Tiny houses are all the rage, and it seems as if people will turn almost anything into a home these days.
There are storage pod homes, silo homes, and even school bus homes. The idea of getting rid of all your junk and clutter and living a simple life seems appealing, but building the tiny home of your dreams can be a lot of work.
Josiah Deor-Williams recently turned a 1994 Dallas commuter bus into a comfortable, affordable, tiny home.
He used salvaged material to create the bus home. At the time, he was simply trying to make a home for his family.
The bus home is unique.
It features real oak hardwood flooring, a woodburning stove, custom-built cabinets, a steel double sink, propane range, and three-way refrigerator. There are also decorative touches, such as tile mosaic countertops.
In the center of the bus, there is a small hammock that makes a great place to read a book or take a nap.
The bedroom has a double bed and a loft with a bed. There is a cut glass window in the back and shelves along the sides of the bed for books and other items.
What really makes the home impressive is the greenhouse roof that was built on the top of the building.
It lets in plenty of natural light and also helps keep the home warm in the winter. There are shelves built around the top of it to hold plants to add some greenery to the tiny house.
The family lived in the bus home for several years but eventually sold it and moved to Alaska to pursue something new.
Josiah shared the photos of his bus on his blog and even posted a video of it on YouTube. He got a huge response from people who wanted to buy it. He posted a comment on his blog explaining his ideas behind the bus and his reason for building it:
“I wanted to say that it means a lot to me that so many people are interested and inspired by our bus-house. At the time we built it we had very little. We were living in a wall tent with a couple other families on a rural piece of land and we had just had our first child.
“In order to continue traveling and searching for our place in this world we scrounged together a couple thousand dollars, bought the old bus and spent about half a year building it out with salvaged materials. It honestly never occurred to me that I was making something all that unusual, I was simply aspiring to build a comfortable home for our young family.
“We traveled and lived in our bus, caravanning with another young family, for over a year. When we found we were pregnant with our second child we decided to join some friends in Alaska for the birth. We made the tough decision to sell the bus in order to make the big boat trip up north and continue our journey in a different chapter.
“We loved our bus very much, we did not build it to sell or in order to get attention, we simply put our love and energy into it in order to make a home for our precious young one and ourselves. we are still on our journey, we are still searching for, and all the time finding, our place in this world. thank you all for the encouragement. Inspiration is not something you give or take, it is something we hold together.”
All you need to make your own tiny home is a little bit of money, a lot of ambition, and a little knowledge of tools and design.
You can flip anything into a tiny house, whether it’s a bus, a van, or a home built from the ground up. People are always creating unique houses, and it’s only a matter of time before someone comes up with something even neater.
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