Now, this is a fun family project! Roberto and Silvia, along with their daughters Martina and Mayla, transformed a beat-up double-decker London bus (for sale in Italy) into their gorgeous summer home complete with a large porch for eating and relaxing.
The bus is just over 26 feet long and is about 15.5 feet tall. The bottom floor houses their kitchen and living room, while upstairs there’s a full bathroom and two bedrooms: One with bunks for the girls, and another with a queen bed for the couple. All-in-all they spent about $20,000 USD ($18,000 EUR) on the renovation. It’s such a great example of reusing, and creates a super unique home!
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Family of Four Summers in this Double Decker London Bus Transformation!
They really brought the red inside with the futon couch.
The red tile counter tops are a great touch too!
There’s an oven, sink and TV.
Here are the stairs up to the second floor.
A hallway takes you to the bedrooms.
Here’s the girls’ bedroom with bunks.
And the primary room in the back.
The bathroom is the first room you enter upstairs.
Tons of seating on the porch.
Here are some “before & after” photos to enjoy.
Wow! What an improvement.
Could you see yourself relaxing here?
It looks pretty cool at night too!
The family with their bus.
VIDEO: Virtual Tour of London Bus Double Decker Transformation
- London Double Decker Bus
- Transformed into summer home in Italy!
- Large porch addition
- Spent around $20k (USD) on project
- Two bedrooms (one with bunks, one primary)
- Full bathroom
- Spacious kitchen
- Comfortable living area
- Family of four
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This is on of my favorite conversions. You could live in it full time. Love the red accents.
Yes it’s an awesome space! Very livable
I wonder if there is any place in the U.S.A. one could buy a double decker bus?
Yes, just do a search…
Hmmm…maybe see which cities in the US use them? None in Boston that I know of…
I love it. The original stairs are great, and are an inspiration for other tiny houses.
I agree. I like having stairs that kind of curve. I think it helps save space well.
This is a very clever use of space which looks both stylish and practical.
It is upcycling at it’s very best, and much better than the bus ending up in a scrap-yard somewhere.
I love it.
Thank you so much
Exactly! What a great way to give this bus a new life.
thank you all for the compliments received
I cannot see where they could have done anything any different to improve on what the did. They all should be very proud of their accomplishments.
This is really great! Giving an old bus a new life! Be nice to see more old buses , motor homes and moving vans reused like this! Who cares if they don’t run. If you have to move, thats why tow vehicles were invented.
Very good point, Paul!
I forgot to add in the earlier comment , about if the engine is removed , the former engine compartment could be repurposed for holding propane tanks, batteries if on solar or both .
Oh what a clever idea!
I grew up riding red double deckers in the U.K and ever since I was a child I’ve wanted a live aboard. The stairwell is just such a perfect spot. I love that they’ve rescued this guy. I’m guessing much of the inside was already gutted, but if I were to find one of these treasures, I’d definitely want to keep some of the original interior alive – especially in that stairwell. Whilst in service, there was a little cupboard to contain all the clippies supplies in and beneath it was the luggage stowage – the most perfect little mudroom imaginable! As the drivers cab wasn’t accessible from the main bus, it would be a great place for a mum to hide to eat the unhealthy food I, (I mean, aherm, ‘they’) and grab a quiet five minutes away from the kiddo!
Hahah oh man I need one of those spots in my own house…other than the bathroom LOL
Hi Amber, you are right but unfortunately the bus had nothing in it when I bought it. I would also have liked to leave some pieces as a souvenir
Very nice aec
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