Couple turn former Dublin Bus into their new home
A UK couple has spent £14,000 of their savings on turning a disused Dublin Bus double-decker into their first home, complete with full plumbing, a kitchen and bedroom.
Realising that they could not afford the cost of a deposit for their first home, Canterbury couple Daniel Bond and Stacey Drinkwater instead bought a Dublin Bus double-decker for £3,000.
Since December, Daniel and Stacey's father have worked hard to strip the entire bus, insulate and even install plumbing - at a further cost of £11,000.
Rather brilliantly, the bus itself still runs, so the couple's plan is to drive it all the way to Cornwall for their wedding next year. Currently the vehicle sits on a rented plot of land.
“The whole point of this was to make things affordable for us," Daniel explained to the Daily Mirror. “It feels like an ordinary house, you completely forget that it’s a real bus.”
“Everyone thinks it’s a brilliant idea," added his partner Stacey. "Our mates who are struggling want to build their own ‘house bus’ and live next to us.”
To have a look at the bus' stunning transformation, you can view a BBC video report here.