Everyone’s familiar with the Magic School Bus, but what about the Magic House Bus? That’s precisely what couple Robbie and Priscilla created when they purchased a 1998 Thomas School Bus. While they could have bought an RV, they wanted something that said “home,” and a school bus that reminded them of a tiny home was it. They even went so far as to put a genuine house door on it.
While the finished product is spectacular, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the pair. Robbie and Priscilla had to combat leaking windows that required full replacement, and after a year on renovations, a head gasket blew. They then had to sacrifice some of their renovation funds to replace the motor. Now, however, it purrs like a kitten with an engine with no more than 52,000 miles on the clock.
The sleek, white bus is more spacious, elegant, and comfortable than many inner-city apartments.
Even the entrance is something special, with a house door to reflect the “house-like” design of the bus.
The kitchen features a farmhouse sink, soft-close cabinetry, a pull-out pantry, and quartz countertops. They also didn’t mess around with RV fridges, choosing a full-size model partnered with a full oven range for large family dinners.
The kitchen also boasts subway tiles, shaker cabinets, brass and stainless-steel fixture, and a marine propane heater. A wood fireplace also pumps out the heat on those cold winter nights.
The slide-out pantry takes up minimal space but boasts plenty of room for food.
The entire bus boasts a homely feel – enough so that even the family cat feels at home.
The farm-style decor throughout is a significant drawcard of this house on wheels.
The bedroom will be an eye-opener for others carrying out RV and bus renovations. The bed is raised on a platform to fit storage and drawers underneath. The under-bed nook is also home to the washer-dryer combo.
If you thought the kitchen was impressive, then the bathroom will surprise you as well.
The occupants get to enjoy a full tiled shower with brass accents, a glass door, and privacy blinds. Two outdoor showers can take care of any sand and dirt from outdoor adventures as well. Fortunately, this house on wheels can be entirely off-grid when you need it to be too, thanks to the six solar panels and eight Trojan batteries.
The full-size bathroom is no different than many house bathrooms.
Mr. Beebles is at home in the school bus. You can follow Robbie and Priscilla’s adventures on Instagram @Going Boundless