Let’s admit it, we all have our dream houses in mind. Right from the antique furniture, fun bunk bed, a wall full of paintings and personal memoirs, huge TV, we all have a mental list of things we’d like in our dream house. Well, lovebirds, Felix Starck and Selima Taibi from Berlin in Germany also had a dream house in mind, but it was nothing like you’d imagine. The couple after getting bored with their daily routine in Germany wanted to have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. So they transformed a school bus into a gorgeous house on wheels, for them and their furry companion, a Bernese mountain dog, Rudi.
Building The House On Wheels
Felix Starck and Selima Taibi acquired an American school bus for $9,000 (₹6,74,775 approx), which had a lot of rust and a hole in the floor. But they got together to fix it and make it resemble the vision they had in mind. The free-spirited German couple custom-built the school bus to fit their style as they wanted a home, yet have a way of commute to suit their vagabond lifestyle. And the bus was a perfect balance.
So they flew to the United States to renovate the bus and convert it into a mobile home. They took a little help from another couple who had previously done their own bus renovation. , Starck and Taibi were able to renovate their bus in three months. The renovation cost the couple between $60,000 to $70,000 (₹44,98,500 to ₹52,48,250).
The adventurous couple made sure that they had running water, electricity and propane in their bus. A kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, sink and freezer was also added. They constructed a compost toilet, outfitted the shower with Mercury Mosaics handmade tiles and built a master bedroom with a flat-screen TV.
The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round
Felix and Selima’s is a cosy little home on a bus. Their bus cum home is powered by solar panels on the roof which generates electricity. They can also plug the bus into a grid. Their home is designed not only keeping their free-spirited personalities alive but also taking their dog, Rudi’s needs into consideration. They wanted Rudi to join them on their adventures around the world, so they designed the house making it as spacious as possible so Rudi can walk around comfortably and feel safe.
In 12 weeks of time, the happy couple applied the last coat of paint and concluded their home construction. They stated that after 12 weeks of daily failure and hard work, they are finally ready to tour South America on their house on wheels. And even though they admit it could have been done a lot cheaper, but since they were very particular on giving at most importance to comfort and their lifestyle it did take a wee bit more of money. But the results are fantastic. From Travelling With Pets To Volunteering, These Are Going To Be Top Travel Trends Of 2020!
Going On Expedition Happiness
Felix, Selima and their dog Rudi set off on their adventure, Expedition Happiness from Alaska to Central America. The couple wrapped up a trip to Grand Canyon and were on their way to the Mexican border. They feel anyone can work hard and construct a bus into a home. Taibi stated that one shouldn’t give up. Did you know You Can FINALLY Travel From India To Myanmar By Bus Starting April?
With just Youtube tutorials and a little help from a professional to do important stuff like electric, propane or plumping, you can have a lovely house on wheels. A bucketload of hard work, a sprinkle of creativity, little help from tutorials and a whole lot of inspiration is all you need to make your dreams, into reality.