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Two women turn old Israeli public bus into beautiful home

By Mason White 4:09 PM August 18, 2013
The bus home kitchen 
The bus home bedroom 

By: Sarah Weiss
Two Israeli women showed off their talent by turning an old public bus into a beautiful home, according to photos uploaded to the internet.

The women of Even Yehuda, Israel, seem to have found a practical solution to the growing problem of housing in the country. They have turned a junk vehicle into a home that ordinary people would feel lucky to live in.

Tali Shaul, a psychotherapist, and Hagit Morevski, an ecological specialist in the treatment of pond water, became friends after their two children began to play together. Sharing similar views, the two sought a creative and business idea together for a long time before they found their inspiration in the pages of a style magazine for women.

“I read an article about alternative housing solutions, such as containers and tents,” Shaul said. “That is when I suggested to Morevski that we turn an old bus into a living space,” she also said. That same week, they went to a junkyard and bought an old public bus.

After stripping all seats and clearing the room for the big transformation, Shaul and Morevski couldn’t decide whether to keep the original bus layout or turn it into a container like layout. The women turned to designer Vered Sofer Drori, who found a way to keep the original bus and design the living space around it.

The bus is six feet wide and 12 feet long. Since the bus wheels protrude inside the vehicle, the woman faced challenges in designing the home, but ultimately, she managed to keep the authenticity of the original vehicle, while integrating her own design ideas. The windows and the doors of the bus were left as is, as well as the steering wheel.

The women also found a way to install a small bathroom, a bed, a wardrobe closet and a fully equipped kitchen. The bus home features all necessary appliances for the kitchen including air conditioning, plenty of storage space for one person and some decorations. The women hope to sell the mobile home to someone who appreciates its unconventional design, for example, a student who wants to live close to their parents, but not with their parents.