School Bus Turned Into Energy-Efficient Home
When people envision a dream home, it's generally a two-story, brick-and-mortar classic with a backyard and white picket fence. But Richard and Rachel Lane's doesn't have four walls -- but four wheels. The Lanes live on a bus in the San Francisco Bay area: a former school bus, to be exact, that they report purchasing in Oregon via Craigslist for $3,000.
The 39-foot bus is just like "a regular home" on the inside, featuring a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lounge area and even a movie room on the bus' "second story." Its livability is achieved by using custom, hand-made furniture, and IKEA pieces that have been altered to fit the bus' specs. It even sleeps 10!
"We wanted to make a home together, and this was a way we could own our own property and really create our own lifestyle," Rachel told AOL Real Estate. "With modular dwellings, everything's kind of decided for you, so you're not truly creating the structure you want to live in. So, for us, we found it was really advantageous to develop our own unique living space."
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