Parked in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, this charming, hand-painted school bus is a cozy retreat from the busy world outside. Go off the grid inside this completely solar-powered cabin-style conversion and enjoy the peace and quiet of the wilderness.
With plenty of room for three to sleep, this wood-paneled bus overlooks the most scenic lake, where you can canoe by day and enjoy a sky full of stars at night. You may catch glimpses of some of nature's creatures as you walk along the forest and trails. Leave the city behind and immerse yourself in a rustic existence for a weekend, and return home feeling refreshed and invigorated. As you walk into the bus, you'll feel how inviting the space is and want to settle in for the night. The ceiling and interior are created from hand-milled pine.
A soft, warm couch folds out to create an extra sleeping space. Hardwood floors complete the look of the home, and the bus's original windows saturate the cabin with light, creating an appealing glow.
Check out this gorgeous antique farmhouse sink in the kitchen! It really adds a cool vintage touch to the space. Little details like the owl decorations create a cozy atmosphere and feeling of home.
Wooden cabinets provide space for a small kitchenette, including a hot plate and small appliances as well as cookware, plates and mugs. Wicker baskets add a cute country touch and help keep the kitchen organized.
A tiny table with mismatched chairs offers a shabby chic spot to sit and eat. Though, with the surroundings as they are, you may want to grab your plate and dine alfresco.
A decorative steampunk trunk adds a pop of color to the home and a comfortable seating spot.
The back of the bus houses a double bed. The wood detail of the interior is really amazing, and it's clear that many hours were put into creating this comfortable, cozy home.
This is what you'll see from the bus. What a wonderful view of the lake and forest! And there is so much to explore nearby. Staying on this bus is truly an adventure.