The Ultimate Road Trip Vehicle: School Bus Turned Into A Mobile Home

Hey guys, weekend's around the corner so let's get your creative juices flowing for the next couple of days. Today I want to sh...

Hey guys, weekend's around the corner so let's get your creative juices flowing for the next couple of days. Today I want to share with you the story of Hank Butitta, an architectural student who designed the ultimate road trip vehicle: an old school bus remodeled into a mobile home. Far from being just another survival cabin, Hank's bus is actually comfortable, spacious and incredibly cozy. Check out the images below this post to see how Hank's bus looks from the inside.
The whole idea started when Hank got tired of working on school projects that would never be realized, designed for clients that didn't exist. He decided to do something real and tangible and with that in mind bought a school bus off Craigslist for $3,000. For another $6,000 Hank, his brother and one of his friends worked day and night to remodel the rusted school bus into a fully functional mobile home within the next 15 weeks. Needless to say Hank passed his final exam with flying colors. He eventually plans to station the bus in the woods as a private cabin but for the time being he's traveling the US to test his ultimate road trip vehicle and plan further development.
The interior of the school bus is divided into four primary zones: bathroom, kitchen, sleeping and seating which is incredible considering the confined space Hank had to work with. Another great thing about his mobile home is that none of the furniture goes above the level of the side windows to make sure that nothing obscures the view. In fact, Hank installed two skylights where the emergency hatches used to be to increase natural lighting and create a sense of spaciousness. With a perfect panoramic view and a queen-sized sleeping area, this bus is really the ultimate road trip vehicle.

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With that being said, it would probably be a good idea to repaint the bus from gray to yellow. The current color reminds me of a prison bus which is probably not the impression Hank is trying to create. At any rate, I love the idea of a mobile home fashioned out of a school bus and I find the interior both cozy and artistic. How about you? Let us know what you think about Hank's bus in the comments below and for more information on his project, check out his blog at Hank Bought A Bus.

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  1. Great post, I can't stop looking at the pictures (GIF). I love the idea of defiling protocol and choosing to work on a project that an average individual can relate to (not just some imaginary structures). With less than 10,000USD he kind of created a cozy environment, which to me is very impressive. I was a little bit concerned about the bus waste management system, but a visit to his website gave a clear description of how that is handled. Thanks for sharing.




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