A pair have made their dream home-on-wheels from a vintage double-decker bus – and now it’s for sale and may very well be yours for simply £45k.
Couple Manjula and Reuben Cote bought the 1978 Bristol VR double-decker within the hope of utilizing it at festivals – however the coronavirus pandemic scuppered their plans.
They carried out a serious renovation of the automobile, including wood worktops, pine ceilings, plus carpeted flooring, a double mattress, and even a fuel cooker.
The bus, which ended its career working as a shuttle bus on the Amberley Museum in Sussex, has all of the mod cons however the pair are now trying for new house owners to make the bus their home.
‘Betsy Boop’, as Manjula and Reuben have affectionately named her, may very well be the dream household home, a unusual Airbnb or glamping alternative, with an asking value of £45,000.
“It’s got a rich and beautiful history – it’s not the same bus but exactly same model and year as the Spice Girls’ bus,” stated yoga instructor Manjula, who lives in Roadwater on the sting of the Exmoor National Park in Devon.
“We initially purchased the bus to make use of at festivals and we’d have used it for us to reside in.
“But because we’re self-employed it’s been a really rough year. But it’s going to make somebody an amazing home.”
An on-line advert for Betsy, which has a model-new engine and full MOT, reads: “As Betsy is classed as a historic vehicle, she is road tax exempt.
“Betsy has now been lovingly and sympathetically transformed into an beautiful and distinctive off-grid home on wheels.
“Betsy Boop is beautifully handcrafted, newly completed and totally unique! This Bristol VR offers the opportunity of total off-grid living.
“On entering the bus, you step in to a fully fitted kitchen with extensive solid oak work tops on both sides.
“There is ample space for storing within the Shaker fashion cabinets, a full-sized kitchen sink, an underneath counter 3-means fridge and a 4-burner fuel hob.
“The curved staircase with vintage chrome handrail leads you to the upper deck.
“At the entrance of the highest deck are 2 fitted field seats, with fitted cushions and storage beneath. This is a superb place to hang around, admire the views or do some star gazing.
“Betsy Boop represents a fantastic opportunity for wonderful family holidays on wheels or a lucrative AirBnB/glamping business.”
Manjula added: “I put it out on Facebook naively and it’s literally gone mental.
“I’ve spent days responding to folks. We’ve bought a number of folks coming to have a look at it.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for somebody.”
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