This is the story of one family’s bus tiny home.
They’re a family of four who bought a 1989 Safari motorhome and renovated it.
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Family’s Bus Tiny Home
Images © Sara Miedema
Images © Sara Miedema
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This is an awesome design for a family! So much like a “regular” house inside! Lots more room than most THOW’s — just right for a small family!
I love this. I wanted to know if it’s still drivable.
It is! We are mostly stationary, but can move it from place to place if we want 🙂
Lovely renovation. Looks very comfy. The kids are adorable
This is lovely, really lovely. It looks very warm and inviting, and so wonderfully designed and decorated. The children are adorable!
Very homey like and has a comfortable feeling, plus looks well done and organized. Amazing what you can do with old campers or buses.
I am very curious how that master bedroom is situated. Is the bed above the drivers seat or does it get tucked away somewhere?
This is our home 🙂 The bed is situated over the cab, where the seats are. We removed the passenger seat permanently and the driver’s seat is removed and stowed away when we’re parked. We take the whole bed apart when we move, it takes about 20 minutes. The space under the bed is our closet and extra storage, it works great!
Thank you Sara for replying. You and your family seem to have everything in order and well planned. Good job!
Fantastic design and execution. I wish I’d grown up like this!
Rosee, that was going to be my question, :). It looks like it is over the drivers seat, so they only have to move it when they move I guess. It is very well thought out to the final details. Love it.
I was loving the place already….but oh my gosh that last picture should be in a tiny home magazine! Way too cute!
THIS! I want to love like this. I am so envious lol And inspired – my kiddo would love this life 🙂 How expensive is it to drive and what would you do if the bus needed mechanical work? I wouldn’t mind sleeping in at the garage while the mechanics fix up our bus, but they probably have rules about that lol A bus is my dream home but I wonder – how do you insulate one?
We don’t plan on driving long distances, so we’re not too concerned about the cost of driving it. I think we get about 6mpg. We really lucked out with our RV, because it is old and gross no one wanted it, but it does have a relatively new engine! So hopefully we won’t need repairs! Our rig was already insulated but we did pull out some of the old stuff to replace it with new.
Thank you for your response. I wouldn’t care if we had to tow one to a little patch of land, although the ability to move from plot to plot without a tow would be great, so understand that just fine 6mpg. I was nosing around an old greyhound bus that is just way too cool to rust away in a field. The engine has been picked clean so I thought, hey, I could box that compartment in and stow my Christmas decorations in it lol. Do you face any restrictions etc when you’re parked up? I think you have a beautiful home and gorgeous kids who clearly have kickass parents 🙂
Thanks 🙂 I hope our kids look back at this and think we were kickass! We don’t have restrictions where we are, we’re way out in the country on 5 acres that our friend’s own. It’s really ideal. We really like having the option to roll out if we do run into trouble here, it makes it so simple!
Really great. This is the way to go if moving around a lot. A home meant to be home-on-the-road. So much safer than towing something unwieldy. And since it is a vehicle, you can park in in places that wouldn’t allow a tiny house. Memories are made of this…
Well done beautiful home great pics
This is a real home furnished sobriety and good taste, but traveling, to say goodbye to boredom, and live in ever-changing scenarios. The indispensable because ofter forget to buy things that are destined to be thrown away and that we will never give real happiness.
Normally, I’m not a fan of bus conversions, but I HAVE to say that this is AWESOME! You have done a stellar job with this. It is so homey, warm and inviting with all of the necessities plus comfortable relaxing areas… just everything. Two thumbs up! Great job!!!! 😀
this is a good house
Extraordinary, simply extraordinary……!
This makes me happy!
This is the nicest conversion I have ever seen. Well done indeed! Do you have solar? What do you do for power?