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They Bought This School Bus For $2K And Flipped It Into A Gorgeous Tiny House!

by Elyse Wanshel
Elyse is a Senior Writer at LittleThings.com. She enjoys tacos, kickboxing, and naming animals. In fact, she named two of her mother’s six cockatiels Mr. and Mrs. Featherbottom.

The wheels on the bus go round and round.

But when it breaks down, then what?

Most of the time, a classic yellow school bus that’s embarked on lemon-hood ends up in a junkyard.

But occasionally these beacons of youth end up in auctions, get purchased, and are flipped into something incredible.

Some people get creative and turn old school buses into casual restaurants, artists’ studios, and indoor gardens. But the coolest of school bus transformations are those that are converted into tiny houses. And with most buses boasting about 245-300 square feet of room once the seats are removed, it makes perfect (and affordable) sense.

This is precisely what two lovely ladies did and documented on their blog, tinyhomebusconversion. Together they purchased a 2000 International Diesel, 60-passenger school bus at an auction for $2,000 and put a lot of time, love, sweat and effort into turning a heap of metal into a cute cozy home. Personally, I’m stunned by how gorgeous it turned out…

Here is the skeleton for their new home, bought for just $2,000 at an auction.

School bus converted into a tiny house

First and foremost, the seats were taken out, increasing the square-footage and allowing for all the necessities of a regular home.

School bus converted into a tiny house

Gutting the bus was just the first step, “you’ll freeze your [butt] off in that tin can!” one of the ladies’ aunts jokingly pointed out when she told her about the school bus conversion.

School bus converted into a tiny house

Reflective insulation was added to keep the “tin can” warm.

School bus converted into a tiny house

Water and electricity were also installed.

School bus converted into a tiny house

The end result is quite stunning....

The end result is quite stunning....

To see the absolutely mind-blowing transformation, read the next page. I still can't believe they did this.

To see the absolutely mind-blowing transformation, read the next page. I still can't believe they did this.

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