Update on Lucas Sweeten's Schoolbus Home

Lucas’ bus was featured on pp. 70-71 of Tiny Homes on the Move. Here’s the latest:

April 3, 2015

Hey Hey there Lloyd, I wanted to give you an update on the bus. Also, I really appreciated you working with me for the timeline and putting my bus in your book.… So, for the update: I’ll attach a few pictures of the bus. Naturally, it’s not finished. It most likely will never be, but as we know that is the joy of a custom mobile life.

Since the past pictures I’ve rebuilt most of the interior using wood I’ve cut, milled, stacked and dried (all done a few years back), or wood that I’ve salvaged. There’s a 400-watt solar system, 12v lighting, converted freezer to fridge (not in the pics), deck on top, pull-behind trailer/porch, and concrete shower. The floors are plumbed with radiant heat pex tubing.  I have a thermal solar panel, although it’s not installed yet. The greywater tank is in, and finally some curtains are being hung.

In just a few weeks, I’ll be taking her on the true maiden voyage. Granted, I’ll be driving back to where it was about six months ago, but I’ll be living in it this time for the foreseeable future. It will be a short stay in Kentucky before heading to Maine, which is my final destination. In Maine I’ll be attending a metalwork school for the rest of the year, followed by a fine furniture–making school. Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy.

–Lucas Sweeten


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2 Responses to Update on Lucas Sweeten's Schoolbus Home

  1. Rachel Burnham says:

    Hi Lucus,
    I am always looking at tiny house models wether on trailers, buses sheds etc. Really nice job on yours I just wanted to give you a shout out as I live in Maine. I work summers here outside of Biddeford in southern Maine and will be going back out west in the winter. Drop me a note if you will be studying or working anywhere close to my area Rachel

  2. Diane-Nicole L. Hertzler says:

    This sounds like a great place to call home!

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