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Young couple transform an old bus into a stylish motorhome

by Louvenia Threlfall (2020-11-05)


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A young Australian couple with limited renovation experience have transformed an old, rundown bus and turned it into fully-functioning stylish home on wheels.

Dylan Blake and Gracie Webb, both 22, bought the 2006 Toyota Coaster off Facebook marketplace for $15,000 and told FEMAIL their main goal was to live in it long term and travel around the country.

'We no longer wanted to continue our normal routine of renting, working five days a week and not really experiencing life the way it's meant to be lived,' Gracie said.

'We were craving a more simple and sustainable life which drew us to living this different style of living.'

As they have no renovation experience or knowledge, the Queensland couple said the project was challenging but enjoyable to complete.

But after 12 months of hard work, dedication and help from friends, the pair created their ultimate bright and gorgeous bus that's ready for the road. 

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A young Australian couple with limited renovation experience have transformed an old, rundown bus and turned it into fully-functioning stylish motorhome

BEFORE: Dylan and Gracie, both 22, bought the 2006 Toyota Coaster off Facebook marketplace for $15,000 and told FEMAIL their main goal was to live in it long term and travel around the country

After 12 months of hard work, dedication and help from friends, the pair created their ultimate bright and gorgeous bus that's ready for the road (pictured)

'Being the first real project we have done together, neither of us were handy with carpentry, plumbing or electrical knowledge,' Gracie said, adding: 'We really dove into the deep end with no real idea of how to do anything.'

Before beginning the renovation, the couple spent hours researching as much as they could through Google and YouTube to acquire some knowledge on what needed to be done.

'The bus and van life community is really an amazing group, and we had a lot of help and great advice from others who have also built buses,' Gracie said.

The 14-year-old vehicle was originally a company bus used to transport workers and was filled with rows of multiple seats, which were all removed.

But the pair did have some useful skills, as Dylan's a particularly handy mechanical fitter, while Gracie has a passion for interior design and works as a labour assistant.

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