I have been spending time looking at bus conversions and came across this video by Jake as he talks about how he built his bus and also give a tour of the bus. His bus is a Victorian style to it and he use a lot of reclaimed materials to build most of the furniture and storage. He also shows some of downsides to campers, RV’s and 5th wheels by showing a cut away of a travel trailer he has, he then compares this to the bus. He gets into some of the details of the plumbing and water systems that I haven’t seen anywhere else, so it was good to see a good application of these systems.
Every time someone says they want to live in a converted bus I cringe. Of the several people I have known to actually build and live in a converted bus, they all faced issues of poor insulation, cold nights, and awkward spaces. It certainly works for some and that’s fine, but I know it could never work for me…. until now. I saw Hank’s bus and I instantly was proved wrong about any preconceived notions of bus conversions.
Elegant, minimalist, yet functional and wide open bright spaces. I’ll be quite and let the photos do the rest of the talking.
My friend Melissa found this one and sent it to me. I was going to have a bunch of information on this particular mobile Tiny House, but the website is down. Here is the link in case it does come back up, you all can read more about it. I’ll try to update it as things become available.
So this is a follow up to the oil tanker truck house. This one seems much more reasonable, but it is done in the same style where the artist draws a very depressing color scheme. Anyway, this is done by a Greek professor by the name of Aristide Antonas who is big into reuse of current objects and he came up with this house bus. He feels that designers often over think things and bring things to an extreme just for the sake of being extreme.
This two-story used bus is imagined as a potential hotel or a portable commuting community space for professionals on-the-go. It features seven beds, a living room area and a restroom and would fit int typical mobile home parks, though finding dealers with parts for sale might be a bit trickier. It is an intentionally non-radical work of construction, requiring no contractor or elaborate plans to be built – just a group of people who wish to turn an ordinary vehicle into a multi-person housing unit on wheels. The value is in the labor, not the design – and forget about estates or land prices.