When I was a kid I always wanted to live in a castle. It’s so big it’s got 10 bedrooms fully air conditioned with bathrooms, a totally organized walk-in closet, a personal gym, a complete kitchen with a pantry filled with foods and ingredients, a meditation or a chill out room, an office where all the technology happens and a huge space dedicated to art. It’s borderline ambitious but that was my childhood dream.
As I grew up I got to realize that big houses are only something to brag about not really serving its purpose. I’m even appalled with the thought of a broadband connecting the family at home, I mean isn’t a home built so that the family can bond? Why talk to them on a telpad when you can just talk to them in person? It’s as if the bigger the house, the lesser the family makes time for each other.
Talk about unconventional homes, Rosie, the 1978 Bluebird Bus owned by newly weds Mike and Natalie Young makes for quite the trash to treasure story in the field of interior design. Some would think the couple are merely a bunch of hippies who couldn’t afford an actual house. However, it was their out-of-the-box plan, and challenge, to transform an old bus to a modish home. They met Rosie in Craigslist and bought her from her previous owner, who used the bus as an office and studio space, for $3000.
The open-concept of this house makes sure that there are no boundaries we typically see in regular houses. Literally, no rooms. It’s a space where everything is just a few steps accessible. The inside of the bus is a 300-square foot space, which the Youngs painted gray and nailed a wood-like vinyl as flooring. They incorporated nature hues on their furniture to add comfort to the space as well as a few Bohemian prints on the little decors to balance the tame colors of nature with something modern and chic. This type of design aesthetic draws the line from a drab redneck trailer to an offbeat beauty.
Living inside a metal could get really hot, too hot their AC couldn’t bear it anymore. Unlike in Rosie’s time when heat is something simply accepted, the couple installed a large thermal fabric to serve as heat insulators, to make sure their dope shack is totally livable. And what’s awesome is that they only used magnets to attach them to the ceiling. Although Rosie misses a few stuff that makes a normal house work (like a comfort room), it totally works right for me as a chill zone, a modern mobile chill zone.
Think about bringing home with you everywhere you go.