An American woman turned an old ramshackle bus into an eco-house on wheels
To have the house of your dreams, some people just get it by inheritance, others carefully select options and purchase it, but there are enthusiasts who build their own hands a unique home of its kind. On the latter path went a very creative American woman who bought an old bus and managed to refit it so that it can only cause admiration and even some envy, because it now has everything and even more for a comfortable nomadic life.
This amazing story began when a young girl, Jessie Lipskin, watched the documentary “Garbage warrior”, in which the main character, inspired by environmental ideas, built a house out of ordinary garbage.Then she had a plan to create an eco-friendly alternative housing, because she was a fan of a very unusual show, which was led by eco-architect Michael Reynolds, who creates ships from waste or recycled material.
In addition, she was very inspired by the idea of minimalism, because for a person so many things are not required, as well as huge apartments. So over time, she got rid of everything superfluous, and when all her belongings could fit into one suitcase, she began to search for a suitable car platform to create her tiny home. After reviewing a bunch of options on eBay, she settled on an old, decommissioned 1966 GMC bus.
From this day, the active transformation of the old bus into a comfortable and stylish tiny home began. After removing all the interior furniture and paneling, Jessie began to plan the living space, because she wanted to create the most simple eco-house. This unique home, which has everything you need for a comfortable stay for four people, the girl called “Greyhound”.
In the project of the house of her dreams, she managed to find a place for a large living room, a functional kitchen, a full bathroom and a bedroom. In addition, thanks to accurate calculations and ingenuity, she was able to attach several large storage systems, one of which could easily pass for a dressing room, and even for a mini-library there was a place.
Such a unique transformation was complicated by the fact that the girl had no skills in construction or carpentry, not to mention plumbing, so the work was so long. Of course, she resorted to the help of friends and acquaintances, and occasionally invited professionals, because with some types of work alone can not cope.
But in the end, she still managed to achieve the desired results and what she got thanks to photos and videos, we will also be able to see. By the way, such conversions have been reported on the pages more than once Novate.Ru, although this project deserves special attention.
Considering that the Creator of this unique mobile home is a fan of everything natural, the interior contains only environmentally friendly and natural building materials. Insulation, interior paneling and many pieces of furniture were made from recycled materials and wood, and to save resources, energy-saving systems and devices were installed that provide comfortable living with minimal negative impact on the environment.
To give an aesthetic appearance to her eco-house on wheels, Jessie installed beautiful parquet floors and painted the walls white, which makes it light and visually increases the space. In addition, the original Windows of the bus, she decided not to change and leave in place, which allowed the entire house to fill with sunlight. For lighting in the dark with the help of a professional installed led systems that emit soft light and provide a calm and cozy atmosphere. Free walls were decorated with paintings, which brought bright notes to the entire design of the home.
The Creator paid special attention to the arrangement of functional zones. For example, the kitchen is equipped with a sufficient number of work surfaces made of natural wood, as well as installed: an oven and hob, energy-saving washing machine and dryer, refrigerator with freezer, water heater and propane tank. Naturally, a sufficient number of cabinets and shelves were created, which provided places for storing food and kitchen utensils, and this was done so skillfully and efficiently that it was possible to save space for movement in this area without interference.
The sleeping area was installed in the back of the bus, which made it streamlined and very light, thanks to the left bus Windows, which are simply closed with thick velvet curtains.
Here we managed to arrange a comfortable double bed with orthopedic mattress for a comfortable stay with a fairly roomy storage system under it. Instead of the side wall of the bed, a mini-library was created, which became an original decoration of the entire sleeping area.
A very original way to organize an Autonomous sewer system was invented by a girl who had never faced such questions before. All used water and waste products, through special pipes located under the bottom of the bus, flows into one huge reservoir, which is located there and can be released in specially designated areas. So in a mobile home, you can easily use the shower, sink and toilet, which can fully function thanks to the supply of water that is stored in another tank, a water heater and all the necessary plumbing equipment.
Thus, it took Jessie Lipskin three years and $125,000 to create a fully functional tiny house on wheels, in which you can live anywhere, because it is equipped with Autonomous life support systems, and even travel in very comfortable conditions. However, since then, the girl has decided to put the bus on sale in order to realize her new dream-to travel around the world.