Michael Talley was a talented man. He didn’t have too much experience when it came to construction and building, however, when it came to design, Michale was a genius. He could see beyond what was lying in front of him, and he had the ability to make something out of nothing.
He was exceptional with everything he designed and had a unique and different touch. When it came to the bus he bought, he knew that hiring someone to assemble his dream was out of the question, and this was where he had to polish up his construction and building abilities.
He Was in for a Suprise
He made the decision to do everything by himself, but he had no idea what he was about to get into. He said, "I have never built anything. Ever. I've helped paint a few houses on mission trips, and I helped install some plastic lattice once, but that's about it."
Michael was lacking the expertise when it came to turning a bus into a dream home. When he first set eyes on the yellow bus that was up for sale, he saw beyond the damaged structure — he saw his home. Nothing and no one was going to take that away from him. But what made Michael decide to turn a bus into a home?
He Was About to Create a Miracle
The bus didn't have the ideal profile for turning it into a home, however, as we said earlier, Michael had the ability to see beyond. The bus had four walls, which was exactly what Michael needed. It had a roof, and with a few pieces of wood on the floor and a light bulb or two coming out of the ceiling, this was a good start as far as he was concerned.
Now, to some, turning an old bus into a home seemed like a great way to save money, however, most people around weren't aware of the severe situation Michael was in.
A $2000 Dream
After investing a little over $2000 on the bus, Michael was left with nothing. He decided to leave his apartment and put up a tent to sleep in. Being comfortable and warm at night was not at the top of his priority list, and sacrifices had to be made. At the time, he had been living in a studio apartment, which cost him almost $1200 a month, so sleeping rough for a while seemed like the best thing to do.
Michael would commute to work almost 40 minutes each day, but hey, there is no limit to what one would do just to make their lifelong dream come true.
A Difficult Start
2015 was a difficult year for Michael. That year he broke up with his girlfriend, which left him heartbroken. That same year his grandfather passed away, and on top of that, he lost his job. Things weren't going smoothly for Michael, and he knew that he needed a drastic change. It was either that or his life was about to go down the drain.
All he had was the bus, and he put every single thing he had into it. He invest every last penny and all the little strength he had into turning this yellow vehicle into something he could finally call home.