Here’s an inspiring video from Tiny House Giant Journey which features a very impressive school bus conversion and a happy family that lives on the road.
The owners (sweet couple) did all the work themselves. Interesting to see most of the windows simply covered with steel sheet. We learn that one of the partners had experience in welding and fabricating. It’s quite astonishing to see the early stages of the project where the bus is completely gutted – an empty shell. The roof was chopped and raised 20″ – this is not an amateur project and the end result looks absolutely fantastic. The kitchen is beautiful with heavy wood countertops and a full size gas stove.
The living room has a folding table and the couch can be turned into a bed so the space is very versatile – and the bathroom looks like a bathroom in a house! It just doesn’t seem like a cramped vehicle at all. The choice of composting toilet enables them to stay off grid for longer periods of time than having a black tank, which would require emptying.
They clearly couldn’t wait to start living in the bus because they moved in before it was finished!
It’s always tinged with sadness for me watching these videos. This lifestyle is much more accepted nowadays – but back in the 1980’s – 1990’s, traveling folk in the UK were seriously hounded and sometimes brutalized by police. After witnessing the heavy discrimination, I veered away from the lifestyle and probably would have done something like this myself had it not been for the lack of acceptance. Still, it’s good to see people enjoying this simple life without those kinds of problems.
Estimated cost of the build was $30,000 – which sounds like a lot for a vehicle, but when you think that a mortgage would eat that money in a couple of years or less, you can see that the owners Luke and Rachel have created a life of freedom for themselves. Onward and upward.
School Bus Converted To Incredible Off-Grid Home – Graphic © off-grid.info. Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7X2nOtwdUM
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