Bus Conversion by Timothy and Meryl Miller

Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn a Bus Into a Dreamy, Off-Grid Home for $20K14 of 15

The bus in action. For cooling, the couple purchased a $720 Coleman air conditioner, and there’s a $189 Fan-tastic Vent for circulation. They also prepared for outdoor adventures with a $240 awning and $60 bug screens. The bus comes equipped with solar panels ($120), a Victron inverter/charger ($1,280), as well as gray and fresh water tanks ($518).