiser
    sam. 10 sept.
    Tamms
    10 sept. 2022, 10:00 UTC−5 – 11 sept. 2022, 13:00 UTC−5
    Tamms, Tamms, IL, USA
  • Malcolm's Birthday and Brotherhood Retreat
    Malcolm's Birthday and Brotherhood Retreat
    ven. 26 août
    Tamms
    26 août 2022, 18:00 – 28 août 2022, 00:00
    Tamms, Tamms, Il
    You'r invited to come reboot, release and relax. Come enjoy nature and find happiness while celebrating Malcolm's 42nd birthday.
  • dim. 27 févr.
    Online Event
    27 févr. 2022, 18:00 UTC−7
    Online Event
    Join Malcolm Live as he discusses his new augmented reality art experience.
  • Bus Building Boot Camp
    Bus Building Boot Camp
    ven. 25 févr.
    El Dorado Hot Springs
    25 févr. 2022, 14:00 UTC−7 – 27 févr. 2022, 18:00 UTC−7
    El Dorado Hot Springs, Tonopah, AZ 85354, USA
    This 3 day event is created to give nomadic individuals an opportunity to learn basic DIY techniques and tools needed to design, build and maintain a custom built mobile dwelling. This event is created for the novice and/or full timers interested in basic electrical, plumbing, solar and designing kn
  • Infusion Art Exhibition
    Infusion Art Exhibition
    ven. 18 févr.
    Rosevelt Row
    18 févr. 2022, 18:00 – 21:00 UTC−7
    Rosevelt Row, 918 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
    Join us February 18, 2022 at the Roosevelt Row Gallery downtown Phoenix. Artist Malcolm “Airbrush Assassin” McCrae is releasing a new group of art that is infused with Augmented Reality. The exhibition is named “Infusion”. Each creation is a portal into Malcolm’s life experiences.
  • Pollinators Nomadic Meet-up Dome Rock Mountain Quartzsite, AZ
    Pollinators Nomadic Meet-up Dome Rock Mountain Quartzsite, AZ
    jeu. 20 janv.
    Dome Rock Mountain
    20 janv. 2022, 14:00 UTC−7 – 23 janv. 2022, 18:00 UTC−7
    Dome Rock Mountain, Quartzsite, AZ
  • Pollinators Nomadic Meet-up
    Pollinators Nomadic Meet-up
    ven. 24 sept.
    Horseshoe Lake
    24 sept. 2021, 14:00 UTC−5 – 26 sept. 2021, 18:00 UTC−5
    Horseshoe Lake, Miller City, Alexander County, Illinois, USA
    Come and enjoy a weekend of nature, fellowship and creativity with us at Pollinators Nomad Meetup at beautiful Horseshoe Lake in Southern IL. What is a pollinator? Just as nature has birds and bees that pollinate the earth with seeds and pollen, we pollinate through art and creativity.
  • Bus Buyers Checklist Webinar