Design and Architecture

New role of the old bus: self-sufficient house on wheels

Jessie Lipskin's optimism and perseverance can be kindly envied. This woman managed to turn the old bus into a self-sufficient motor home. It took 3 years to work, but the result is worth it.


Turning an old bus into a dream house

The 1966 GMC bus found Jesse on eBay, the woman immediately had the idea to turn it into a motor home. A lot of effort was made. In addition to documenting and obtaining the appropriate permits, I had to pretty much break my head over the project.

At the beginning the bus looked like this.

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Dismantling seats and clearing the territory were among the easiest stages.

The hardest thing was just beginning. The situation inside the mobile home is planned taking into account the changes in the angle of inclination that occur when moving. A special approach was also needed when carrying out plumbing, electrical and carpentry work.

It was necessary to take into account not only the shape of the ceiling, but also the slope of the windows.

3 years of hard work did not pass without a trace.

In the house-bus you can live in comfort all year round.


Inside the caravan every detail is thought out. Everything here is soaked with home comfort.

It looks like a bedroom from the kitchen.

The benches, supplemented by doors, allow you to hide a lot of things from prying eyes.

At the bedroom window there was a place for a mini-library.

Clothing is located in comfortable closets.

The kitchen is quite spacious.

One of its advantages are viewports.

The fridge-freezer is hidden under the table top.

The bathroom is equipped with not only a wash basin, but also a shower. Every detail thought out here the drain system. Both the shower and the flooring have a drainage layer. Once there, the water flows into a tank located under the wheel.

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More details on home improvement on wheels in the video:

There is no trip ahead of Jesse Lipskin. When your home is on wheels, it can't be otherwise.