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

After saving up for several years, Timothy and Meryl Miller outfit a school bus for a cross-country road trip, tackling the work on the streets of Brooklyn.

In 2014, Timothy Miller stumbled across a blog called Hank Bought a Bus, which chronicled an architecture student’s—the titular Hank’s— conversion of a bus, which sparked inspiration for his own project. At the time, however, he and his wife Meryl had just graduated college and were living in West Philadelphia. "We just didn’t have the funds," says Meryl.

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