Bus conversion exterior

Bus conversion exterior

Photo by Justin Evidon

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Mitchell Parker added this to Buckle Up for a Modern Mobile Cabin in a Bus
Butitta's grandfather owns 80 acres of land just north of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Butitta and his friends had camped there over the years, and he'd always wanted to design a permanent cabin for the property. But building codes dictated that the minimum space he could build was 600 square feet, much larger than he could afford or even needed. It would also have required building permits and hookups for septic and electrical. "We wanted a simple, off-the-grid microcabin," Butitta says.The solution: a bus he could redesign on campus and then drive onto his grandfather's property and leave there. So he bought the bus for $3,000 and spent 15 weeks, and $6,000, gutting and remodeling it into a cabin on wheels. After graduation (yes, he passed) he tested his design by driving the bus 5,000 miles round trip from Minneapolis to Portland, picking up friends along the way and traversing various terrains, which he and a friend documented in a blog.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Kathy Franklin added this to kathy_franklin7010856's Ideas
May 1, 2014
just for duard!
awortmm added this to awortmm's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Cool story
websters added this to websters's Ideas
January 3, 2014
Neali Inmon added this to neali_inmon's Ideas
December 4, 2013
A bus camper
trojansusan added this to trojansusan's ideas
October 7, 2013
cabin in bus
barb96 added this to barb96's Ideas
October 1, 2013
Cool bus
kattklotz added this to Cabin ideas
September 29, 2013
Our next RV?
shalnomore added this to shalnomore's ideas
September 22, 2013
So smart
Monica Vila added this to IGLESIA
September 13, 2013
rjlars added this to rjlars's ideas
September 9, 2013
School bus cabin
piesey added this to piesey's Ideas
September 3, 2013
mobile spa
parkerhouse5 added this to parkerhouse5's Ideas
September 2, 2013
adolfas78 added this to adolfas78's Ideas
September 1, 2013
ramsdenchris added this to ramsdenchris's Ideas
August 30, 2013
Good idea
marlene roy added this to chatelaine's ideas
August 29, 2013
pour Niko
2pies added this to extra living space
August 28, 2013
Love this idea
tamtink added this to tamtink's ideas
August 27, 2013
cool mobile home
Alexander Novikov added this to alexander_novikov's Ideas
August 27, 2013
Great for future generations
fkdyball added this to Others
August 27, 2013
sindybuck added this to sindybuck's ideas
August 27, 2013
Bus house
alogurux added this to alogurux's ideas
August 26, 2013
mjchouse added this to mjchouse's ideas
August 26, 2013
Love the idea for a "motor home" for a retired teacher!
sunnyd007 added this to sunnyd007's Ideas
August 26, 2013
thecrawfordclan added this to Retirement
August 26, 2013
dankeegan added this to dankeegan's Ideas
August 26, 2013
Ingenious project for Dave & Bill
Heather Holloway added this to Exterior Ideas
August 25, 2013
My husband has a version of this
rrory added this to IDÉIAS
August 25, 2013
Casa - ónibus
bjarne1 added this to bjarne1's ideas
August 25, 2013
my sort of project
elfijh added this to homes
August 25, 2013
sean's home on wheels
dallasdave1957 added this to OFF THE GRID !
August 25, 2013
wbonnie1 added this to mobile store
August 25, 2013
the whole project
dgpow added this to dgpow's ideas
August 25, 2013
Cool idea
robbiebe added this to Airstreams & rvs
August 25, 2013
Butitta's bus
robbiebe added this to robbiebe's ideas
August 25, 2013
Butitta's bus
kpatman added this to kpatman's ideas
August 25, 2013
oliva villaluz added this to olivadesign's ideas
August 25, 2013
Luminexa Surfacing added this to krunkel's ideas
August 25, 2013
School bus housing
scheiby added this to scheiby's ideas
August 25, 2013
Sandra Tardel added this to Ideal furniture
August 25, 2013
I like the project, is awsome!
lauriegarcia added this to lauriegarcia's ideas
August 25, 2013
cool idea
pat_landis added this to pat_landis's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Doreen Smith added this to doreen_smith1271's ideas
August 25, 2013
Naz Singh added this to snazzyko7's ideas
August 25, 2013
Bus conversion
oceanbeachrd added this to oceanbeachrd's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Tasmans bus
bonanaza added this to general
August 21, 2013
school bus camper
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