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Retirement in their Bus Conversion

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Doug and Mindy had been bus drivers and subway operators up until retiring. Nothing had been handed to them; they weren’t wealthy: they had no construction experience — but they knew traveling the continent in a converted bus was their dream! So they found a transit bus at auction and began converting it.

The bus has an incredible amount of solar, so Mindy can bake and cook with all electric appliances. To keep costs down, they used mostly reclaimed and recycled materials found on Facebook Marketplace. Doug even got special signs designed to flash in the LED destination sign area, so he can change them depending on his mood! This couple is just too sweet — you’re going to love the tour below.

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They used lots of Facebook Marketplace furniture to finish out the interior.

Mindy sewed special insulated curtains for the whole bus.

Yes, there’s room for her sewing machine — and so much more!

VIDEO: Retired & Living in a Transit Bus


  • Doug and Mindy worked as transit drivers for many years before retiring.
  • While many people want to escape their working lives, Doug and Mindy chose to purchase a transit bus at auction and turn it into a tiny home!
  • They were thrifty and creative, using all kinds of free finds to convert the interior of the bus!
  • Mindy loves to sew and teach sewing, so she’s made plenty of bus adjustments to allow for her hobby.
  • All the luggage compartments below the bus provide oodles of storage for the house.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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