We’ve seen our fair share of A+ school bus conversions, from this sleek white solar-powered number to a plywood-covered transformer, and one that cost just $8,500 to fix up. But the tricked-out school bus home of Luke and Rachel Davis makes the others look like child’s play.
The couple—who blogs about their lifestyle at Midwest Wanderers—took a year and a half to transform an old $4,000 bus into their dream home. They raised the roof by 24 inches, then added skylights, windows, a bathroom, and two beds. Rachel is a former baker, and required a large kitchen including a full-sized, four-burner stove.
The living room has a couch that converts into a bed if they have guests and contains storage underneath. There’s also an expandable dining table and a small cast iron stove. The master bedroom is essentially a loft above the bed of their daughter, Charlotte.
That taller ceiling and finishing touches like the bamboo floors and reclaimed barn wood accents make the bus feel homey and higher end. The entire renovation cost about $30,000.
The mobile home can go off-grid for up to two weeks thanks to its solar panels, and 100-gallon fresh water and propane tanks.