One of Michael’s passions was movies. Scrolling through his social media accounts, there are numerous photos of him together with top-class celebs, and throughout his life, he always made sure to be updated about the latest movies out there.
When he was working on designing his home bus, he knew that there was one thing he could not give up on. A television screen was a must, and he had to make sure he had enough room for his extra-miniature home-style cinema, big enough to host himself and a few friends. He didn’t mind living in a small place, and he was all for coziness, however, the screen was not negotiable.
It Was Big
The bus suddenly looked as if it was double the size. It felt spacious and more inviting, and Michael couldn't wait to continue the work and turn this into his home. It was amazing how little work could bring so much change.
Michael realized that there was no room for mistakes. The space he had to work with was so narrow and small he had to be precise and accurate, and the measurements had to be spot on. Sometimes, in the late hours of the day, Michael began to ask himself if this was feasible or worth the effort. What other options did he have in life? Not too many, as it seemed.
The Finale Touch
The final design was done. Michael put everything he had into it and came up with the best he could. The public areas, such as the living room, were placed at the front of the bus, and the private rooms, his bedroom, for instance, were at the back.
This way, he could ensure that whenever he had friends or family over for a grill and chill, the facilities they needed were at the front, and there would be no need to go through the entire bus. He could already visualize the final outcome. This project was exciting, and he couldn't wait to complete it.
One day, while Michael was cleaning up the bus after removing the seats, he came across a note that read, "kick me." This probably belonged to one of the kids that rode this bus, and the note was left behind. So many stories and so many precious moments that belonged to total strangers this bus carried.
Progress was moving fast, and things were beginning to fall into place. What started as a dream was soon becoming reality, and it was now time for Michael to create new stories and new precious moments to be engraved into the bus's wobbly walls.
Turning a bus into a liveable home doesn't come without challenges. The windows were the most challenging part. In a designer's kind of way, Michael wanted to keep the bus's windows as they were. They could look so unique and different than any other bus house seen before, but it could also be a problem.
Michael knew that the bus's original windows were old, and they rattled and weren't exactly solid and stable. Moreover, they would make it very hard for him to keep any isolation or privacy. There was no other option but to seal the windows and place just a few along the wall.