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Dad And Son Convert Old Bus Into Mobile Tiny Dream Home To Travel Across Country
By Yoon Sann Wong, 11 Dec 2015
In March this year, a man named Patrick bought over an old 1990 school bus from a church in Long Beach, California.
Patrick nicknamed the vehicle ‘Big Blue’, after its original paint color, and drove it to his parents’ house in Las Vegas.
Together with his dad, the duo began working on transforming the vehicle into a snug tiny home.
While the pair worked, Patrick’s mum looked after their welfare.
“My mom was right next to us, making sure we had plenty to eat, to drink and anything we needed. I love my parents so much.”
The father-son team stripped away all the rivets to remove the roof panels, changed the insulation—which Patrick admitted to be the toughest part of the construction process—and installed a dining area, bed, kitchen, toilet, solar panels and more.
By August, the bus was ready to accompany Patrick on his road trip spanning 10,000 miles across 30 states.
Patrick uploaded images of the bus conversion on Imgur and explained, “I decided to check out of the game and live in a school bus tiny home conversion. I have loved every single mile of my almost 10,000 mile road trip across 30 states in my School Bus Tiny Home.”
The traveler tracked his journey by recording all his destinations on the ceiling of the house.
“My plans are to stay in Florida until March, then most likely find my way back slowly to Vegas, and up to Seattle to live again for a while. Find some land to park on. That’s kind of the life I’ve imagined for myself. Ride around, travel, find temporary work, and see where to go from there,” Patrick explained.
View some images of the tiny home on wheels below and see more here. You can also follow Patrick’s journey on his Instagram.
[via Metro News, images via skoolielove]
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