Architecture student Hank Butitta bought an old school bus on Craigslist for $3,000 and turned it into a living space for his Masters Final Project. The interior space features four primary zones: Bathroom, Kitchen, Seating and Sleeping.
The 225 square-foot home has wooden floors reclaimed from an old gym and the ceiling is covered in plywood. Drop-down translucent insulation panels built into the lower walls can be raised into place using magnets.
Two skylights where emergency hatches used to be ensure there is plenty of natural light. LED strip lighting, hidden in the reveal where the ceiling meets the wall, are switched by zone and dimmable.
The bathroom has one side of the aisle walled off to enclose a toilet and the opposite side serves as overflow storage. The kitchen occupies two window bays and currently houses a foot-pump sink, with plans for a chest fridge and gas cooktop.
The seating area features four large seats on either side of the aisle. The two seats nearest the kitchen fold out to create a platform that can be covered with neighboring cushions to create a queen-sized bed. The next seat down can be raised or lowered to create a table surface for eating or working. The final seat features a large lockable storage bay underneath.
The cabin of the bus has been almost entirely untouched and can be separated from the living space by a sliding door panel. Click through to see pictures of Hank’s bus: