Daniel was looking for a vehicle to take with him on outdoor travels during the weekends — something he could toss muddy gear into and not care. A late-night eBay bid made him the owner of this 2005 Econoline bus — and after a cross-country trip to retrieve it, he suddenly found himself caring a lot more about his build-out!
He used tons of reclaimed materials to create a fully-functional home on wheels, including a soon-to-be-completed bathroom, a Murphy bed, and a large kitchen/counter space. Enjoy the video tour below!
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His $18K Short Bus Conversion with Reclaimed Materials
Daniel loves all the width to really move around inside the bus.
He’s left the exterior original.
VIDEO: DIY Short Bus w/ Murphy Bed Built With Reclaimed Materials
- Wanted a vehicle for his outdoor travels
- Put in a late-night bid on eBay for the bus and accidently won the auction
- Flew in May 2020 to DC, drove to PA to get the bus and then drove all the way back to California
- Murphy bed with dinette beneath
- Lots of storage
- Space for wet bath
- Spent about $18K
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