We’ve completed our design of the floor plan in Bronte the bus. It’s very much a standard bus conversion layout (there’s only so many ways to build a house in

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://www.talesfromthewild.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/25006745_182996905616964_4671988845321912320_n-1.jpg” size=”large”] We've completed our design of the floor plan in Bronte the bus. It's very much a standard bus conversion layout (there's only so many ways to build a house in a space like this). We have tried to maximise the available space for work, creativity, study and play. There's a computer desk in the main bedroom and a breakfast bar that extends from the kitchen to the front of the bus, creating a long work bench area for all purposes (sitting or standing). The couch in the living area will have toy storage underneath, with the couch cushions removable to create a low table area for playing. A major design constraint were the top hopper windows that open inwards. To keep all windows available for use, we've had to align the floor plan carefully with these openings. We'll have more about the floor plan in our next YouTube video (due soon)! Subscribe now to be notified when the next video is uploaded!

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We’ve completed our design of the floor plan in Bronte the bus. It’s very much a standard bus conversion layout (there’s only so many ways to build a house in a space like this). We have tried to maximise the available space for work, creativity, study and play. There’s a computer desk in the main bedroom and a breakfast bar that extends from the kitchen to the front of the bus, creating a long work bench area for all purposes (sitting or standing). The couch in the living area will have toy storage underneath, with the couch cushions removable to create a low table area for playing. A major design constraint were the top hopper windows that open inwards. To keep all windows available for use, we’ve had to align the floor plan carefully with these openings. We’ll have more about the floor plan in our next YouTube video (due soon)! Subscribe now to be notified when the next video is uploaded!

#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia

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46 thoughts on “We’ve completed our design of the floor plan in Bronte the bus. It’s very much a standard bus conversion layout (there’s only so many ways to build a house in

  1. talesfromthewild says:

    @cabernetandcanvas Thank you! We used a web-based tool called FloorPlanner and added the logo and words with Photoshop CC. FloorPlanner seemed a little easier than Google SketchUp to master in a hurry. But has a limited list of design tools and furniture add-ons, and some positioning glitches.

  2. sawyerbus says:

    Looks good guys, its actually simular to ours.. have you thought about swapping the fridge with the pantry tho? Its just, wouldnt the fridge next to the stove affect its efficiency.

  3. talesfromthewild says:

    @turva Yeah, the boys will have car seats. We have swapped out the school bus seats for some old Greyhound coach seats with proper seat belts and will be installing anchor points for car seats.

  4. talesfromthewild says:

    @cabernetandcanvas I think Google SketchUp would be far more precise, robust and advanced (I’ve got it installed on my laptop) but FloorPlanner (web based) worked for our quick needs. Are you also converting a bus?

  5. talesfromthewild says:

    @sawyerbus We haven’t ruled out swapping the fridge and pantry over, although our fridge will actually be contained within its own insulated walls. We have top windows that open inwards, so would prefer that the fridge ‘shared a window’ with the bathroom (rather than the boys’ bunks). The top windows have made the layout design process a little challenging!

  6. cabernetandcanvas says:

    @talesfromthewild Ah, cool, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing then!! Yes, we have a 1954 Leyland Titan… insta account will come when the bloody thing is finally running (engine is currently in pieces in the shed)

  7. talesfromthewild says:

    @gaylagal2 We used a web-based tool called FloorPlanner and added the logo and words with Photoshop CC. FloorPlanner seemed a little easier than Google SketchUp to master in a hurry. But has a limited list of design tools and furniture add-ons, and some positioning glitches. Google SketchUp is probably more robust and capable, but I just didn’t have the time or headspace to learn how to use it.

  8. talesfromthewild says:

    @yoga.sair Hey mate, yeah, definitely the kids need to be buckled up and in relevant child restraints. And I’m pretty certain that motorhome rego also requires adult seats to have certified/compliant seats and belts. We’ve installed coach seats with seat belts and will have anchor points for car seats etc.

  9. talesfromthewild says:

    @yoga.sair Ha! I said the same thing yesterday! As the build progresses, and walls and furniture are added, the living space is diminishing. Am hoping that heaps of windows and natural light will help keep it feeling spacious. Plus we will have a pretty awesome space outside the front door in the great outdoors!

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