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VINTAGE TRANSIT BUS CONVERSION COST – PART 1

by | 2020 | The Lills

The two of us found so much joy, living on the road in our old VW bus for over 2 years. With only 80 square feet of space, we learned to live in the now and embrace simplicity, but not having a toilet or shower proved to be most difficult. By the time we reached the west coast, we were dreaming of a bigger bus to call home and when we traveled back through New Mexico, we were guided to a 1961 GM bus that had been sitting in the desert for over 10 years.

Financially speaking, we couldn’t afford this dream, but with some creative thinking and universal support, we managed to trade for the bus and find a way to get it back to the east coast. In our video below, we go over the cost breakdown from finding the bus to getting it to the location that we’ll be building it into a tiny home.

Over 8 months, we spent $4,900 total, which is less than the value of the bus in the condition we found it in. We’ll be covering the cost of each step of the build as we go, so stay tuned!

Click here to see our Rescuing A 1961 GM Bus – Part 1 video!

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