Converted Bus: A Home for $9,000 in 15 Weeks

Exterior View of Converted Bus by Architectural Student Hank Buttita

Exterior View of Converted Bus by Architectural Student Hank Buttita

Wonderful idea for converting old buses into a tiny house. My son used to watch out the window on regular trips down the Thruway in New York State to see a large parking lot for school buses, some in service and some not. He would have loved this before he acquired a wife and two children.

I often dream of living in a tiny house but then I measure the square footage my books and crafts supplies take. The whole house.

Architectural student Hank Buttita was tired of designing buildings no one could afford so he bought a bus and converted it to an almost elegant modern-style modular home complete with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, and storage, with a wooden floor from an old gymnasium. He bought the bus for $3,000 on Craig’s List, spent $6,000 on remodeling, less than a semester of graduate school. Most of the work was completed in 15 weeks including 7 weeks of design and prototyping.

He has posted a blog and photos from his 5,000 mile trip around the country to show architecture students what can be accomplished in the tiny house and rehabilitation.

interior View of Converted Bus by Architectural Student.

interior View of Converted Bus by Architectural Student Hank Buttita

Hanks website Hank Bought a Bus has more pictures, descriptions, and a video.

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