Bus Home

Architecture student Hank Buititta decided to transform an old school bus into one of the coolest mobile homes you’ll ever see for his thesis project at the University of Minnesota. He teamed up with his friends, and found the perfect project vehicle on Craigslist, which was then fully gutted. The next step was to install a custom interior, complete with a modular living environment that includes a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage space and even reclaimed gymnasium wood. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

Old Bus Into Home

“To give the 225 square-foot bus interior the illusion of spaciousness, Butitta constructed all furniture lines below the bottom edges of the windows to preserve panoramic views and to let in natural light; for privacy, he installed drop-down translucent insulation panels to hang over the windows at night. He also replaced the emergency hatches with skylights to maximize the amount of natural light. At night, the space is lit by dimmable, LED strip lighting tucked into the reveal where the curved ceiling meets the wall,” reports Inhabitat.