What do you get when you set out to convert a Vandura 3500 Head Start school bus into a top travel destination?
Here's a hint: look at your typical school bus, take out a couple of letters, and you will get to your answer. Give up? Then let us introduce you to The Cool Bus.
If you're ever around Monterey Bay, California, this adorable little bus offers the ultimate Airbnb tiny living experience. Rent this wheeled abode and you'll be set to explore the sun-kissed Californian scenery in comfort and style.
Ready to explore? Then join us for a tour.
This bus may be tinier than your typical conversions, but that doesn't mean you will be deprived of your living necessities.
The Cool Bus bus is parked in a 5-acre Monterey Bay ranch and guests will be given full access to the house's facilities. So while The Cool Bus itself lacks its own bathroom and kitchen, these are right within walking distance.
Your hosts, Angel and Satsimran, will go the extra mile to make you feel right at home. Guests can join in on early-morning yoga sessions, breakfast in the garden and, depending on the season, they can partake in free-range egg farming too.
They have even created a guidebook outlining their favorite tourist spots and local restaurants, which includes brochures and coupons for visitors too! With such great hospitality, we're sure their guestbook is filled with previous renters singing the highest of praises.
Sit back and enjoy the stay. If you need a bit of fresh air, all of the bus' windows can be opened and closed as you please.
Delicate pieces of decor can really bring a bit of serenity into a living space. This tiny Buddha statue is merely a reflection of The Cool Bus's quiet and intimate surroundings.
Whenever you need a bit of time for yourself, you can readily lie back in a comfy bed, watch the flat screen TV, and turn up the heater to stay nice and warm.
With that, we finally get to delve into the cozy sleeping area. Up-cycled redwood paneling lines the bus' walls, with an additional coat of clear, protective paint enhancing its brilliant finish.
A queen size bed with six pillows ensures you'll have a comfortable stay, and fresh flowers will help you feel reinvigorated on a bright summer morning.
The Cool Bus also comes with remote controlled LED lighting. So, depending on your mood, you can pick and choose the lighting's intensity and colors as you see fit.
With such care for homely additions, The Cool Bus certainly lives up to its name. Travelers to Monterey County are sure to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in this comfy converted bus while getting the most out California's natural getaways.