Determined 28-yr-old man buys old school bus and turns it into beautiful home on wheels
A man named Craig Gordinier faced a choice. The 28-year-old could move back in with his parents, or he could go for a more unconventional home.
He chose the unconventional home and bought himself a school bus.
And that turned out to be a really awesome thing.
It all started at the beginning of 2020 when a business deal didn’t go exactly as expected for Craig.
“After a failed business deal at the very beginning of COVID last year, I ended up, at 27 years old, home on my parent’s couch starting fresh again,” he tells Rachel Ray, according to Yahoo! News.
That’s when Craig started thinking big picture-wise.
If his dream was to get an RV and tour the country at 65, why wait 40 years to do that when he retires?
So, Craig decided he didn’t want to and that he was going to live his dream now.
“I started looking at sprinter vans and trailer and tiny homes and buses, and I finally found the perfect bus that was in South Dakota. I flew out there, and I bought the bus,” he explains.
Craig rode the 1991 Blue Bird school bus back to Massachusetts, which was a 28-hour drive.
“And I had this amazing moment pulling in and seeing the look on my parents’ faces of me driving this big school bus,” he said.
But that was the easy part. Now, Craig had to start renovations on the bus to make it livable.
Thankfully he had the help of his family and friends.
The bus had to be stripped down to a hollow insulated shell and had customized pieces built into it.
The bus’s entry has a residential door and a security pad. Craig also raised the roof about 20-inches in the living area. The bus has also been outfitted with lower storage boxes and a deck to transport Craig’s motorcycle.