I bet when you were a child, you never dreamed the big yellow school bus you rode every day might one day make a cozy little home, or that it could possibly look like this awesome. Well, Mira Thompson did, and after almost four years working on this tiny home project with her husband Jeremy, they have one of the most impressive little homes I’ve ever seen. The project all started with a 1989 International school bus they purchased in 2011. At 37 feet long, it offers plenty of square footage, and with all the modifications they made to the bus, they can officially call it a home.
They used lots of reclaimed materials in the build, like Douglas Fir flooring, cedar shingles siding, and wood from an old house for the ceiling.
The kitchen offers lots of prep space and room enough to cook a family meal.
The couple scoured flea markets and garage sales for most of the decorative items, such as the boxes that double as open shelving. Not only did being frugal keep the cost down, it also raised the overall character and charm.
They also made good use of the oversized wheel wells, using one as a love seat and the other to support a cast iron stove for heating. Check out that tin wall!
One of my favorite aspects of the build is the bedroom design, which brings a gypsy hobbit inspired feel. There’s a ton of drawer space and hidden compartments for storage in the surrounding frame.
Check out the sitting area above the bedroom, Jeremy’s favorite space to jam on his guitar. Notice the detail that went into the wood paneled ceiling.
You’ll find beautiful accents throughout the house, such as the plants and lighting fixtures.
The stove was special ordered from Amana, and a 1959 Frigidaire refrigerator was a lucky find, both of which use propane.
Images courtesy Leah at http://ourcorabean.blogspot.com
h/t Key Penn News