Lacey Leonard is an undergraduate sculpture student who made a tiny house out of a pint-sized school bus for an undergraduate research project in,”sustainability mid-century design, and woodworking.”
The entire interior is hand built with Virginia barn wood dating 150 years back (some of the pieces go back even further).
The bus is based on a Short Thomas Bus Chassis with a Ford Econoline 350 front end. She says the entire interior has been outfitted with Virginia barn wood that’s 150 years old!
Student-built 160 square foot bus conversion.
Lacey worked with other art students and finished the build in about one year.
Love the bead door!
We designed and executed the bus to be functional and ergonomically through mid-century design. The bus is completely off-grid but has room for personal modifications.
Besides the old barn wood, Lacey and her crew used red oak, chestnut, poplar, white oak, pine, walnut, and birch woods as well.