Scania Double-Decker Bus Becomes Off-Grid House
Author: Elena Gorgan
Gareth and Lamorna went traveling in a conved van in 2019, and what stad as an experiment proved a suitable lifestyle for them. Upon their return to England, they decided that, if they wanted to continue living on the road in a mobile home, they needed something bigger, something they could stand up in. Gareth makes a living installing solar panels, so he has experience with the wiring and electrics. The bus has air-conditioning and heating, a large bathroom with a walk-in shower and composting toilet, and plenty of room to lead a very comfortable, uncramped life. More importantly, though, it’s off-grid. Because they did the conversion themselves and weren’t in a hurry to finish it, since they lived in a trailer on site, the total budget for the build was of just £20,000 of which was for the bus. The double-decker has since been MOT-approved and has already undertaken its maiden journey. Gareth and Lamorna documented the entire conversion process and first journey on their social media, and they’re thrilled to be able to do so: the vanlife community was of great assistance to them, and they hope to be able to pay it forward this way.