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A retired school bus completely transformed into a micro living space in Portland, Oregon. More info. here.

2015-02-21T09:41:45+00:00

37 Comments

  1. Gennie Fox February 21, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Absolutely adorable!!!

  2. Tracy Hall February 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I love this! I am adding this to my pinterest of Vacation Home ideas!

  3. Cynthia Taylor February 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Is the shower across from the toilet? You did not show it.

    • SC February 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      The shower is across from the toilet

  4. L Hopwood February 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    This is THE most beautiful bus conversion EVER! Just beautiful!

  5. Devan February 22, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    WOW! Definitely had me swooning on this one! Very beautiful!

  6. Dolly February 22, 2015 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Beautifully done. Bravo.

  7. Starling February 22, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I’m usually not a fan of bus-to-house conversions, but this one blew me away! I love it!!!!

  8. SC February 22, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing transformation! The bus mostly disappears with this conversion. I love the alcove bed, if that is what its called. the bookcase, the fireplace, the round window. But why does the toilet have no curtain for privacy, and where does the kid sleep? the bench looks too narrow to sleep on. Is that a family bed?

    • Jessica S. March 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      If you follow the link to the story below the last photo. You will read that one they have no children and two they hadn’t lived in it yet when these photos where taken. So I would guess there are now pressure rods with curtains hanging on them to give privacy. These photos where taken at a “we’re finished everybody come look party.”

  9. Lisa E. February 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    This may be a silly question, but can this bus be moved or was just the shell used for this TH? Normally, I wouldn’t care for this type of a build, but it is so well done I just have to give it a two thumbs up!

    • Anna February 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      From what it says on their website (link at bottom of post), it can be driven but they plan to keep it in a permanent spot.

      I’m super impressed that the bus is still functional after such a total (and GORGEOUS) makeover!

  10. Denise February 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Devan, what kid? Are you referring to the child of this tiny house owner’s SISTER, who is the one who wrote the blog post and took the photos?

    I think it’s gorgeous, creative, and oh so unique with true artistic touches! Also, people need to read the details…these photos were taken back in Oct at their “open house”, BEFORE they moved it to their land to live in permanently. People are making the assumption that just because there wasn’t a curtain closing off the toilet that one wasn’t added later, prior to full-time living.

    • Devan February 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      That wasn’t my comment.

    • sc February 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      I would have to say you were talking to me. My apologies for mistaking they had a child. I skimmed the captions on the blog and still thought they had a child. I could swear I saw this bus/house on tv. I thought they had lived in it for a while now, It looks like they have well moved in, I just didnt see a rod over the toilet.

    • Selena November 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Denise, it was easy to assume that there was a kid as there’s a kid’s picture above the toilet and there was no story on this post, just a link to the original blog. SC’s comment didn’t seem to be judgmental, and in fact praised the construction.
      Jessica answered her questions with respect, which is something you could work on in the future.

      Have a great day!

    • Dotty April 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      I never thought I would find such an everyday topic so ennahrllitg!

  11. Sparrow February 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    The Cora Bean blog says that two people designed this beauty, but who actually built it? And is there any way we can find out the cost? This gem beats any RV by a mile. I want one of my own!

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  13. Krista February 27, 2015 at 1:27 am - Reply

    This quite simply is truly lovely! There is SO much to love about it….. the reversal of bed and sitting so that bed is on the bottom with plenty of head room etc and loft is for sitting area, the windows, pressed metal behind fire/heater, use of timber in ceiling, the use of white paintwork and timber….. I could go on and on! So very nicely done!

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  16. Missouri Bus March 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    This is the coolest bus I have ever seen. What a wonderful little home – the details are so cute and welcoming.

  17. Nerida March 10, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

    It is just perfect. So much charm and character. I hope the Thompsons are happy and healthy and living the best life.

  18. Barb April 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    This one makes me drool!! I love the rounded arch theme throughout.

  19. Patricia July 15, 2015 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This is one of the best tiny houses I’ve seen yet (quite possibly even the best). If I ever decide to build my own this will certainly be my inspiration. There is a fantastic attention to detail. The best are the rounded archways and the rounded opening for the cubby bed. For laundry, do you hand wash or go to the laundry mat?

    • Joan April 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Thkining like that is really amazing

  20. Annette August 19, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Agreed: this is truly one of the most wonderful of tiny houses.
    Would love to see an update on this project when the home has been sited and is being occupied.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. carm October 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    OMGoodness….absolutely A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. !!!

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  23. John B. December 26, 2015 at 2:43 am - Reply

    My wife and I are planning to live at least part time in an rv or bus conversion. This is one of the most comfortable looking designs I’ve seen. A shame commercial rv interiors are so cheap/outdated feeling, even brand new. Thanks for the inspiring post.

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  25. Christa March 6, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I come back to look at this time and again. The most beautiful/creative design I’ve ever seen.

  26. AR April 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Hello, love the work you did, I was wondering where you found your vintage frig ?

  27. tanya hohe September 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love everything about this one!!! I am dying for the vintage looking fridge!!! One of the best I have seen of all tiny homes!!

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