Welcome to The Bus NZ. My name is Piripi Sheehan and I travel New Zealand full-time in my 1972 Bedford VAS bus. I was born with a sense of adventure and have had a pull to the road for many year. Like most of us though I got caught up in the good career, please our family and of course the fear of the unknown. How do you survive on the road without having a job to go to everyday?

Well the great news is it is possible, so I have created this website to give you the tools to get going. To take that first step towards a life you make have been dreaming about for some time. I remember getting sent to counselling because I was having 3 to 4 panic attacked a day. I remember my counselor taking out a calculator and a pad and asking me a few questions about my earnings, how much I could save and how much did I believe I needed to quit my job and get on the road. She sat quietly for a while then simply took a small piece of paper, wrote something on it, folded it in half and handed it to me with the words, “this is when you quite your job and hit the road.”

I will never forget that day, I was both excited and nervous all in one. But that was the very catalyst that started the journey. HAs it all been roses? certainly not. Would I still have done it knowing what I know now? Absolutely!

So I hope this website will help encourage you to follow your dreams knowing that it doesn’t usually go to plan, but hey I would rather be here than back in that office job that was slowly (or not so slowly) sucking the life from my soul lol.

More coming soon!