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280 Square Foot Green Cedar Bus Made By A Woodworker’s Son

Josiah Deor-Williams is the son of a fine woodworker and grew up in the foothills of North Georgia.

The love of travel and a continuing search to live an adventurous and free life has resulted in me building my last few homes on wheels, a venture that has tought me the importance of fully utilizing a small area while still making a beautiful, comfortable, and inspiring living space.

While Josiah has built a few DIY bus conversions, I want to show you his Cedar Bus right now. He and his family spent the summer and fall of 2011 converting a 1994 Dallas city commuter bus into their new rolling home.

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With all of the family’s belongings and full fuel and water tanks, the total weight comes in at just under 20,000 pounds. He said the bus averages around 11.5 mpg on a long trip.

Cedar Bus

You’ll find white oak hardwood flooring throughout.

Dining area in bus

And a detailed mosaic tile countertop in the kitchen.

Inlaid tile in kitchen

The kitchen faucet is operated by a foot pump. There’s also a propane range and three-way refrigerator for preparing meals.

Kitchen area

An antique wood burning stove makes for cozy living.

Wood burning stove in bus conversion

Wood burning stove from another angle

Sleeping area in the Cedar Bus

SunPro greenhouse roofing traps heat and brings lots of light into the interior.

Wooden rafters


Watch a video walk-through of the interior of the bus (no sound, just pretend it’s a silent movie!)

Original video by DeorWoodworking

And also get a closer view of the exterior.

Original video by DeorWoodworking

Josiah said,

We put our hearts and souls into making this bus our home and have loved every minute that we have spent living in it. As sad as it is for us to part with it, selling the bus will fund our move to Alaska and give our young growing family a good start there.

The bus is still for sale with a $15,000 price tag at TinyHouseListings.

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