The Green Cedar Bus

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Price: $15000 Address: downtown
Type: Sale City: olympia
Bedrooms: 1 State: washington
Bathrooms: Country: USA
Size: 280 Sq. Ft. Postal Code: 98512
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Property Description

My family and I spent the summer and fall of 2011 converting this Dallas City 72 passenger school bus into a home. We devoted our energy to creating an open, warm, bright, and inspiring space for our family. By building up and customizing the back of the bus, we created a very unique and distinctive living space that eliminates the cold, tubular feel of a school bus.

Here is more specific information on the bus.

Model: 1994 Blue Bird TC2000 72 passenger school bus

Technical specs: 5.9L Cummins diesel engine; Allison automatic transmission; height clearance 13’4″ at center roof ridge; 33′ bumper to bumper; weight of bus loaded down with all of our stuff, full fuel tank, and 30 gallons of water is just under 20,000lbs; mileage is just under 200,000; we clocked 11.5 mpg consistently on our trip across the country.

Exterior specs: Front kitchen extension with SunPro greenhouse roofing opens and brightens the space and provides a place to grow small plants; rear loft extension with matching decorative glass opening windows and custom bay window; just over 4 feet was removed from the back of the bus and a wall was built with a large opening decorative glass window; all extensions and rear cutoff are covered in cedar board and batten.

Interior specs: White oak hardwood flooring throughout; two captains chairs from a VW Vanagon securely seat 2 people in addition to driver; kitchen is equipped with propane range, an AC/DC/propane refrigerator, foot powered bilge pump provides water to the sink, mosaic tile countertop, a bar with two stools, hardwood cabinet doors, large spice rack, and plenty of storage; living area was left as open as possible with an overhead bookshelf and plenty of floor space in order to make room for a desk, chair, chest, or play area for a child and includes a large screened opening window; antique wood burning stove easily keeps the space comfortable and warm; living and sleeping area have tongue in groove insulated walls; leading into the sleeping area is a floor to ceiling wardrobe with hardwood cabinet doors and a small bookshelf; queen sized sleeping area with lots of windows and can be folded into two facing couches; an artfully yet sturdily rough hewn ladder climbs to the loft; loft extension with windows on all four walls creates a great space for relaxing, meditating, or reading or a wonderful children’s play place.

Additional features: Spray foam insulation on undercarriage insulates floor; 170 watt, 24 volt solar panel system with a 400 watt pure sine wave inverter powers interior.

We put our hearts and souls into making this bus our home and have loved every minute that we have spent living in it. As sad as it is for us to part with it, selling the bus will fund our move to Alaska and give our young growing family a good start there.
If you are interested in purchasing the bus please send us an email and we can arrange a time to meet. We are currently living 9 miles south of downtown Olympia off I-5.

Being in the middle of a move and with young ones around, time is precious.
Serious inquiries only please.

Check out the videos of the interior and exterior at


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Listing Details :
Listed on : 23/03/2012
Property Id : #8364

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Location : downtown,olympia,washington,USA,98512

3 Comments → “The Green Cedar Bus”

  1. Rev.Rory V. Keeton

    May 31, 2013

    To cool, I wish I had all the money for that bus. If not sold before you move to Alaska contact me. I will be working on getting the money together. That is just what I need. I’m needing a home and cant afford no 100,000.00 or more for a place to live. You really out did yourself with that. E-Mail me an I will give you my Ph # to contact me. If I don’t have the whole 15,000.00 @ the time you move will you take payments. you see I 53 disabled man. I don’t get much on my disability. I only get 900.00 a month. So I make Native American crafts to make additional money to live on. And need to travel to sell my items. I pray I will be able to buy your “Busome” . Again great job. Your new friend. Rev.RV Keeton


  2. lin

    Jun 01, 2013

    love what you’ve done with the bus! What do you do about a bathroom?
    Is it possible to keep the bus where it is? if so, what is the cost of the space and utilities?


  3. joe

    Nov 07, 2013

    Is this bus still for sale?


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