Old school triumph at the ” Pickers ” in Nashville
OLD TRAIN STATION
15 Creative Converted School Buses
School buses are nostalgic for many people. They’re the wild and wonderful social scene that bookmarks the school day. They’re iconic in shape and color, and they have a certain smell that takes former schoolchildren back. But they eventually become too old or outdated to carry kids safely.
What happens to all those retired school buses? They’re the guest room out behind Grandpa’s house. They’re a more colorful element of the street food scene. They’re mobile houses for wanderers who don’t actually want to leave home.
We picked out a few good ones, but there are many more. Let us know in the comments what you’d do with a retired school bus if you had one.
West Texas Bunkhouse - more progress / rear bedroom & kitchen - dining area is at 95% just needs some trim & poly stain
250 Sq. Ft. Rustic Micro Cabin in San Diego, CA
Here’s a 250 square feet micro cabin I thought you might like.
It’s a studio set up but it’s self contained so you’ve got all the amenities you need in here.
There’s a bathroom, water heater, kitchenette, oven, microwave, mini-frig, coffee maker, etc.
And I love the deck out front and how you can open up the doors and windows and get a nice breeze through the house.
I encourage you to take the rest of the tour.
“Nestled in SouthNorth Park, a hipster city neighborhood, the Art Studio Retreat is on a quarter acre canyon lot which is lovingly maintained with lots of places to read and rest. It was designed for “Green conscious” travelers. Many guests have said that “the studio called to me”. And it does! It was handmade with a lot of love and good vibes, to be a healing & creative space for unique guests. It is cozy and romantic.
World’s First Dual Purpose Solar System Generates Electricity & Heat
This integrated rooftop solar system could be the future of solar energy. Combining PV and thermal systems creates a dual purpose solar roof which produces electricity and heat for the building. Though it’s in testing phase and not yet on the commercial market, this solar system hold great promise for the future of clean renewable energy.
The rooftop array combines thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) panels with a solar thermal duct system that warms and cools the air. The top layer produces electricity from the sun just as a normal PV panel would, while heat is trapped between the layers and distributed to the home. SOURCE: Inhabitat
If you’re going to install a solar system on your home, it makes sense to combine multiple technologies which compliment one another. The logistical genius of this solar roof is a no-brainer for the distinguishing off gridder who wants more bang for their solar dollar.
Tiny house tagged as a Florida RV
We have a tiny house on an island in Florida parked on our private, lush, and tropical lot. It’s totally off-grid, powered by solar with the a/c enhanced by 2 Quiet Honda generators. Propane heats the water for showers and for the stove. We do have city water hookup.
Our tiny house is officially a legal R.V. with a V.I.N. number, FL registration, and license plate. Therefore, we are able to park it on our lot while meeting the county restrictions for R.V.s.
A tiny house on St. George Island, Florida. Shared by Glenn Smith.