This isn't the first multi-person transit vehicle-turned-personal road trip travel home makeover project I've shared, and it probably won't be the last. Why? Cause I always think this is a great idea. This way, as long as you've got permission to park, if you have a lake, you've got a lake house. Any mountain can become a mountain retreat, and you can extend to fishing cabins, beach houses, even a home base for rock climbing or cave exploration.
This makeover comes from Marco Khalil and Caroline West, a Vancouver, BC couple featured on DesignSponge. The project came to life when "they first recovered the floor in an utilitarian vinyl tile. Then they added a timber daybed and a cubby unit comprised of vintage wood crates – both of which are easily removable when the bus needs to fulfill its cargo-carrying role as a truck. The full renovation took ten days."
"Now the bus, which they call Riley, serves as the backyard cabin on their property. Marco and Caroline regularly use the bus as a mobile cabin and, whenever they can, they book their favorite seaside site at a local RV park that provides everything they need – a firepit, BBQ, coastal beach walks and a modern bath facility."
I don't know how this compares, costwise, to fixing up an old RV or to buying a new (and not nearly as customizable) one, but I'm definitely interested in figuring it out.
Take the full tour at DesignSponge: A School Bus Turned Vacation Home