Are you always interested in seeing the latest custom homes that individuals construct? It only goes to show that there are a lot of different things you can build and make. It’s always fascinating to see how other people create and style their homes, whether they’re little houses, tiny cabins, trailers, tiny apartments, or ordinary houses.
The trend of converting vintage campers, vans, or buses into attractive living quarters or mobile travel camps is one of the most interesting design trends nowadays. These do-it-yourselfers demonstrate what a little paint and body repair can do for these once-forgotten vehicles. Will Winkelman of Winkelman Architecture transformed a 1959 Chevy short bus into a stunning holiday house on wheels in this restoration. The final product is nothing short of breathtaking. Simply pack up a couple of kayaks or canoes and head off for some adventure.
He gutted a brown 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus to reveal its naked interior, for which he made designs by hand drawing them out first. He created the mobile camper to safely transport up to 12 guests plus the driver on the road before converting it into a sleeping place at night. It can only comfortably sleep two people, therefore it’s best for a couple or a small family with young children who can sleep in a tent. During the day, the bench seating he designed is perfect for sitting, and at night, it converts into two single beds or a queen bed when joined together. He also installed a toilet and sink in the bathroom, as well as 120-volt power.
He gave the bus’s exterior a neutral green color to help it blend in with its surroundings. Then, with fabrics and accessories, he added a lot of rich color and brightness to the interior. The entire floor is made of wood, and he also put some wonderful wood accents here and there. He added a desk and a dining table to provide two separate areas for working, creating, and eating. For a bright look that gives a lot of light to the space, the walls were all painted white with wood trim. Of course, the bus already had plenty of windows, so he kept them and just draped drapes over them for privacy and light blocking as needed.
If you’re thinking about renovating an old bus or camper, there are plenty of intriguing designs to get you started. You’ll almost certainly need to install water, electricity, beds, seats, and interior floors and walls, but that’s all part of the fun. Of course, not everyone is imaginative enough to take on projects like this, and that is where a little help is required, but there are lots of people who can assist you in realizing your goal.
Designed by: Winkelman Architecture