College Student Transforms Old School Bus Into Tiny Home With Skylight, Fireplace, And Rooftop Garden
Caleb Brackney was a 25-year-old college design student with a goal. He wanted to save money, build a tiny home on wheels, and travel across the United States after graduation. So that’s exactly what he did! After purchasing an old school bus on Facebook Marketplace for $3,000, Caleb invested $7,000 into making it his dream mobile tiny home.
Caleb’s 220-square-foot school bus has more living space than many New York City apartments, and it’s certainly much better equipped. When guests walk into the school bus, they’ll walk into the “study,” a 6-foot-long bar that doubles as a desk and keyboard stand. There’s also an electric fireplace, which Caleb uses to heat the bus in the winter.
Adjacent to the study area is the beautiful kitchen. Although the cabinetry is dark, the skylight Caleb added ensures that lots of natural light shines in.
The kitchen continues right up to where the driver’s seat is.
Past the kitchen and study is a living room area with a couch that pulls out to a bed for guests.
Caleb managed to fit a full-size shower in the bathroom, but the toilet is very tiny!
And at the back of the bus is the cozy bedroom area.
Caleb truly thought of everything, even installing a rooftop deck and garden!
Caleb affectionately named the bus “the Roamer,” and I must say, this is one of the best tiny homes I’ve seen so far. You can follow along with Caleb’s adventures and see more photos of the Roamer here on his Instagram page!
“I knew I wanted some sort of tiny house that I could travel with,” said Caleb. “I have enough to be happy. When you have less things, you appreciate those things so much more.” I wholeheartedly agree!