Paved to Pines is a small three-person shop in Saskatchewan, Canada, working to help customers find the alternative lifestyle they’ve dreamed of. Building custom campers from top to bottom — out of small cargo vans to 40-foot skoolies that can truly go off the grid — Paved to Pines creates fully functioning homes with stunning interiors, all on wheels.
Like all of the firm’s design-fueled projects, Mike’s Cabin on Wheels does not feature a boring exterior and white-washed teak interiors. The converted school bus feels more like a cozy cabin than a bus at all, with a forest green exterior to match. To create the alpine feel, wood paneling on the walls and ceilings is stained in a Pecan MinWax PolyShade.
Right inside, the living space features a beautiful custom sectional sofa in a rich emerald, offering a cozy nook to curl up with a book or enjoy a movie on a custom TV mount. The sectional easily pulls out to create a secondary guest bed, ideal for a night’s stay or quick nap. Across the bus, a cubic mini wood stove offers major heat in a small package.
In the kitchen, Jade Dragon green paint offers a soft complement to the bright sofa, topped with striking butcher block countertops. A large basin sink is accompanied by an oven and stove-top for all the cooking necessities, with extended counters for added prep space or small eating nooks. A pull-down faucet is finished in a dark bronze.
The bathroom is complete with a cedar-paneled shower, skylight, and Maxxair fan. White subway tile lines the walls for a clean aesthetic.
At the very back of the bus, the bedroom has a full bed, surrounded by windows and a skylight so Mike can take in the stars and sun, like a true cabin.