In a time when housing is becoming less affordable and people are looking for more flexibility, one man had a very different approach to the problem and turned a double-decker bus into a modern two-bed flat.
The former village bus has recently been converted into a flat is still fully functional and has a valid tax disc and MOT certificate. It’s listed on property site onthemarket.com as a two-bed flat in Brighton, where the bus is parked at a farm nearby.
Available at a price of just under £30,000, the bus still shows off some quirky leftover from its previous life like the “bus stopping” sign which light up when someone is using the bathroom.
The double-decker, though, should most certainly not be mistaken for a simple, supersized campervan. The somewhat different home comes with a gas hob and gas boiler, a wet room with marble flooring, oak flooring throughout the rest of the bus and a master bedroom with fitted wardrobe.
Joel Ariaman, a property developer from Brighton, made the unusual investment two years ago. The transformation for bus to home took only six weeks and the double-decker has been touring the country with various promotions companies ever since.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes for an adventurous buyer to snap up this very different way of living. Especially considering that for some belonging to Generation Rent, this home might be an offer they can’t refuse, giving them affordability, flexibility and a home they can actually own.