Julie and Andrew Puckett planned on building a tiny home after their Atlanta apartment rent increased by 25 percent. But after finding out that the builder would need up to eight months before he could even begin the construction, they took to Google for a faster resolution.
“I had the idea to search used tiny houses, and in doing so, found out about school bus conversions,” Julie, 30, told TODAY.com.
The search then led to the discovery of a 1990 Blue Bird bus, which was already mostly converted and used as a temporary camper for a cattle farmer.
“We paid under $10,000 for the bus, and put in just over $1,000 in additional changes,” she says. “We did the building ourselves and sewed all of the curtains and cushions, which helped cut costs significantly.”