School bus retrofitted into solar-powered tiny home is just 25k

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If you’re in the market for a unique, mobile tiny house to call home, check out this quirky 1997 Thomas Built school-bus-to-mobile-home conversion. The 203 square foot cozy cabin on wheels is topped with solar panels, and it can be yours for a cool 24,900 . The old school bus was renovated in 2016 and it comes complete with a bedroom large enough for a queen sized bed and a comfortable living space that runs the length of the bus. We’re particularly impressed with the interior design. The interior is clad in beautiful cedar panels with a stain-resistant, heavy duty faux wood flooring. For the traveling foodie, the 6-foot kitchen countertop allows for plenty of cooking space. Floor-to-ceiling shelving in the bathroom and closet provide plenty of storage. Related: Traveling family renovates old school bus as both solar-powered home and hostel The bus is able to operate 100% off-grid thanks to its rooftop solar array . LED rope lights were installed throughout the space, and the bathroom has a composting toilet with diverter. A cast iron stove set on a brick hearth keeps the interior toasty in the winter months with additional help from custom-made insulated curtains that can be velcroed in place. The walls, ceiling and floor are also fully insulated, making it suitable for extreme cold or hot weather. Photos via Tiny House Listings

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School bus retrofitted into solar-powered tiny home is just 25k

Traveling family renovates old school bus as both solar-powered home and hostel

December 27, 2016 by  
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World-traveling nomads Valerie Cook and Tim Boffe have refurbished an old school bus to double as the family’s eco-friendly home on wheels and a modest hostel for adventurers. The revamped 39-foot-long solar-powered bus is currently carrying the family of three on a three-year European adventure and picking up guests along the way. https://youtu.be/JhRWbXJut1Y The adventure-loving family estimates that converting the bus into a traveling home cost just under $32,000 dollars. The renovation process focused on revamping the old bus with environmentally-friendly features, such as a chemical-free Doschawol wool insulation, which not only helps keep the bus warm and cozy, but regulates moisture that tends to build up when traveling between cold and hot weather destinations. Related: Madeover Maine Bus is a Groovy Guest Home on Wheels The family’s electricity needs are met by solar panels installed on the bus roof, while other basic needs are met by an onboard shower, compost toilet, and wood stove. The family tries as best they can to make their travels 100 percent carbon-neutral, offsetting the rest through the non-profit organization Carbon Fund . Currently, the six-bunk bus is touring Tirol, Austria and is available for adventure seekers at a mere USD $61 per night. This includes all of the basic amenities such as sheets and towels as well home-cooked organic breakfasts and dinners. Extra perks include the use of the couple’s mountain bikes, skis and surfboards. + Let’s Be Nomads Via Treehugger

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