Project Background: A couple of friends of mine were looking for a place to live that would fit their personalities and life-style. Living in an apartment or house was not something they were interested in, instead they wanted to explore the country in comfort. In the summer of 2014, they bought a 1965 GMC Greyhound bus that they wanted to convert into a cozy home.
Since, I've had previous experience designing residential spaces, they wanted me to design the interior layout.
The project did have it's unique challenges:
- Space. The space was very narrow (7' 3/4" x 6 3/4").
- Weight. Equal weight distribution was vital because it was a mobile.
- Openness. The clients wanted to retain as much window open space as possible so covering the windows in any way was to be avoided.
- Fire Safety. Providing access to three exits one on each side of the vehicle was mandatory.
- Water. Separate water from electrical, water drainage.
The client wanted to live in a space that felt like home instead of a RV. That meant that I was to design their home with their vision in mind. After speaking to the client for weeks on end helped me understand their vision. They were keen on keeping a rustic charm just as show in the image on the right. More information on the design can been accessed here.