Ever wanted to spend the night in an authentic double-decker bus? Well, now’s your chance thanks to U.K.-based carpenter Adam Collier-Woods and his brilliant new renovation project. Aptly named the “Big Green Bus,” this holiday accommodation is made from a converted metro bus that was given new life after being destined for the scrap pile.
The original bus was built in 1982, clocking in about 689,000 miles traveled throughout its life, including some time spent as a school bus. Collier-Woods bought it just before it was meant to be destroyed, documenting the entire process from purchase to project development on a local television station. Today, the bus contains a rentable accommodation space with room for six people in three separate bedrooms.
There’s a full kitchen on the bottom floor along with a dining room, bathroom, and wood burner for optimal coziness. The bedrooms upstairs feature a total of two full-sized double beds and one set of bunk beds that look out through the bus windows into the surrounding forest. The project recycled the original bus fittings and reused them throughout the design, including two bus seats to make up a front room lounge area — complete with board games and a collection of books to borrow.
Bright colors help characterize the retro interior decor, while the outside is painted with a hunter-green tone to complement the tree-filled landscape. The spot also comes with a spacious deck, pantry staples in the kitchen and several living essentials.
Collier-Woods, who was responsible for all the renovations, chose a privately owned, secluded (there’s no wireless internet) section of woodland in the Sussex countryside to park the bus. A part of southeastern England known for its combination of rolling hills and classic local pubs, the location also boasts an outdoor heated shower and a wood-fired hot tub for guests to enjoy. Accommodations are charged per person and require a minimum of two nights’ stay.
Via Tiny House Talk
Images provided by Adam Collier-Woods