A massive truck built to withstand the apocalypse has replaced this outdated school bus. Gordon Clement, the builder, bought the 2003 Blue Bird bus at an auction for just $2,000 and has been completely transforming it for the past three years.
Some of the most bizarre DIY and technological creations we've ever seen are now crammed onto the bus.
The converted school bus was designed by Gordon Clement, better known by his stage name Gordo, to be precisely what he wanted at any time.
He stated, "It's built to be a truck when I need a truck, a camper when I need a camper, and to be able to live out of it on the road for as long as I might need to, but not as a full-time living situation." He was referring to the vehicle.
"This bus is everything - it's not quite my house, it's not quite my shop."
Gordo loves how other drivers react to it, describing it as having an "utalitarian spaceship vibe."
"The fun part of it is seeing people ask me "what is that!" from the passenger window." He stated
What exactly makes this repurposed school bus so appealing?
Converted school bus build
First of all, Gordo told that he was an electrical, mechanical, structural, and software engineer who carried out everything on his own.
In order to make it simpler for him to load and transport all of his belongings, he constructed a cargo deck that was big enough to hold a midsize car, a roof rack that was full length, and his very own crane.
He constructed brand-new seating for four people inside, including swiveling seats and custom furniture that can be hidden away or pulled out to create additional space.
In addition, the cabin now has its own fridge, freezer, sink, shower, and toilet that uses compost.
He also added a 10 kWh battery system, a 3 kW inverter, and a 5 kW diesel generator. And that is all that is visible.
Additionally, Gordo developed the bus's very own web interface. He can basically control everything from his phone, laptop, and touchscreens inside the bus using this interface.
Therefore, Gordo is able to remotely control the lights and heating, open and close doors, access cameras, start and stop the generator, and manage the solar / inverter system from his phone.
Gordo claimed that he contributed between $30,000 and $50,000 to the construction, including labor costs.
He stated, "For about six months after I bought the bus, I did nothing but plan and prepare."
"Then I worked full time on the bus after taking a month off from my job."
Gordo stated that he has worked on it in his spare time "doing all the smaller interior projects, electronics, and systems" over the past three years.
He added, "And I’m still working on all that stuff now."