If you’re an avid camper and adventurer like me, you probably spend most of your free time traveling to some beautiful locations to take in the sights and the serenity. The more you do this, the more you want to see! You might get a little tired of the same close places that tend to be your go-to spots. Okay maybe you don’t get tired of them, but I do know that you yearn for more adventure. As your desires for adventure grow, so does the investment to travel. If it is something you love, you have no problem investing some cash into your hobby. I started to become an outdoorsy adventurer many years ago when I was broke as can be. Going outside and taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings was a free and rewarding option. As I have grown to love adventure and pushed my boundaries even further than I ever thought plausible, the need for more gear and amenities has become a necessity. I’m now invested in the outdoors and the rewards are priceless. I have no problem throwing some of my extra cash at a new adventure nowadays because I know the rewards will stay with me for the rest of my life. That’s exactly why this story inspired me so much, along with a few other reasons. Two women decided they needed some more adventure in their lives and wanted to do something to accomplish that dream. Rather than spend a small fortune on a custom motor home that comes with some features they didn’t want along with others that they needed, they decided to make their own. This way they could put their money where they wanted it. They could design and create a living space that suited them perfectly. They purchased a bus for a mere $2,000 and turned it into something spectacular!
The inside of the bus was a wreck. It had all the seats still attached which needed to go. The ceiling was a little rough and the flooring was less than par so they decided to get to work gutting the project.
The bus was in great shape mechanically and had no rust. These two factors were vital for a successful build that would stay on budget.
They had to gut the whole interior in order to start from scratch. This meant removing the roof paneling and the seating, as well as some of the wall sheeting.
After everything was removed they had a decent blank slate to work with. It was time to come up with a plan and get to work with the construction of this school bus turned motor home.
Buses come with little to no insulation which can be terrible in cold winters. It is a large space that can be difficult to heat or cool so they spared no expense on insulation. They filled every nook and cranny, and used spray foam insulation to provide the most value for the confined space. Although spray foam insulation is a little more costly than fiberglass insulation, it will pay off big in this type of application.
With the walls and ceiling insulated they started to build the furniture and cover the walls. They used a flexible melamine to cover the ceiling which provides a natural wood grain look.
Of course a sturdy door lock had to be installed, to keep out the bears and other critters. This place looks incredibly inviting and you don’t want any stray animals getting the wrong impression.
They installed every amenity they could think of that would be practical and useful. A proper fridge and stove, a bathroom with a shower and a sink, and a small kitchen. Along with a place to eat and sleep. What more do you need?
This isn’t your typical school bus turned motor home like many of you may have seen before. Most are simple and useful. It looks like this bus is a little more than just simple and useful. It’s beautifully decorated and looks incredibly comfortable. Not to mention very spacious.
An electric 4 burner stove and oven will handle any cooking job that they decide to tackle. I love the wooden counter tops as well.
Click the button below to see the final result of this awesome school bus turned motor home.
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