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Their $35K New Mexico-Inspired Bus Conversion with Clay Interior

Jake and Felicia were actively searching for a home in 2020 when they decided they weren’t quite ready to put down roots forever. Seeing #vanlife on Instagram and YouTube inspired them to impulsively purchase a bus before they even had a spot to park it!

They slowly converted the bus into their home on wheels, taking inspiration from the adobe homes in their home state of New Mexico. The result is a budget build ($35K) bursting with character, stunning tile work, and a full bathtub!

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DIY Bus w/ Custom Tile Tub and Adobe Clay Interior

Their $35K New Mexico-Inspired Bus Conversion 3

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They used a cool clay mixture to make the interior look like Adobe.

Their $35K New Mexico-Inspired Bus Conversion 2

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They chose such a happy color palette!

Their $35K New Mexico-Inspired Bus Conversion

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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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  • Anna Wendt
    August 15, 2023, 4:38 pm

    She’s gorgeous. He’s handsome. What’s not to like? Oh and the bus is pretty cool, too. I really love the interior. It looks really cozy.

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