1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus Guest Bedroom

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Kasey March who does the proofing and editing on the posts here on the Tiny House Blog made this neat find.

Portland, Maine architect Will Winkelman provided this restoration on a 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus. His client was looking for something flexible and moveable for both wilderness exploration as well as being function and funky for a guest bedroom at home.

To make it funky Winkleman inserted an alternative life into the bus. With beads, dangles, and paisleys, they brought the 60’s lifestyle into the bus.

Using boatbuilding skills they transformed every inch into usable space and using recycled materials for the floor and other parts of the interior they made a beautiful space to live in and enjoy.

Read the full article and see more pictures at Remodelista. Thanks Kasey for sharing this cool space.

Photo Credits: Remodelista

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Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural - November 2, 2012 Reply

Nice to see how well-done the inside is and the outside is so neat!

Dovie - November 2, 2012 Reply

The details on this one are stunning. I love that they kept the handrail on the ceiling.

JCinCT - November 2, 2012 Reply

Very nice looking, and a nifty color scheme!…..great idea

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alice h - November 2, 2012 Reply

I like the way the beds are set up and it’s a really nice looking conversion. For some reason it makes me think of the Orient Express train. It makes beautiful guest quarters but seems a bit short on practical kitchen space for a “wilderness” camper. From the pictures on the other site it looks like there’s just a sink and the table. Maybe there’s some kind of workspace tucked away or cooking is done outside.

Lisa - November 2, 2012 Reply

This is absolutely great! There’s so much attention to detail. It’s a great redo.

Beth - November 2, 2012 Reply

Is this for sale? I would be interested.

molly - November 3, 2012 Reply

This is beautiful! I would love to live in this tiny home and travel the country. The pictures seem like it would feel very cozy and warm. Thank you for sharing this with us; I have many new ideas!

Abel Zyl Zimmerman - November 3, 2012 Reply

What sort of motor powers a bus like this? How are they to maintain… i.e. parts still available?

Nice finishry. Hope I see this bus go by someday.

Veranos - November 3, 2012 Reply

Is there a bathroom?

Paul Jenkins - November 3, 2012 Reply

Very nicely done!

tom - November 3, 2012 Reply

wow, 1959. that is the year the greatest western song was written, recorded, and sung by arizona’s marty robbins! kick back in this old 59 chevy and put the volume up high on “el paso”!!!

dewhit - November 3, 2012 Reply

That is a lot of money on that restoration. Bucks

Sava - November 3, 2012 Reply

Great job on this bus!! I love the inside. Lots of love went into redoing this. 🙂

Shell - November 6, 2012 Reply

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. : )

justin - November 8, 2012 Reply

in the 90s when I was an independent trucker, my rig had a 36 inch long sleeper. slightly larger than a casket, taller , but bit tall enough to stand up in.

I built a bunk that would fold up, cut a hole in the floor, installed a large laundry sink, and mounted a 15 gallon water tank ( with a heat exchanger in the tank from the engine coolant)and 12 volt pump, for my own shower.

had a porta potty, and a fridge, and a dog.

Lived like that for 4 years.

You dont need much room.

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Beth - November 18, 2012 Reply

I am seeking to purchase one. If you have one like this, I would want to hear from you. bethwright92@gmail.com

Lisa Z - November 21, 2012 Reply

Oh My .. if this is not the CooLesT!!! I love it!!! The colors inside & out are just perfect!! Bravo!!!

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