The tiny house movement is about more than just the typical tiny house. It’s a movement of creative, unconventional living spaces that take a wide variety of forms. There are permanent built spaces, tiny houses on wheels and the style du jour, the converted school bus house. We recently came across one of the finest examples of school bus living we’ve ever seen, the “House Bus” by Julie and Andrew Puckett.
“It feels like home, but its mobile nature gives it a constant sense of adventure.”
House Bus is a converted Bluebird school bus that once chaperoned children to school on a daily circuit. Today, it’s a bright and inviting mobile house for two occupants in Atlanta, Georgia.
Julie and Andrew’s House Bus is a bit different from the other school bus conversions we’ve seen. It has the rustic charm of a traditional American bungalow, a design that feels warm, friendly and hardly “mobile”. Its interior features wooden counter tops and floors, a muted earth tone color scheme and even an old wood-burning stove. It feels like home, but its mobile nature gives it a constant sense of adventure.
Julie and Andrew’s drive to the house bus lifestyle is easy to understand. The affordability and flexibility of this kind of home is different from anything else available to this generation. Julie Puckett said it best:
“Now, we’re able to live where we like, and travel to the places that call our hearts. Vacations are more affordable because we don’t have to pay for a hotel, which means we can allot more to experiences and activities. Most importantly, we aren’t pouring our hard-earned money down the metaphorical rental drain for something we will never own. This bus is ours. So is our freedom.”
Enjoy that freedom, Julie and Andrew! We’ll honk if we see you out on the road.
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[photography by Samuel Laubscher]