Florida couple Ian and Hannah were tired of spending every waking moment paying a lease on a home they never got to spend any time in together. Therefore, when the time came for their contract to expire, they were in no hurry to renew it. Instead, they purchased a bus for $2,000 and began their new adventure on wheels.
Instead of working nine-to-five jobs that require them to spend time apart, this happy couple and their baby Nora now travel the United States working on the road. Ian picks up roles across the country in event management, while Hannah sells products on Etsy.
Replacing a 1,000-square-foot townhouse with a 35-foot International 3800 school bus was not a decision they made lightly, but it has opened the door wide open for exciting adventures. They spent $12,000 refitting the interior, $6,500 on an engine rebuild and were gifted a solar unit for off-the-grid living convenience.
The finished result is a farm style family home on wheels that is everything Ian and Hannah could have wanted and more. It boasts striking teal cabinetry, plenty of storage, a farm-style kitchen with a farmhouse sink, a small nursery for the family’s new addition, and a full-sized bed.
The comfortable couch in the dining area also doubles as a pull-out bed for guests and includes storage.
The family’s dog Tallulah’s favorite spot is on the couch with all of the fluffy pillows.
Much of the décor in this beautiful blue bus comes from thrift stores, and Hannah also has a knack for turning her finds into something functional and fun.
The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home. It boasts a matte black kitchen faucet, which is perfect for baby baths, and it even swivels out the window for outside showers.
In this area is a gas stove, butcher block counter, hidden storage, and a slide-out pantry.
The mini crib is perfect for the couple’s baby, which is right next to the master sleeping area.
The bus boasts a heat pump, which heats both the sleeping areas. The master bedroom also has storage underneath the mattress.
The bathroom is kitted out with a toilet and sink for ultimate convenience on the road.
While tiles are not traditionally used in bus builds due to their weight, Hannah was adamant she had to have them in her bathroom. The pair sacrificed weight in other areas of the bus to make them work. Hannah and her mom then got to work tiling the bathroom from top to toe to ensure it didn’t look like it was a tiny home bathroom at all.
The little family has traveled all across the eastern US this summer and they plan to travel the western US early 2020. You can follow their adventures on Instagram