- Mybushotel sells renovated school buses equipped with modern amenities and custom layouts.
- It originated as a travel company, revamping old buses and vans to use for trips across the US and Central and South America.
- Mybushotel was selling three renovated school buses for between $45,000 to $64,000 at the time of writing.
- A representative for the company told Insider that it plans to expand its inventory in the coming months.
As more people become interested in working from wherever they want in the world, downsizing is looking more appealing than ever.
For example, people might look to living and traveling in school buses, vans, and RVs. RV sales are surging and camper van conversion companies have experienced a similar spike in interest.
Mybushotel, a company that makes custom renovated school buses, is hoping to make people’s downsizing experience easier and more personalized.
The company revamps buses and vans, giving them custom features and personalized layouts
Mybushotel originated as a travel company in 2017, turning school buses and vans into hotels on wheels that were used to host trips to US national parks and throughout Central and South America.
When the concept of traveling with strangers in cramped quarters was no longer appealing due to the pandemic, the company began to capitalize on its knack for transforming old vehicles into livable spaces, Mybushotel’s co-founder, Benoit Lafond, told Insider.
When Mybushotel posted its first revamped school bus for sale on Facebook, the company received a flood of inquiries. More than 100 people were interested in buying the bus, Lafond said.
On the company’s website, three buses were available for purchase at the time of writing, ranging from $45,000 to $64,000.
The Mybushotel team, which includes experts in everything from cabinet-making to welding and decking, transforms old buses into customized mobile homes.
The team adds amenities to the refreshed vehicles, such as Wi-Fi and features that make it easy to work remotely while on the road. Interested buyers can also choose from different layouts and add their own personal touches to the renovation.
For example, if the buyer loves to surf, they can add a surfboard rack.
“Building for American people is exciting,” said Lafond, who is originally from France. “Every build is different, and every person wants different stuff.”