Downsizing in a motorhome or RV is hard enough, but it gets even harder when you have to take half a dozen kids along. The Evelyn family came up with a solution by converting a double-decker bus into a double-decker motorhome with two bathrooms and a rooftop patio.
Entering the RV is a convertible desk that sits next to the driver’s seat. Behind this is the kitchen, with a large fridge and freezer separating the entrance from the rest of the bus. The kitchen, which features a pair of counters, includes a 30-inch sink, two-burner induction range, and oven. Two benches and a long table form the dining area, and the entire space is lined with windows, letting in massive amounts of natural light. The first bathroom is located at the back of the bus.
The RV has two bathrooms in total, the second upstairs and a separate shower. Having access to these facilities was crucial with eight people – including six children – living on the bus. The shower is located between the first and second floors down the stairs, providing ample space for the shower head.
Upstairs are the bedrooms, with the children’s bunk beds and the other bathroom at the back. The bus also has a washer and dryer combo, a must-have when you have six kids around. At the front of the bus is the main family living area and children’s play area, which also converts into the parents’ bed which is on the floor and hidden under wooden panels. The main living space also has the ladder leading to the roof patio and solar panels.
Uprooting your life and living on the road is a huge decision for anyone, but doing so with two adults and six children complicates things even further. The family says they will constantly assess their lifestyle to make sure everyone is happy as they are new to the lifestyle. They’ve certainly gotten off to a great start with their gorgeous two-story RV.