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Family Turns Old City Bus into Comfy Tiny Home

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This is the story of a young family who beat the unaffordable housing market by buying a retired Denver city bus and turning it into their tiny home.

With no prior construction or remodeling experience, they learned using online resources and got help from their family.

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How This Family Turned an Old City Bus into their Comfortable Tiny Home

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Video: Family Buys Old Denver City Bus and Turns it into their Tiny Home!


  • Pull out table that hides away when not in use
  • DIY Murphy Bed with Built in storage
  • Kid’s play area doubles as sleeping space thanks to the Murphy Bed
  • Before they moved into the bus, they had got rid of almost all of their stuff and traveled internationally for a year and they were living out of 36L backpacks
  • The bus has plenty of storage, full bathroom, full kitchen, living area, and enough sleeping even for guests
  • The nursery doubles as an office in the rear of the bus
  • Total cost was about $25,000-$30,000
  • The bus weighs around 40,000 pounds


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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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  • March 26, 2018, 3:44 pm

    When, with honesty, you can solve the constructive technical problems that are formal (aesthetic), first comes your satisfaction or complacency then the judgment of others….

  • Carolyn Vick
    March 26, 2018, 8:23 pm


  • Bob
    April 24, 2018, 7:31 pm

    Love how they rigged the windows. Much better than I’ve seen on other conversions.

  • George Guthridge
    April 24, 2018, 9:20 pm

    Not a comment, but a question, if someone can answer it: Before they moved to Hood River, they moved every couple of weeks. Where did they stay? We stayed in our little RV for a couple of months, but staying in campgrounds and RV sites is expensive, plus there are tons of neighbors.

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