Single Dad Transforms An Old Bus Into A Cozy Home For Him And His Daughter
Nowadays, a home doesn’t always mean a traditional, two-story brick house. I’ve seen people live in cabins, trailers, and all sorts of tiny, unconventional homes. Adam Collier is a 42-year-old carpenter and single dad from Brighton, England who decided to transform an old double-decker bus into a cozy home on wheels for him and his teenage daughter!
When Adam purchased the bus, it had only been out of service for a few weeks and was still in pretty good shape. However, it was designed to transport people around – not be used as a fully functioning home for two! Since Adam is a skilled carpenter, he knew he’d be able to do the majority of the work himself. And so, he gave himself a budget of £10,000 (just under $13,000) to buy the bus and fully renovate it.
After ripping out the seats, removing the paneling, and re-insulating the entire bus, Adam was ready to start thinking about the layout. He covered the bus in new tongue-and-groove paneling to lock in heat and create an aesthetically pleasing design. The first floor of the bus is home to a dining area and kitchen complete with a beautiful butcher block countertop.
Up a set of stairs, Adam managed to fit three whole bedrooms on the bus’s upper level. Yes, this double-decker bus can sleep a total of six people! There’s also a little reading and resting nook above the driver’s cab area surrounded by windows and lots of natural light. Although he did go over budget by about £5,000, Adam and his daughter now have a mobile, beautiful home for a fraction of the price of a regular home.
Great work, Adam, and happy travels!