This Company Converts School Buses Into Stylish Hotels on Wheels
School buses never looked this stylish: Mybushotel, a bus and van conversion company based in Las Vegas, converts old school buses into contemporary hotels on wheels—and the buses are now available to purchase, too. The company has a set of three different buses with their own unique designs: Natasha, a 1994 Ford B700 model; Leon, a 2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 model; and Barbara, a 2008 Blue Bird All American School Bus model. A fourth model, Georges, is coming soon.
Pre-COVID-19, Mybushotel rented out the school buses as hotels for road-trip travelers. All renting activities have since paused due to the pandemic (and hope to resume once it’s safe to do so), but the buses are available to purchase and range between $45,000 and $64,000. All three buses have the trappings of a modern hotel: Natasha ($45,000) can sleep six people and comes with a kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet and shower, a kitchen, and a dining area. The exterior is a classic yellow school bus, while the interior has white and yellow paint finishings and blue upholsteries.
Barbara ($64,000) sleeps eight people (via six bunk beds and one queen room) and comes with the same general kitchen, bathroom, and dining features as Natasha. The interior looks much brighter, as its walls and cabinets are painted a clean white. The light brown wood finishings also bring in natural light. Lastly, Leon ($58,000) is smaller than Natasha and Barbara and sleeps three people. Unlike the others, the exterior is a vibrant blue and comes with similar interior amenities like a bathroom, kitchen, and dining area—just within a smaller space.
On top of the offerings of Natasha, Barbara, and Leon, Mybushotel also creates customized buses for those who want to live that nomad life. To learn more about purchasing the models or building a custom one, fill out a form on Mybushotel’s website. (And good luck getting “The Wheels on the Bus” out of your heads.)