FAMILY OF 6 MOVE INTO DOUBLE DECKER BUS TO SAVE MONEY
Written by Lola Narawa on February 23, 2023
A family of 6 in the UK have moved into a double decker bus to cut costs with rent and meet the cost of living.
They bought the double decker for $2000 and it cost them less than $8000 to renovate. According to Conrad the father of four he says they
were spending £1,350 on rent, council tax, gas, electric and water.
“Now the bus costs us £10 a day in the winter, when we’re running the generator for one hour a day and there’s not enough solar energy, or £6 a day in the summer.
“The most expensive part was buying the flat wood for the roof, which cost around £1,000.
The renovations started by them ripping out and building from the roof downwards. It’s got one double bed, four adult-sized bunk beds, a toilet, bath and shower,” he said.
“I think we’ll live in it for a couple of years while we save money to buy some land and build somewhere new.
“We’d never go back to living in a house. With the knowledge we’ve got from building the bus, I’d like to renovate container units.”
Conrad said living in a bus “takes away the insecurity of always paying a landlord rent” and helps them to save around £1,000 a month.
“We don’t have to spend money on massive meals at restaurants because we can make a nice family meal on the bus using local produce,” he explained.