Transforming A School Bus Into A Lab For Sustainable Living

Transforming A School Bus Into A Lab For Sustainable Living
Design

Artists Felicia Ballos and Ray Roy talk to PSFK about embarking on a mobile and eco-friendly journey, with a little help from technology and friends.

Lisa Baldini
  • 3 august 2010

A few months ago, Felicia Ballos and Ray Roy were faced with several major life challenges, namely: the birth of their first child Bowie and dealing with difficult New York living conditions. Opting for more sustainable and mobile living conditions, Ray and Felicia have turned a school bus into a multipurpose home, movie theater, and performance venue. However, their journey, which they are currently filming as a documentary, and new home is not just about a lifestyle change; rather, the bus operates as a potential prototyping lab for many potentially sustainable ideas using open source software/hardware from Arduino to Makerbots.

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