1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus Guest Bedroom

1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus Guest Bedroom

short bus

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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guest bedroom


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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”!!!

  4. 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.