School Bus Turned Into A Tiny Home
This is the story of Michael who bought a school bus and turned it into an amazing tiny home even though he had never built anything before.
When Michael started the project he was renting a studio apartment. He later moved into a tent to save enough money to finish the school bus conversion!
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He Even Moved into a Tent to Finish the School Bus Conversion!
"When I bought my bus I was living in a studio apartment in North Austin for around $1200 a month including rent and bills. I moved into a tent in order to save money while working on the bus, commuting 40 minutes to work every day, just to afford more steel and more wood. I had never built anything before, and I couldn’t sleep for months because my brain was constantly going a mile a minute about how to build this and what I was going to do to build that. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. While I was building the bus I was cheated on, my dog died, I lost my job, my grandfather died, and Central Texas saw it’s wettest year in ages, putting me through 2 floods and multiple hail storms. In the end the whole thing cost me around $15,000 and six months of work. I know it’s acliche at this point, but seriously: If I can do it, you can too."
"I have never built anything. Ever. I've helped paint a few houses on mission trips and I helped install some plastic lattice once, but that's about it. My background is in graphic design and illustration. I always wanted to build a tiny house and I always wanted to travel. So I spent years playing around with tiny house designs in my spare time. Ultimately I decided upon a school bus because I thought "Hey, there's already for walls and a roof. Throw some wood and some light bulbs in there and call it a day." How foolish of me. I ended up doing a complete build on the back of the bus. I learned how to work with wood, metal, electricity, and water. I did everything myself with the exception of a few metal parts that I will mention, not to mention the help of some very awesome friends who gave me a hand when asked. The school bus is also a terrible vehicle to travel around the country in. It's bulky, expensive to operate, and expensive to service. But this is my school bus."