Thanks to its unique design, a school bus can easily carry heavy weights such as big piles of heavy sand, something Bruce would later need for his craft. These buses were buried underground, and sand was essential.
Bruce completed setting up the 42 buses. It was now time to bring his creation to life. The walls of the buses turned into winding corridors and seat slots became storage niches. Rooms were born and before he knew it, his 12 acres of land were transforming into a metal and steel habitat.
It All Began With a Bus
In 1980, Bruce bought his first bus for $300. Soon enough he was the proud owner of several buses. He didn't care if they operated or not as he wasn't interested in their mobility or engines. All that mattered, was their structure.
Within no time he owned no less than 42 buses. They were all stacked next to each other in an old empty lot not far from his home. The 42 buses were enough for taking Brice on to the next level. It was now 1985 and things were about to escalate.
It Had to Be a School One
If you wonder why Bruce collected only school buses, it's because they are quite different than ordinary buses and it was their special features that would eventually make his project efficient.
As school buses are used mainly for children, they were constructed differently. Unlike regular buses, the school ones have an open floor plan. The second thing that came in handy was the fact that school buses had steel beams which made them safer.
A Little Help From a Friend
Bruce was in luck as like-minded wanderers volunteered to help. They rolled up their sleeves and although it took a few years, they finally completed constructing their new safe and secured home.
Bruce never thought it would take so much time. These were long and sometimes agonizing days, however, he was so determined to turn his dream into reality, there was no way of giving up. He was now ready for the next step.
The complex had to be sealed before pouring in the concrete and turning it into a permanent residence. Not only that, but by covering the buses with concrete he would isolate them from the outside world and keep his creation in hiding.
Bruce had no idea that it wouldn't be long before his 42 buses would catch the police's attention and cause disruption and concern. But why?