We’ve seen our fair share of impressive school bus conversions, like this one, this one, and these for example. It’s simply amazing to see a giant heap of metal transform into a cozy place to call home, and this example is certainly as impressive as any. What began as a 2000 International Diesel, 60-passenger school bus is now a home to two lovely ladies, who put in a ton of hard work to make their dream come true. Of course, it helps to have some handy friends to lend a hand along the way.
First step, buy a used school bus at an auction for $2000
Then park it, and start ripping everything out.
Frame the walls, and any built-in furniture you need…
And ta-da, you end up with a beautiful new home!
Step inside and take a look around…
The bus has everything you need to live comfortably, with storage, a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and living area.
A mini split A/C unit strategically positioned just above the bed, allowing them to stay nice and cool during the hot summer nights.
A washer/dryer combo saves space and makes for an efficient way to do laundry.
They used plenty of salvaged materials, like a door for the kitchen counter, reclaimed wood for the counters, and various other pieces were donated by friends.
Magnetic mason jars filled not with spices, but delicious candy treats!
The bathroom vanity, sink, and counter were all donated or found second-hand. A small water heater is neatly tucked away underneath.
There’s even room for a spacious shower.
And a homemade composting toilet…
The view from the bathroom area looking out toward the bedroom/living space.
Quite a remarkable transformation huh? With a lot of elbow grease, a strong vision, and help from some friends the bus is now a home.
You can check out their blog at https://tinyhomebusconversion.wordpress.com/ for plenty more pictures and information about the build.