Old Denver city bus transformed as young family’s comfy home




Facing an unaffordable housing market, Scott and Emily bought a retired Denver city bus at auction and rebuilt it as a spacious home for themselves and children. With no building experience, they relied on help from family and online resources.

They designed DIY transforming furniture to make the “rooms” serve double duty. Using a kit, Emily and her father built a murphy bed so the largest room in the bus can transform from kids’ play room to master bedroom. Scott and Emily hacked IKEA beds to create “living room” couches that transform into a large guest bed. Since Scott works from home, the back of the bus serves as kids’ bedroom (with one lofted bed) as well as home office.

The couple had already downsized their stuff before buying the bus when they spent a year living out of 36 liter backpacks. The bus was an upgrade, though they continue to live with tiny wardrobes and fairly limited belongings.

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35 Comments

  1. Anne Bell
    March 26, 2018
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    I did notice they said they were saving for some kind of future build project for the family…so to the couple of critics that mentioned the children and privacy and all that sort of stuff that I hear ALL THE TIME , they are obviously looking towards the future and this is a great solution until the right opportunity comes along. I don't think the kids will mind one bit to be honest…this is how we bond and become closer as a family and build memories that we can reminisce about later in life…EXCELLENT BUILD…never mind the critics folks…keep on doing what you are doing!

  2. OfficialMichellemarie 26
    April 26, 2018
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    I want to do something like this but with a double decker bus

  3. laur laur
    April 27, 2018
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    How much gas does it cost to fill it up

  4. Pastor Terry Farmer
    April 27, 2018
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    Buy a lot,,,would be awesome , ebay even have great deal….owners even financed the land so you can have low payments,,,so get that land lot…Yes !

  5. Jorge Haz VIDS
    April 27, 2018
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    😮 there mormons the same as me!

  6. team game play
    April 28, 2018
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    I wish to have The Same thing

  7. justin Kassel
    April 28, 2018
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    The easiest fix in the world would be to grab a shovel and grade out ground that the bus sits on so the thing sits flat.

  8. Evelyn Dreamz
    April 28, 2018
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    Ilove it so cool im yu guys r livin & happy

  9. Marshaa Brady
    April 28, 2018
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    Can anyone explain how this is legal? I live in a state where it is illegal to live in a house on wheels, and decided to do more research to learn where I can live minimally. I can’t find a single ordinance in Colorado where it’s legal to live in a house on wheels, if anyone has any information on this it would be greatly appreciated!

  10. Barry Kaufman
    April 29, 2018
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    Her favorite word is "so". So annoying.

  11. I don't know
    April 29, 2018
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    What a great childhood those kids are getting. What can be better then to be with family.

  12. Treiviek 2
    April 29, 2018
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    Wow you can tell how hard they worked on it. The quality is amazing.

  13. Tracey Glover
    April 29, 2018
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    To me this just dangerous, it’s too much going on the world today . I can understand trying to save money but don’t put your family life in danger to save up.but the bus is awesome and very nice. Peace and blessings to your family.

  14. Edwin Rios
    April 29, 2018
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    When they get bigger what school they are going to go

  15. 42luke roblox
    April 29, 2018
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    Imagine it was a 1999 Rts nova bus

  16. Lil Mac
    April 29, 2018
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    The problem is they have no privacy, for example when there parents wants to do you know what they can’t and when the kids want to do something to in the future they can’t

  17. Olivia Brown
    April 29, 2018
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    Why did they say they we’re expecting two if they already had two kids

  18. boxertest
    April 29, 2018
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    People do tiny homes to save up money to build the home they want, these people are very intelligent in their choice.

  19. Michael
    April 29, 2018
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    Your thumbnail it looks like someone in a wheelchair but not sure. Does the lift still work? How about the signs? You could say Home sweet home or bus lol

  20. Cătă PALMIERA
    April 30, 2018
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    School ?

  21. Retardo Alert
    April 30, 2018
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    How about air con?

  22. Lycanthropic Paranoia
    May 1, 2018
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    What do people living like you do when your kids need to go to school?

  23. Barack Obama
    May 1, 2018
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    The 125 dislikes are houses

  24. Qiu Wen
    May 1, 2018
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    I really like all the detail. Absolutely cool!

  25. zelie wilding
    May 1, 2018
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    Oh my God my name is Zelie too, I am blond British and live in france, I am so happy she is also called zelie♥️♥️

  26. zelie wilding
    May 1, 2018
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    If you are having a little boy, my brother is called Dylan so it could be super cool because my name is Zelie

  27. The New Watchmen Reyes
    May 2, 2018
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    KIRSTEN WHEN YOUR PREGNANT THE IMBELICLE CORD CAN TIE AROUND THE BABYS NECK OR BODY, WHEN YOUR STRETCHING, DONT DO HEAVY STUFF.

  28. The New Watchmen Reyes
    May 2, 2018
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    KIRSTEN I SEE YOU LIFTING THE BABY ON THE COUNTER, YOUR BABYS HEAVY, AGAIN THE IMBELICLE CORD, Marie

  29. MONO MARIO
    May 2, 2018
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    LOS MOCOSOS SE NOTA QUE SON UNOS MAÑOSOS DE MIERDA

  30. LR18 DIY
    May 2, 2018
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    Are the kids homeschooled

  31. Kathie gillaspie
    May 3, 2018
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    Dads rock! 3 months helping y’all make a home. Awesome I miss my wise talented dad.

  32. Chris Vandernaald
    May 5, 2018
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    nice.. very well done conversion.

  33. Abdullah Saad
    May 6, 2018
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    the second door could be used as emergency exit

  34. roter13
    May 7, 2018
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    I've always wanted to live in a mobile home

  35. Crystal
    May 8, 2018
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    Glorified homelessness….my kids and I live in a car

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