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House Bus














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Two years ago, Andrew and I were at a crossroads in our lives. We knew we didn’t want to stay in Chicago, but we weren’t ready to buy a home that would lock us into one location for years and years. Right on cue, the documentaries for tiny houses started sprouting up left and right. Tiny houses were (seemingly overnight) part of our cultural consciousness, and the appeal of them was enormous.

A 1990 Bluebird bus converted into a traveling home in Atlanta, Georgia. Photos by Samuel Laubscher. More info. here.

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  • Reply Liz July 29, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    While I think you’re reading too much into this, I do appreciate your simple layout. It suits for living, and if it makes you happy, than your decision was all for the better. Nice bus.

  • Reply Nikki Moody July 30, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I LOVE your bus!!! My husband and I have been going back and forth on a house bus or a THOW for a long time now. I love the mobility of the buses and yours is SO beautiful! Where do you park it on a regular basis? Do you have to live in an RV park or do you have other arrangements?

  • Reply dena July 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Bravo! I just heard over the radio 60% of americans are renters. Scary thought… day we will all realize we can once again regain true freedom from beautiful, simple and very inexpensive living. You both are very smart and can achieve any dream thru this way of LIVING! what a work of ART!

  • Reply mjo July 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    so adorable!

  • Reply Aragon July 31, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Perfect home! Let me know when you are ready (if ever) to sell!

  • Reply Sarah July 31, 2015 at 5:10 pm


    I was wondering how much you spent renovating the bus? Additionally what do your monthly costs look like? My husband and I are planning on making the switch to living in an RV full time and your bus is exactly what we are looking for.

    Thank you.

  • Reply Allison August 2, 2015 at 10:14 am

    i think that you and Andrew made amazing and beautiful changes and turned the bus into a great home! After much thought and discussion, my spouse and I downsized into a 31 ft class C motorhome. We are enjoying making changes inside that make it uniquely ours, while the exterior still looks factory-fresh. We never tire of the small space. Rather than saying life became simpler, I’d had to say it became more intentional.

  • Reply Andrea Hardy August 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

    hands down, one of my favourite tiny homes, period! wow–love everything about this cozy little home, i could definitely live there. thanks for sharing your beautiful space with me

  • Reply Gail Edwards August 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

    very beautiful and a lovely way to travel. Bet the dog and cat enjoyed it too.

  • Reply Sara August 4, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Such a beautiful home! I love all the decorating and homey touches and it seems to be laid out quite well for function. One of the best buses turned tiny home that I’ve seen.

  • Reply Lisa Thompson August 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I Love you little home!!! This is a dream for me and I am working toward this very thing. Could you tell me where you found your bus?
    Kind regards,

  • Reply Jennifer Jackson October 31, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I love the bus. Not only has everything been well thought out but you also have a talent for design. The only thing I would add is to use different clothes hangers. They make those flat kind of felt covered hangers that you can buy anywhere. Trust me when I tell you they will double your closet space. Those plastic tube hangers take up way more space. In the meantime enjoy your adventure.

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  • Reply Carrie March 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Love the bus…you did a wonderful job on the renovation!
    Love Julie and Andrew….

    Coming to take Starbuck what a nice well behaved doggie. My PattiCake (standard poodle) is in a 6 week reform school to help her remember how to be a sweet girl…..

    Enjoy your life and may it hold many many blessings!

  • Reply lo May 30, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    If you get married and have kids you’ll be a buswife.

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    […] Julie and Andrew Puckett live happily in their converted school bus in Atlanta, Georgia. They were kind enough to give us a tour of their 200 square feet home that they appropriately call “The Housebus.” Thanks Julie and Andrew for sharing! You can learn more about them at their website: Their bus was featured on Tiny House Swoon awhile back here: […]

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