Family transforms old school bus into a three-bed home - then travels across 16 US states

Family transforms old school bus into a three-bed home - then travels across 16 US states

* Elizabeth Spike, her partner Spike and their two children decided to go on a little adventure. But they didn't take a regular family car or a van. * Their sweet ride was an old school bus they has transformed into a motor-home comprising three beds and other facilities. * The family completed the transformation work in just two months after spending $15,000. Elizabeth and Spike started the work in June 2020 after buying the old bus from a Facebook Marketplace for just $3,500. The family traveled to over 16 US states after the bus was ready. The kids attended classes and did their homework while journeying across the countryside of America.


Working and learning from home became a norm during COVID-19 lockdowns. Students attended classes from their living rooms, while their parents did office work while balancing household chores. But the Stone family from the US decided to do a restoration work that involved an old school bus. Now, their completed work has become a mobile home.

Elizabeth Spike, her partner Spike and their two children decided to go on a little adventure. But they didn't take a regular family car or a van.

Their sweet ride was an old school bus they has transformed into a motor-home comprising three beds and other facilities.

According to Metro.co.uk, the family completed the transformation work in just two months after spending $15,000. Elizabeth and Spike started the work in June 2020 after buying the old bus from a Facebook Marketplace for just $3,500.

If any party were to take a look at the ride now, they would surely be ready to pay at least 5 times more of the original selling price.

"We wanted to travel with our kids and because Covid shut down their schools and forced all work to be remote, we jumped on the opportunity. Spike had seen a school bus conversion when he was a kid (basically a wood stove and a hammock in a short bus) and had always wanted to do something like it," Elizabeth was quoted as saying by Metro.co.uk.

The couple first did their research before deciding to settle for a decommissioned school bus.

As work began, they first ripped out the interiors and then started rebuilding them from scratch. After that, they painted the exterior green with a patch of white on the roof.

They managed to fit a queen-sized bet inside along with a bunk bed for the kids on the opposite side.

The bus also got a bathroom, a shower room, and a small kitchen space, where the family cooked their meals on an electric plate. That's not all. To keep the kids entertained, they even threw in a climbing wall.

Elizabeth and her partner run the Instagram account 'chasingthecoastline', where they shared pictures of their bus adventure.