Tafline Laylin

Clunky Old School Bus Converted into a Sweet Earthy Home With a Wood-fired Stove

by , 10/21/12



school bus conversion, architecture, green renovation, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, bus, wpi Creative, Cascades, USA, wood-fired stove, natural ventilation, mobile home

It’s not always warm up in the mountains, so this beauty has a rustic wood-fired stove that you’d see in any earthy library, except this one is keeping a small bus nice and toasty. To keep it from being over-heated though, it’s possible to simply crack a window to promote natural ventilation.

The bus home is lined with wholesome timber and features the same kind of secure shelving and furniture that one might see on a boat to ensure minimum disturbance during travel. It also comes with fully functioning plumbing. Although old vehicles such as these aren’t the most fuel-efficient, and it would be unwise to travel too much, it seems almost certain that overall this project has a smaller carbon footprint than the average new home.

+ wpi Creative

Via Twisted Surfer

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4 Comments

  1. Diella Wyatt June 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I was searching the web for a vintage bus to house a funky popup shop sort of thing when I stumbled up on this dream! Inspiring! Imaginative! In-genius!

  2. momcani January 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Does it have a bathroom?

  3. dharam October 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration! I have been the owner of an ’84 Bluebird which I had intended to convert but the money wasn’t there. Will re-double my effort to find that money!

  4. hrm1956 October 19, 2012 at 6:53 am

    My Fathers Father lived in a small round backed school bus. wood stove, 2 burner propane setup in the kitchenett and a bed across the back. This buss is almost 3x that size. What a wonderful job done. A bus to be proud of!!

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