Have you ever fantasized about the freedom of hitting the open road, and exploring at your own pace? For Anna and Jeff, a dynamic couple with five children, this dream wasn’t just a fleeting thought; it was a project waiting to unfold.
They took an old school bus and, armed with creativity and determination, turned it into a comfortable mobile home.
Now, this family of seven is living their dream, with their home-on-wheels offering all the comforts of a stationary house – a kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and even a workspace for Jeff, the family’s resident software designer.
The heart of their mobile haven is the kitchen, equipped with a washer-dryer combo, a spacious sink, and a 24-inch propane stove. The Ikea find of a sizable sink not only handles the washing up for a family of seven but has also doubled as a makeshift bathtub for the kids.
The family’s commitment to creating a comfortable and practical living space is evident in the thoughtful design of their mobile home. A 120-volt fridge, though a bit power-intensive, perfectly meets their needs.
The bus underwent two renovation phases, with the first focusing on the main level and the second incorporating significant improvements based on their road life experiences. A $4,000 initial purchase transformed with around $46,000 became the vessel for their dream.
Their mobile home boasts a bathroom with a Nature’s Head composting toilet and a full ceramic tile shower with a nine-foot ceiling. The master bedroom suite features a king-size bed with storage cleverly tucked away underneath.
Even the bus’s original rearview mirror found a new purpose in the bathroom, adding a nostalgic touch.
Considering the family’s need for a tow car, the bus’s design incorporated hitching a Jeep, serving as their daily driver and enabling exploration of places the bus can’t reach.
An RV-specific GPS app plans their routes based on the bus’s weight, height, and length, ensuring a smooth journey without road-related hiccups.
“Experience a firsthand tour of the incredible mobile home by watching the video below!”