Name: Lexis N.
Location: New York
Type of Home: Bus Conversion, Tiny Home
Square Feet: 80
I Live With my shih tzu Bella
Decorating Style: Boho, minimalistic, and rustic, mixed with floral and fun prints
Bus Conversion Tiny Home
My favorite part about my bus conversion home, “Lola”, besides that she has so much character, is definitely her exterior body color. Her exterior is an original vintage blue, and I used peach accents for the wheels, front grill emblem, door curtains, and accents in the interior decorations and bedding.
How did you end up in this home? I was following others on Instagram for a while watching them travel the world in both vans and bus conversions. Living in New York, I was torn on wanting a van or wanting a bus because of the frequent weather changes. Since we have long, cold winters I felt a bus would be my best choice because it allowed me to have more space since I would be inside more than outside for four to five months depending on how bad the winters were.
Tiny Home Bus – Living & Sleeping Space
An average day in my life would be waking up, making breakfast, getting ready for work, working from 9-5, coming home to my bus, cooking dinner, turning on the tv, maybe grabbing my laptop and making a blog post, changing into pajamas, setting up my bed, and falling asleep. On weekends I am up early and ready to hit the road for a weekend adventure!!
The bed is arranged so that during the day I am able to set up two couches and have maximum floor space available. During the evening the couches are made into a full size bed.
One thing I love to collect is maps , I have a map mural on my back wall of different states and places.
All my clothes are stored under my couches and in my drawer unit.
Tiny Home Bus – Kitchen & Dining Area
The dining area was kept simple, yet sweet for dinners, including two chairs and a slate tiled, round table. The curtains in the dining room are split into two, so that while eating at the table I am able to look outdoors to watch nature at its best.
In the kitchen, a fridge is in a storage space under the cabinet. For cooking, I have a variety of on-grid/off-grid kitchen appliances. I also store two deep cell marine batteries that operate my off grid appliance use. My favorite go to kitchen appliance is the Coleman butane single burner stove top.
My favorite piece of furniture would have to be my dining room set up. I love my tiled round dining room table and my custom painted and sewed dining room chair. It is the perfect place to sit and relax after a long day.
Tiny Home Bus – Bathroom Area
The bathroom has a combined toilet and shower. The bathroom has a portable shower head, a drain in the floor, and hanging shower curtain that is stowed away when not in use for extra space utilization. The shower was made to be used both on and off-grid. While on-grid I am able to hookup to a campsites water source, and off-grid I have a 12V water pump that is connected to a battery bank which pumps water from my 10 gallon fresh water holding tank into my shower and sink.
I didn’t want a huge bathroom because I saw that as being rather pointless for the amount of time one is really in the bathroom compared to the time spent in the rest of the bus. For me, I would personally want a smaller yet functioning bathroom, and have more “living room” space to enjoy.
I also love the fact that since my mother and grandmother have sewed all their lives, I decided it would be most meaningful to me if they both made me those pieces I wanted for Lola. All of my window and bathroom curtains, chair cushions, toilet skirt, driver seat cover, some of my blankets, and tiny curtains to hide my wheel wells were handmade from scratch by both these amazing women. I gave them a vision and they turned it into the most beautiful reality.
Life in my Area
My area is best known for our awesome beaches and parks. There is a lot to see and do and is great for anyone looking for a day filled with adventure. My favorite hobbies are going for a nice drive, stopping at parks to take some pictures and relax, hiking, biking, kayaking, and doing anything that involves an adventure!