I’m pretty sure most of us have fallen asleep on the last bus home after a couple too many pints at the local pub. But other than a few desperate moments during those rough journeys home along winding country lanes, I’ve never really been struck by the desire to spend the whole night sleeping on a bus. Until now that is.
One cool couple has taken a vintage ’60s London bus, added some snazzy features and transformed it into a fancy hotel suite – complete with a hot tub.
Susan Mosier and her husband Philip bought the bus for £5,000, and spent £100,000 turning it into a rent-able room.
They had to have the exterior stripped, rust removed and plumbing and electrics fitted, before they added in cosy furniture to make the vehicle a luxurious place to stay.
The bottom deck has been turned into a large bathroom, with a bathtub, a flat-screen TV and mood-lighting, while the top deck acts as the bedroom, complete with a double bed and a seating area with a sofa and coffee table.
Some of the bus’s original features have been left intact, including a few of the seats, ‘stop’ bells, signage and the steering wheel.
Outside, there’s a hot tub and a private garden.
Oh, and there’s wifi too.
The bus, dubbed Trafalgar Square, now sits on the grounds of the Mosiers’ hotel near Beamish, County Durham, and is best-suited for couples (as there’s not that much space for kids).
It costs £220 per night during the week, or £250 on a Friday or Saturday.
A little pricey, sure. But it’s probably the only way you’ll get the ‘sleeping on a bus’ experience without dodging smelly drunks, missing your stop and ending up twenty miles from home..!