A Group Of Young People Found The Best Way To Face Life After Graduation By Transforming This Bus

When eight young people graduated from Notre Dame college, they wanted one last adventure before taking the plunge into “the real world.” They wanted to see the world before the day-to-day grind of work, internships, new apartments and new careers began. Rather than backpack through Europe or hitchhike, they got very creative.

As they describe themselves: “From left to right: Amy [marketer/blogger extraordinaire], John [plumber/photographer], Dan [detail carpenter/house maid], Sam [interior designer/videographer], Micheal [roof deck builder/sleepyhead], Nicky K [bus dad/painter], Rory [electrician/group optimist], and (Nick M) [salty dictator].”

young people transform bus

They got their hands on a working bus.

young people transform bus

It was pretty run down.

young people transform bus

But with the eight of them working on it, they were able to create a solid design for the bus’s future.

young people transform bus

They stripped the bus and added insulation for noise and climate.

young people transform bus

Lumber makes up the framing and divides and kitchen and social spaces.

young people transform bus

The eight of them worked together to build it by hand.

young people transform bus

The benches were the first to finish.

young people transform bus

And the electrical work went in beneath the bus’s interior panels.

young people transform bus

The bunk beds were narrow but big enough to sleep all eight of them.

young people transform bus

Sleeping lofts filled the back of the bus, leaving enough space for natural light to come in from the rear door.

young people transform bus

They created some fun design elements, like this map of Yellowstone mod-podged onto the cabinets.

young people transform bus

Some white primer cleaned the outside.

young people transform bus

And a nice sky blue coat of paint added a “sky’s the limit” look to the adventure bus.

young people transform bus

The sleeping lofts functioned as storage bins as well.

young people transform bus

And every bit of space was used effectively for comfortable, minimal living.

young people transform bus

Even the couches pull double duty as storage spots.

young people transform bus

And a cool modular design converts them to practically any shape they need.

young people transform bus

Curtains provide a sense of privacy for the sleeping area.

young people transform bus

They traveled across the country in this bus and now are selling it.

young people transform bus

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