A School Bus Converted Into a Lovely Mobile Home By An Adventurous Couple

A couple who fell in love with mountain biking and hiking decided a few years ago that rather than being tied to a permanent home in the city they’d much prefer to have the freedom to travel the world. They purchased a 2011 GMC BlueBird bus and they decided to turn it into their new home. It turned out to be a great investment not just because of the price ($5500) but also because this particular bus model has an interior of almost 200 square feet. That allowed the couple to fit inside all the important functions and features and to turn it into a cool and practical mobile home.

When the bus is stationary, this becomes the entrywayView in gallery
When the bus is stationary, this becomes the entryway
The bus is sufficiently big to be turned into a comfortable and practical homeView in gallery
The bus is sufficiently big to be turned into a comfortable and practical home

At the front of the Outside Found bus, there’s a small entryway with a bit of storage and durable and easy to clean flooring. A cool feature here is the driver’s seat which is the original one that came with the bug. Behind it is the living room which consists of a comfy couch with built-in storage underneath and a flip-up dining table on the opposite side which can be easily folded down, leaving this area open.

The driver's seat is the original one that came with the bus, with a new coverView in gallery
The driver’s seat is the original one that came with the bus, with a new cover
A small corridor runs through the center, allowing access to all the different areas inside the busView in gallery
A small corridor runs through the center, allowing access to all the different areas inside the bus
The living area is mostly just a small couch with storage drawers built into its frame at the bottomView in gallery
The living area is mostly just a small couch with storage drawers built into its frame at the bottom

The kitchen is not as small as one would expect and has all the important appliances including a small fridge, a 2-burner propane stove and a 6 gallon propane water heater. There’s also a pantry. Across from the kitchen is the office with a double desk, built-in storage and two chairs. The rest of the space inside the bus consists of a bedroom with a comfy bed, a few floating shelves and some extra storage, a bathroom with a composting toilet and a tiny shower and a storage area for things like bikes, climbing gear and other equipment.

The couch is actually L-shaped and differentiates the living area from the kitchenView in gallery
The couch is actually L-shaped and differentiates the living area from the kitchen
There's quite a bit of storage space inside the couch for various thingsView in gallery
There’s quite a bit of storage space inside the couch for various things
The area directly opposite to the couch serves as the dining area but can also be an open spaceView in gallery
The area directly opposite to the couch serves as the dining area but can also be an open space
The kitchen is not as tiny as one might expect and has LED accent lightsView in gallery
The kitchen is not as tiny as one might expect and has LED accent lights
There's a sink, a fridge, a stove and plenty of storage in the kitchenView in gallery
There’s a sink, a fridge, a stove and plenty of storage in the kitchen
The design is simple and has visible farmhouse influencesView in gallery
The design is simple and has visible farmhouse influences
This is the kitchen pantry, a shallow space with several shelves insideView in gallery
This is the kitchen pantry, a shallow space with several shelves inside
The area opposite to the kitchen serves as a home office, allowing the owners to maintain a career while traveling the worldView in gallery
The area opposite to the kitchen serves as a home office, allowing the owners to maintain a career while traveling the world
The interior of the bus is illuminated with LED strips placed along the ceiling on either sideView in gallery
The interior of the bus is illuminated with LED strips placed along the ceiling on either side
At the very end of the bus there's a loft bedroom with a comfy bed and some storageView in gallery
At the very end of the bus there’s a loft bedroom with a comfy bed and some storage
The bathroom is small but has enough room for a toilet as well as a showerView in gallery
The bathroom is small but has enough room for a toilet as well as a shower
Living inside a bus is unusual but turned out to be the perfect solution for this adventurous coupleView in gallery
Living inside a bus is unusual but turned out to be the perfect solution for this adventurous couple