Back in 2013 it was the life goal of Imgur user claireanoia to renovate and live in a bus. The bus renovations took place from March 2013 to May 2013.
They lived on the bus from end of May-13 to Oct-13 and traveled from Toronto, ON to Victoria, BC and then down to California, getting as far south as Big Sur before the bus broke down near Petaluma, CA.
The bus cost $2000 originally and the revovations and repairs cost between $5000-$7000. What a way to live!
The Original Bus
Removing the interior items. (Seats and floors)
The bus floor, sealed and painted.
Framing out the bus.
Got to have a sound system!
Everyone that worked on the bus signed the floor. They later put down laminate flooring.
Nearly done with the interior
The bus was then primed
What do you do with a converted school bus? Take it on the road, of course!
Near the Rocky Mountains
At Motion Notion
Symbiosis Music Festival
Sadly, this is the last photo of the incredible bus.
Shortly after Symbiosis the bus broke down for good, in Petaluma, California. The poor girl was driven into the ground with a blown head gasket, the motor was completely destroyed.
Since the cost to repair it was so high, the bus was abandoned and the guys headed back to Canada. Kind of a sad ending, but that is life.
Looks like she was a great little bus!