On any given weekday, there are approximately half-a-million school buses in America being utilized to shuttle students to and from their homes and schools. After being retired from service, the majority of these kid-carriers are relegated to rusting away in storage lots or being cannibalized for parts. Recognizing the many merits of these robust platforms, Las Vegas-based outfit, Mybushotel is breathing new life into vintage school buses, completely transforming the yellow-clad vehicles into fully-appointed mobile dwellings.
Starting with school buses sourced from AAA Bus in Phoenix, Mybushotel completely strips and guts its donor vehicles before building them back up with custom shelving, all wood interior paneling, full kitchens and bathrooms, bedrooms and other convertible sleeping quarters, and rooftop decks. The company currently offers three models: the $45,000 Ford B700-based Natasha; the $58,000 Chevrolet Express 3500-based Leon; and the $64,000 Barbara which is built around a Blue Bird All American School Bus — though Mybushotel is currently working on a fourth model that’s lasted for a release in the near future, plus the outfit offers custom built-to-order buses. In addition to all three models currently being available for purchase on the Mybushotel website, the Vegas-based business also offers rentals of its fleet of converted buses.