Alt News August 20, 2013
New School: Architecture Student Turns A School Bus Into A Nice-Looking Home On Wheels

Going to school would have been a lot more fun if all the buses looked like this.

Architecture student Hank Butitta is the mind behind this converted school bus, which he's turned into a modular, well-equipped living space.

Butitta says that as he neared the end of his time at school, he got "tired of doing projects that existed only on paper and at the end of the semester meant nothing to anyone."

So when it came time for his final project, he decided to try something new: Butitta, his brother Vince and his friend Justin Evidon bought an old school bus on Craigslist, and got to work turning it into a home based on his architectural drawings.

The converted bus features a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage, and one more touch of school: the floors are made out of wood panels stripped from a gymnasium.

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The floor of the bus is made from reclaimed gymnasium floors (Photo: Justin Evidon)

At the moment, Hank is about half way through a 50-day, 8,000-kilometre road trip across the U.S. in the bus, picking up and dropping off friends and family members along the way.

You can follow the journey at his blog, Hank Bought A Bus.

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(Photo: Justin Evidon)

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(Photo: Justin Evidon)

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(Photos: Justin Evidon)

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(Photo: Justin Evidon)

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(Photos: Justin Evidon)

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(Photo: Justin Evidon)

Via Colossal

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