The purchase of Kaley the bus includes everything shown on this website – the bus, appliances (fridge/washer/freezer/etc), all the solar panels / batteries / power system, all the spares and parts we’ve collected, and even the three mattresses shown in the photos (queen master bed, and two bunk beds). (The XTrail shown in photos is NOT included, nor are the bed coverings, bikes, or other personal items.)
Kaley is literally ready to roll away with your family onboard. Her engine was serviced just prior to us stopping our travels, and she gets a run every month to keep things greased, oiled and moving.
Rego, CTP and Insurance are covered quarterly, so at most you’ll have 3 months rego, however Kaley just got inspected and passed in Q4 2018, and Brocc in Q1 2019. Both bus and trailer just need yearly inspections.
For details about the existing signwriting / sticker wraps, read “Options” below.
For the full list of inclusions on purchase, click here.
We would prefer to sell Kaley the bus and Brocc the trailer together, but they can be purchased separately if needed. The prices shown will include GST as the vehicles are owned by our company The Root Cause.
UPDATE: Brocc the trailer has been SOLD SEPARATELY.
Kaley: $115,000 inc GST
All prices are negotiable, but all prices are also ridiculously good value for everything included, and how well designed, cared for, and amazing the rig is. The raw build price was well over $220K in 2015, so the rig is priced to sell quickly.
Kaley is located in Crescent Head NSW, and you can contact Israel to arrange an inspection.
We travelled Australia using Kaley and Brocc as the mobile billboard for our mission and our business, The Root Cause. She was an icon – The Big Green Bus – on a mission to Transform Children’s Health in Australia.
Kaley advertised our work, and helped raise awareness of our mission every time we rolled into a town, and was a great media drawcard for TV, Print, Radio and Online media. (Check out the media stories we secured here.)
She started conversations, was spotted by many excited people, and generated a great deal of interest as we journeyed all 40-odd thousand kms across our big backyard.
So here are some options for you to consider:
1: PURCHASE WITH SIGNAGE & POTENTIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
We are open to the idea that someone – maybe you – might be interested in continuing our work, and travelling Australia with your family on behalf of The Root Cause. You could run our Mad Food Science events, teaching our workshops in schools and communities, and earn a living from this work, while travelling on the road.
It’s a great way to pay your way around the country, and enjoy an open-ended travelling trip of Australia. If you believe in what we’re doing, and this interests you, then let’s have a chat about it.
2: TAKE YOUR OWN BUSINESS ON THE ROAD
Perhaps you have a business of your own that would be suitable for taking on the road? We can attest to how enjoyable and fun it is to work a little bit here and there as you travel around Australia. The cost of living is so low with Kaley that we ended up finishing our trip with more money in the bank than we started with!
This beautiful big bus is a great blank canvas, just waiting to be illustrated with your business and your mission. And even better, all your operating costs (fuel, servicing, even caravan parks) are tax write-offs! Work with your accountant for your personal circumstances, obviously.
Just consider that Kaley The Big Green Bus might have another future as a newly named, even newly coloured iconic travelling machine, to take your family and your business or mission around Oz.
3: PURCHASE WITHOUT SIGNAGE
The obvious third option is to buy the rig without any signage/business opportunities – just as a bus motorhome.
If this is something you’re interested in, call Israel and have a chat and we can work out the finer details.
If you think you might like to do what we’ve done, and take your family on a gap year (or two) around Australia, and you love the romance, excitement, and luxury of a beautiful motorhome like Kaley, then let’s talk.
Email Israel or call him directly on 0413 708 432 to talk about your family, your ideas, and what you might like to do.
And remember, it’s SOOO much easier buying a ready-made motorhome, rather than building one yourself! (Don’t even ASK us about our experience building Kaley!!)