Retired city bus converted into tiny living space
Two women with creative imaginations transform a junked bus into a unique mobile home.
Fans of tiny homes will get a kick out of this clever bus conversion spearheaded by two enterprising Israeli women.
On a mission to create an attractive and affordable alternative means of housing, psychotherapist Tally Saul and ecological pond-water treatment specialist Hagit Morevski salvaged a decommissioned city bus from a local scrapyard and transformed it into a tricked-out micro-dwelling-on-wheels that boasts all the comforts of home, including flush toilets, air conditioning and modern decor.
An audacious example of adaptive reuse, the duo’s stylish bus-to-home conversion project truly goes to show that when you set your mind to it, you can transform just about anything into a smart and stylish living space - in this instance, a living space that resembles the love child of a classic Airstream trailer and a shipping-container home.
It's not surprising, then, that Saul and Morevski were inspired by the global cargotecture movement, in which old shipping containers are repurposed into habitable spaces.
After gutting the interior of the retired bus, Saul and Morevski recruited a friend, designer Vered Sofer Droriwent, to assist them in packing as much comfort and functionality as possible into the shell of the nearly 40-foot-long metro bus.
Up front, you’ll find an open living/dining area complete with cheery orange booth seating and a well-equipped galley kitchen with the usual appliances and ample countertop and cabinet space. Take a step toward the middle of the bus, and you’ll find a spacious wardrobe and separate bathroom complete with a not-too-cramped-looking shower and decent-sized sink. In the rear of the bus is a cozy bedroom-lounge with a large daybed that doubles as a couch for when you have company over to watch movies - “Speed," perhaps.
Really, all that seems to be missing from this unique living arrangement are window dressings and a record player to blast “The Partridge Family Album.”
While details on the overall price of the conversion (including the cost of the old bus) and nuts and bolts about utility hook-ups, electricity, etc. are unknown, Saul and Morevski reportedly took on the project with the intention to sell the dramatically made-over bus for $300,000.
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