Bunk Bus #2 for Standing Rock

Video by Kevin Balmer at Diggable Monkey Productions

The folks of the first Bunk Bus project are working together again to bring to you ANOTHER Bunk Bus!

After a trip to North Dakota to deliver the first Bunk Bus and many conversations with Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin, we have realized the necessity for a second Bunk Bus. The second bus has already been purchased and we are currently working with the wonderful, brilliant, and generous people of Manifestations, a maker space in SE Portland, to convert it into a medical healing shelter.

We are working to make the second bus more heavily insulated than the first and are installing fans to help circulate warmed air throughout the interior. The electrical system will also be simpler, but still set up to plug into solar panel and/or wind turbine sources. Friends at camp have also expressed the need for outhouse tents, which we will also be building and delivering on our next journey. The entire project is scheduled for completion by January 6th and, depending on weather, could be in use at camp by January 10th!

It is vital that we maintain our support of the Water Protectors as their ongoing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline . Any and all donations to this project are necessary and much appreciated. We can't wait to share this second project with you!

More information about the original Bunk Bus project:
November 7 Willamette Week article showing Indigenous artwork going on Bus #1

November 10 KGW Channel 8 News video about the build-out of Bus #1

November 21 Oregonian/Oregon Live article about Bus #1 arriving in Bozeman, enroute to Standing Rock.


Bunk Bus #2: 
Purchase  (actual)                                                         3,200
Registration & Insurance                                              850
Mechanical Repairs                                                     2,400
Partitions, Insulation and Panelling                     4,500
Storage and Shelving                                                       400
Heat System                                                                     1,800
Electrical System & Generator                               3,000
Window Shutters                                                               750
Interior Paint                                                                        200
Exterior Graphics and Paint                                         900
Outhouse Tents (two of each)
Platforms                                                                                 280
Tents                                                                                        1400
Heaters & Tanks                                                                   700
Lighting                                                                                     240
Benches & Coat Racks                                                      160 
Delivery                                                                                 2,600
Contingency                                                                        3,500
TOTAL                                                                                  26,880
Cash-On-Hand                                                                13,500
from first fund-raising campaign                                                            GoFundMe Goal                                                             13,380

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