These Friends Did Something Amazing to This School bus and It Is Seriously Impressive

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Can a bus be really too magical just like what The Who says in their song, “Too much, magic bus”? After you read this, you will beg to differ.

In August 2014,  eight fresh college graduates bought a 1995 Carpenter school bus. The friends decided to convert the dilapidated bus into their house on wheels. Only one of the eight had formal experience in construction, but despite that, everyone stepped up and took significant roles in the project.

The final product was dubbed The SerendipitiBus. It became the friends’ home on wheels as they went to a five-month road trip across United States.

Step inside and you’ll be blown away with its beauty. Here’s how the friends created their dream bus as narrated by serendipitibus, an Imgur user and part of the group.

Eight friends decided to buy a 1995 Carpenter school bus on Craiglist in August 2014.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

The bus was 40-feet-long and had a diesel engine. It had a “killer paint job.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

After a 20-minute drive, the group “were suddenly the proud owners of a bus (with nowhere to park it).”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

The bus was in bad condition, but “it was love at first sight for us.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

“We first bolted runners to the floor with rigid insulation between to keep out road heat and noise.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

 

 

“We next built boxes around the wheel wells to pack with insulation–again to keep out road noise.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

Next, they built a frame for bunks.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

Then designed a kitchen.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

And electricity.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

The exterior got a needed makeover as well.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

 

 

The finished product was amazing.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

The inside was simple but very comfortable.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

They designed an “amazing electrical system with five house batteries and a Schneider inverter/converter that we used to power phone chargers, computers, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and even an AC unit.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

Secret compartments for extra storage were also made.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

Extra legroom in the cramped space.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

 

 

Their hard work paid off.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

“Books to make us look intelligent.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

“The kitchen with space next to the sink for a double hot plate/propane camp-stove.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

And they also included “the all-important liquor drawer.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

A map wall with even more storage.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

 

 

The map highlighted where they planned to travel in the bus.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

They built bunk beds for each of them that all have a privacy curtain.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

“The plywood under each bed is on hinges to allow for access to storage beneath.”

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

They also added a bathroom with a removable toilet.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

AC unit is installed below a shelf with a collapsible vent pipe to slide the unit out to the beds.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

 

 

They embarked on their cross-country trip!

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

They managed to find parking spaces all over the place.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

They’re not quite sure how though.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

But they have one theory.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

It was serendipitous—or SerendipitiBus.

Eight college friends convert a school bus into a RV tiny house.

 

 

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