Eschewing traditional houses and downsizing into alternative living spaces is all the rage these days. Whether majorly downsizing with a tiny house or taking life on the road by living on four wheels, people are trading in that McMansion with a white picket fence for something totally different.
The latest trend in alternative homes is not only small spaces, but ones that can move: Yes, enter the bus tiny house. From renovated commuter coaches to vintage school buses, these Instagrams from seven awesome tiny house buses will provide inspiration for miles and miles—whether you’re looking for the tiny home on-the-go of your dreams, or just want to live vicariously through other people’s freewheeling lifestyles.
This RV/Tiny Home was constructed from a 1966 GMC Commuter Greyhound. The best part? Not only does it comfortably sleep four, but it also is currently for sale!
Jason and Blair affectionately call their home-on-wheels “Wayne,” because they believe it is a 1954 Wayne School Bus. They discovered the bus in a Colorado antique yard and converted into a tiny house.
Check out their adventures with their two dogs, Kira and Jd, on their 116-square feet of mobile living space on episode 12 of Season 2 of HGTV’s “Tiny House Big Living.”
Gabriel and Debbie Mayes have taken their four children on the road on their “skoolie,” (aka converted school bus). It’s complete with a fully-functional kitchen, bathroom with mini bathtub and shower, four bunk beds, and a master bedroom with a full bed.
Since August 2017, they’ve been living on the bus full-time, traveling the country. Currently, they’ve parked in Northern California (where the kids are in school) until they set off on their next adventure.
Ben and Mande Tucker, originally from Holland, Michigan, converted a 1992 International bus into a fabulous tiny home, which they call “Fern.”
Back in May, they welcomed a son, Sawyer, who is now along with them for the ride as they travel the country. How cute does he look all snuggled up in his bassinet in the home’s adorable kitchen?
This family of six, known as the Contented Nomads, has been featured on HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters.” They couldn’t be happier after drastically downsizing and spending the past two-plus years traveling the country in their converted 1997 International bus.
The Mobile Morellis quit their jobs, bought a bus, and made a home, according to their Facebook page. Bekk, Joel, and Tillie the dog spend their days traveling beautiful Western Australia in their mobile abode.
If you’re thinking about jumping on the bus tiny home bandwagon, but don’t have a clue where to start, check out Blue Ridge Conversions. The Hot Spring, North Carolina-based business specializes in designing, creating, and building custom school bus conversions. Their full conversions start around $35,000. Their Instagram page is filled with examples of their awesome creations.