Hank Bought A Bus… And It’s Awesome

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.

Hank’s website is hankboughtabus.com and the photos were shot by Justin Evidon of justinevidon.com










  1. Really cool, especially the multipurpose furniture!

  2. Hello Ryan,
    At the risk of sounding like I am advertising……We have done many a bus conversion heating system. We were featured in the March edition of Bus Conversions Magazine where we replaced an old stove which burned 125 pounds of wood a day to a stove which burns 25 pounds a day of wood fuel. The stove is also capable of providing electric power through themral electric generation as well as provide hot water for both hydronic and in floor heat as well as domestic use. We also discussed all the ways to stop heat loss and fight condensation in the same article. I bring this to your attention because we have found so many people who have lost their home due to the economy and we have been able to help them make this move without giving up necessary creature comforts or living in an unhealthy environment. We have also given these folks a way to do all of this while being friendly to our mother earth. I hope people will pay attention to the idea that this can be done in any small living space, even drying ones clothing can be done with a wood stove in a tiny dwelling!

    • Wow!! I would love to have a bus like Hanks…I often dream of downsizing to the point where I could be almost entirely self sufficient without giving up my creature comforts and this looks like the way to go!! Very impressive!! I’m also really impressed with the work you are doing Rodger…I would definitely like to check out your work as well! Do you have a website?

  3. Interesting to see what can be done with a bus. I don’t think I’d want this particular configuration, but I’m intrigued with the idea of simply driving my home wherever I want; certainly easier than hauling a tiny home behind you, especially if you don’t have experience doing so.

  4. Several years ago I had a Ford short bus that I set up for comfy living for one. It was great when parked but I swear the thing hated me and kept going mechanical at the most inopportune moments. I sold it to a guy that drove it from the Yukon to Mexico and back and never had any problems, not even a flat tire.

    I like the look of this one but that whole “line things up on opposite sides with a narrow walkway” thing would drive me nuts for serious living space. The flexibility of the bed arrangement is genius and the seating/dining area too. Sure is a lot of seating and sleeping. Would make a great touring bus for a group of people, ideal festival transport.

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