This guy converted a double-decker bus into a two story home for his family of 8

Published on Sep 21, 2023 at 5:43 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Sep 21, 2023 at 5:45 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

This guy converted a double-decker bus into a two story home for his family of 8

All kids get a thrill out of riding on a double-decker bus.

This couple decided to give their kids the ultimate thrill by living in one.

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The couple came up with the idea after a family road trip.

On the drive home, he turned around to look at his children and noted how happy they all were.

“This is happiness, so why am I rushing home to sit behind a desk?” he asked himself.

The couple realized they wanted to shift their priorities from money to family, and immediately began looking for an RV to renovate.

But when they came across a double-decker bus they saw a unique opportunity and had to have it.

The bus they found is a 2009 Vanhool TD925 Astro Mega.

The renovations took just over a year, and roughly $200,000, including the cost of the double-decker.

One of their biggest expenses was buying new tires, which cost $10,000 in total.

The bus is decorated in a farmhouse style, with dark wood and brown leather throughout.

The downstairs area is bright and full of natural light, thanks to the huge windows that run along the side.

Upstairs the kids sleep in bunkbed pods.

While there’s no chance they’ll be jumping on the bed, the pods are pretty roomy.

The ceilings are fairly low, but it works for this family.

“We’re short so this is fine for me,” Dane said.

During the day, the parents’ bed folds away to reveal a big play area for the children.

Perhaps the best part of this bus is the roof.

Here is where the family can lounge on hammocks and have movie nights under the stars.

The family are now travelling through the whole of the United States, spending two weeks in each state.

At the end of two years they will fly to Alaska and Hawaii.

This will mean their young kids will have travelled to all 50 states.

That’s a lot further than a regular school bus would get you.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.