Tiny homes are all the rage these days. They are energy efficient and cost far less than a traditional single family home. Many owners have restored old school buses into amazing tiny homes. They create a highly useable space that is also mobile. Mira and Jeremy Thompson purchased their own 1989 school bus in 2011. With their imagination and many thrift store finds, they soon built a beautiful home on wheels.
The outside of their house is covered in small wood shingles on all three sides. White trim covers differing sized windows to allow natural light in. On one side, wood stairs lead visitors up to a quant white door. The wheels and the front of the bus are left exposed to add a pop of bright yellow to the charming exterior. Window boxes with assorted flowers make this house a home.
The bus is able to be driven around, but that is not why the Thompsons chose it. They were impressed with the amount of room they could create in their tiny home. They plan for it to remain in one place.
Rustic shades of wood and white cover the interior. It is truly amazing how much room the inside allows. Walking in, you actually forget that you are inside a vehicle.
The full kitchen has plenty of counter space and storage. A stove and vintage refrigerator allow the couple to prepare any meal they can imagine.
Past the kitchen, an antique wood-burning stove and seating area make up the living room. The stove also warms the house during colder seasons. Shelves and window boxes hang above a cute loveseat to create a down-home personal feel.
Directly past the living area, Mira and Jeremy can climb a ladder for some quiet time in the loft to read or listen to music. Underneath the loft is a cozy bed that sleeps two. Built out of wood and painted white, it holds several drawers to store all of their personal belongings.
Off of the kitchen is a small bathroom and beyond that leads to the front of the bus. The Thompson’s have added family photos and knickknacks around their home to showcase their style. Most of what they used to furnish their home was found at antique stores and thrift shops.
Everything in their home directly reflects their desire to create an efficient, recycled space that is warm and welcoming.