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Top 5 Double Decker Bus to Motorhome Conversions

If you like double decker bus to motorhome conversions like I do, you’re in the right place!


This list of amazing DIY bus homes was inspired by Ron Collins, a Tiny House Newsletter subscriber, who bought a 1980 Bristole Double Decker Bus that we’re helping him sell.

In fact, this post is meant to serve as inspiration as to what you can do with a double decker bus if you’re able to find one and willing to take on the task of converting it into a tiny (err.. I should say ‘small’) home, right? Either way, please enjoy and re-share below! Thank you.

5. Bristol Couple’s Double Decker Bus Conversion

Bristol Couple's Double Decker Bus Conversion

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John Bowden and Marleen Bowden-Schelvis have spent 13 years and £35,000 stripping down and rebuilding the 1976 double-decker bus.

It boasts a kitchen, bathroom, lounge, bedroom and top-deck sun terrace.

The couple, who are fans of sustainable living, have also installed solar panels and wind generators to power all the bus’s mod cons.

Learn more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-32793301

4. 1960 Vintage Double Decker RV/Motorhome

1960 Vintage Double Decker RV Motorhome

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Very neat and accident-free 1960 Bristol FS non-smokers motor home with solar-power, perfect for 3-4 people. Conversion to motor home 1991-1996. Complete reconditioned mechanics. Very beautiful, generous & solid finishing.

Video: 1960 Vintage Double Decker Motorhome

Learn more: http://myvintagebus.com/

3. Anderson Mobile Estates Double Decker Semi Trailer

Anderson Mobile Estates Double Decker Semi Trailer 18 Wheeler Conversion


Image © Anderson Mobile Estates

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I know, I know. Not really a bus, right? But I just had to sneak this one in here. It’s an 18-wheeler converted into a double decker motorhome by a company called Anderson Mobile Estates. Wow!

Learn more: http://www.andersonmobileestates.com/trailer-heat.php

2. 3-Bedroom Double Decker Bus Motorhome

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Images © Preloved via Yahoo!

3 Bedroom Double Decker Bus Motorhome 01

3 Bedroom Double Decker Bus Motorhome 01

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The 1972 Leyland double decker comes complete with a bathroom, master bedroom (the bed is from the Big Brother 10 house) and two further bedrooms. That’s all upstairs.

Downstairs there’s a fully fitted kitchen – including cooker, hobs, fridge, sink, washing machine and gas water boiler – as well as shower area, living area complete with sofa, satellite TV and dining space for up to nine people. Oh, and a driver’s cab.

Learn more: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/3-bed-house-that-used-to-be-a-double-decker-bus.html

1. Double Decker Bus Conversion with ‘Garage’ for Tiny Car

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At first glance, the sight of a tiny 1960s car inside a bus recalls the finale to movie classic The Italian Job.

But engineer Graham Smith has no intention of dumping his small Fiat 500 over the side of a mountain.

Instead, the 62-year-old has spent 20 years converting his 1968 Daimler Fleetline double-decker bus into an all mod-cons home away from home.

Learn more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1088833/Pictured-Double-decker-bus-converted-camper-van–room-park-car-inside.html#ixzz3e7ILEeK8

BONUS: Double Decker PDX (in Portland)

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Portland and London, England have several things in common: spitting rain, short summers and a wide variety of tasty ales. On July 1, we’ll share one more trait with our friends across the pond—a red double-decker bus.

Learn more: http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/news/2010/06/double_decker_pdx_portlands_big_red_bus/

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!




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  • Dianna Scho June 26, 2015, 11:19 am

    What a great idea. I just love what you can do with small spaces!!!

  • gale June 26, 2015, 12:41 pm

    These are the most outstanding conversions I have ever seen. Every one is gorgeous and deserves an award for design. Thank you for bringing these to share.

  • Sally Schrock June 26, 2015, 3:43 pm

    I LOVE double decker buses and want one sooo bad to travel around the country in. I’d keep it simple on both floors, with the kitchen and a bathroom(with shower)/washer-dryer unit on the ground floor and sitting area with a TV. Upstairs would be a spacious bedroom and graphic design studio and a small bathroom (toilet only). I would want it to be as open and airy as possible. The possibilities are endless! *Sigh*

  • Mark June 26, 2015, 6:29 pm

    I’ve always loved the concept of converted Double Deckers as a living space in which you could travel the length and breadth of our wonderful and magnificent Australian continent .. We had DDB’s as public buses in Sydney from the 1930’s up until the early 1980’s and there are still a few floating around .. Australia is larger than Europe and roughly the same size as the USA .. Alas for me this dream may never come true due to financial constraints and all of the stuff that life seems to demand of us .. It may still happen one day .. I’m only 45 after all ..

  • Rue June 27, 2015, 1:02 am

    Awesome post! I’m fascinated by bus conversions, so it’s cool to see what different folks have done with them.

    Pity I don’t have money/time/parking/construction skills for that double-decker posted earlier…. 🙁

  • Ron Collins June 27, 2015, 5:57 am

    Hi Alex!

    Thank you so much for advertising my 1980 Bristol VR Series 2 double decker bus. Although it has not sold. I have met very interesting people.

    Thank you for posting these really cool.creative designs. They are great!

    I am going to post #007 on Craigslist in Florida.

    Thanks again for all the unique little house creations and your great blog!

    Take Care,

    Ron Collins

  • w j chaput June 27, 2015, 7:33 am

    Fabulous–all of them. Mind and money at work. There’s no substitute for skills.

  • Liz June 30, 2015, 2:28 pm

    I think the vehicle in the kitchen is especially nice. Ahhh, the sweet smell of engine and gas fumes with coffee. And it is obviously quite safe to have that in the same place as you eat. Special people.

  • Marsha Cowan November 9, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Ok. . .how the ____ do you get that car out of there???

  • Janp November 9, 2015, 3:11 pm

    Awesome conversion!

  • Teri Simpson November 21, 2016, 2:08 pm

    I love tiny houses buses I want to buy a bus and make my own tiny house this is my dream home I want to travel & take a road trip and see all the beautiful sites I live in Oregon & I love the Oregon cost there’s some places that have free parking right on the beach & free camping areas go to (free camping.com) I’m saveing my money and in time I will have my tiny dream bus ?

  • Wilson December 28, 2016, 5:10 am

    Dear Sir:

    1998 Hong Kong Dennis Trident 12m low floor air-conbus for sale, high back seat available from Hong Kong , please message me if you interest

    Regards
    Wilson

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