The build is complete and we couldn't be happier with the finished product.
After a yearlong project, Our old school bus is now a custom, fully functional and comfortable motor home:
The interior is open and spacious, with white painted pine and natural cedar dominating the space. Acacia wood floors, copper curtain rods, butcher block countertops and live-edge lumber accents contribute to the interior feel.
Some systems we installed to make life more comfortable on the road include...
Plumbing: Water is plumbed to our faucet and outdoor shower, supplied by 25 gallons of freshwater and captured by a 25 gallon grey water system. The outdoor shower is plumbed through a tankless water heater for on-demand hot water.
Electrical: We're powered by both 12 and 120 V electricity. On the road, our house battery and inverter keeps our phones, computers, and our fantastic vent fan running for up to a week while off he grid.
Propane: LPG feeds our oven and stove, as well as our tankless hot-water heater.
Just for Fun..
Rooftop deck: The cedar deck atop the bus is used for hauling our paddleboards, picnics and stargazing. Climbing to the deck give us a whole new perspective and an elevated view.
Hammock posts: We can easily install four posts that extend over the deck, allowing us to swing our hammocks high up in the sky.
Bike mounts: With a simple fork mount, we're able to hang our bikes vertically off the back of the bus. The rear door maintains full functionality and they're easy to take down/put up.