From Bus To Beautiful Home: Tiny Living Transformation!


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Join the Branca Bus as they invite you on a comprehensive tour of their lovingly renovated 1990 Bluebird bus conversion. Transforming a public transport bus into a delightful mobile home, this showcases the fruits of their creativity and hard .

🍳 : The heart of their bus is a beautifully lit kitchen, thanks to the preserved original bus windows. It boasts ample counter space for both and hosting. Key features include a compact fridge, a five-burner propane stove, and an expansive sink that also serves as practical storage while . An 80-gallon water tank ensures water availability for several days.

🍽️ Dining Area: Adjacent to the kitchen is a quaint dining area, where they enjoy meals and coffee. This space also cleverly converts into a daybed. The table, handcrafted and painted by the family, adds a unique charm to their meals.

🛠️ Build and Costs: Though they didn't keep all receipts, Matias and Carola estimate that their entire project, including the bus purchase and conversion materials, cost around $18,000. The bus itself was a bargain at about $3,000.

🛋️ Room: Opposite the kitchen lies the , featuring a multifunctional pull-out that doubles as a for guests. The couch, constructed from recycled memory foam, is a favored spot for the family and their pets.

🚪 Driver Area and Features: The original driver's area is transformed with wooden paneling, a shoe cabinet, and the preserved original glove compartment, adding a vintage touch. The hallway sports a creatively repurposed rearview bus mirror, now serving as a full-length mirror.

🚽 Bathroom: Despite its compact size, the bathroom is fully equipped with a wall-mounted sink, composting toilet, and a spacious shower with a rainwater shower head, connected to a gray water tank.

🛏️ Master Bedroom: The rear of the bus houses a queen-size bed with ample under-bed storage. A window AC unit and a unique side door enhance comfort and ventilation.

🚪 Wood Trimming and Storage: The bus features wood accents throughout, harmonizing with the gold and orange interior theme. The bunk beds provide additional space, and the handcrafted closet offers significant storage.

🔨 DIY Journey: Tackling the bus conversion empowered them, teaching them valuable skills in plumbing, electrical work, and solar installations, one step at a time.

Thank you for joining this detailed tour of this bus conversion. We hope their story inspires others to chase their dreams, no matter the size. 🚎💫

20 Comments

  1. You two did such a great job! It’s warm & cozy. Nice layout. Beautiful decor. I love the wood. Clearly you are both very talented! Kudos to you guys!

  2. Howdy, Becky! Just came across your stuff and looking real good ngl especially with the consistent uploads, If you need help with the backlogs so you and your editor can focus on other things – I partly own an outsourcing company – already reached to you on IG and Gmail. Cheers!

  3. Hi guys, wow what a fantastic looking bus looks wonderful just proves you don’t have to have a big place to be happy. I live in a three bedroom house and only use not even half of it up the good work. Enjoy your life from Australia

  4. Beautiful bus build. The wood on the ceiling is so nice and I just love the counters and table you built. It’s so great that your family travels with the fur babies too. The design and furnishings look so comfy and inviting. Great use of space and very practical. ❤😊

  5. What advice would you give to someone who wants to convert their own bus but has no skills at all in doing it? Bus looks amazing

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