Converted 1969 International Loadstar elementary school bus into a 2-story home. As a certified sheetmetalist, a carpenter of 20+ years and avid about refurbishing, this was the only solution to occupy my spare time since 2001.
Honaly is now up for bid
For more detailed photos and information please visit www.word-speller/HonalyForSale-Info
Honaly heading back to the shop before heading for the hiway. Forgot to remove the stovepipe!
The beauty of a curved roof...
No shoveling snow! The bullet-proof lexan & SS absorbs impact, supported by heavy-guage, curved, purlins & struts.
The small window on the 2nd floor opens to allow airflow front and back. Additional screens run the length of the bus under the eaves.
From back to front. Cannot see the woodstove and clawfoot tub but can view the sitting area and on towards the kitchen.
Lost my lease on country bus barn in the middle of construction, moving on to an airplane hangar to finish the roof.
Had to layover at a storage place waiting for airport hangar. Got kicked out because they didn't like the looks of my hippie bus. Well I'll show them!
First thing I will tackle when I finish the roof & paint is to build a new door! This one leaked forcing me to cut out & replace all the rusted steps.
On near every bus I've worked on, the front steps and driver's area requires the most work. Always start with eliminating (cutting out and replace) al
Finally got to that door! SS on insulated steel with antique handle. Fits like a glove!
Purlings & struts along with lexan & SS sections prefabricated on the ground in sections prior to install upstairs. Needed a crane, bought scaffolding
Framed in and locked into place. Also installed a vent fan on the left with a temperature regulator. Rarely use it tho.
So awesome to work under the sky not getting wet! Ran electrical, trim out windows & install lights. Added knotty pine tongue lap siding, smells nice!
No home is complete without some homemade leaded, beveled windows. I built stained glass windows long ago and this was a remnant that fit!
Worried about possible condensation, I scored some large rolls of linoleum just to be certain. Have had no condensation but it will last forever!
Sometimes I prefer ladders to scaffolding for cleaning the roof. Every other year she gets a wash and wax job & ck sealants.