Some people inherit their dream homes, some buy them and some build them. Jessie Lipskin chose to design hers by converting a decommissioned 1966 GMC bus.
Love at first sight
Lipskin stumbled on the bus, pictured below, on eBay and it was love at first sight. She immediately bought it and then dedicated the next three years to transforming it into a humble yet stylish and comfortable apartment.
Lipskin told Bored Panda the purchase was part of her eco-friendly lifestyle inspired by a show featuring eco-architect Michael Reynolds building earthships from recycled material. “My first draw to the alternative sustainable lifestyle was the documentary Garbage Warrior," she said.
After extensive research, she decided on a vehicle home. "Ultimately, a home on wheels seemed like a perfect solution: I could easily explore new places (finding a permanent place to settle, in the short term, was not a priority for me), and I could continue to live a vegan lifestyle," Lipskin explained.
Because today's RVs did not have an aesthetic that suited her, Lipskin decided to go with "a vintage bus conversion which could be registered and insured as an RV.” The result can be seen on her Instagram page called The Bus Tiny Home.
A first-time project
Lipskin reported she did not have the required experience with "plumbing, electrical, carpentry needed for this project." In addition, the vehicle's levels constantly changed according to location further complicating matters.