Man Turns An Old Bus Into His Dream Tiny Home On Wheels
Although I’m not sure if I could commit to tiny home living, I recognize that it comes with a lot of perks. Living in a small house on wheels means you’re not tied to anywhere or anything – including pricy rent or a financially crippling mortgage! Michael Fuehrer of the blog Navigation Nowhere decided that he didn’t want to confine himself to one place or one job. He wanted to travel the world and build a simpler, more meaningful life. And so, Michael bought a 2004 Thomas Freightliner school bus and turned it into his dream tiny home on wheels.
Michael purchased the bus (which he affectionately calls “Navi”) for $3,600. It took him nine months to renovate the 35-foot bus, which is also outfitted with a cooking area, storage boxes, rooftop deck, and rear-access garage. The bus also has a solar system, skylights, and an air conditioner.
Navi’s kitchen features a full-size oven and sink, as well as a fridge and countertops Michael made himself from reclaimed maple. Off the kitchen is the living/dining room area, which boasts a six-foot long table with benches. All of the benches and couches fold down into sleeping space, meaning the bus can comfortably sleep six people.
In addition to Michael’s own sleeping space, there’s also a cleverly designed washroom. The bathroom is a “wet bath,” meaning the toilet is essentially in the shower. And speaking of the toilet, it’s a composting toilet! There’s even a little window in the bathroom which is rare for tiny homes.
Navi also features multiple storage solutions including a pantry, hidden bench compartments, and multiple built-in cupboards. Michael’s transformation just goes to show that one can live comfortably (and with the environment in mind), even in quite a small space. Click here to learn more about Michael’s project and his plans for future travels!