In early 2020, American architecture student Caleb Brackney made a split-second decision that would change his life: he bought an old school bus on Facebook.
“I’m the oldest of seven kids and we spent most of the summer travelling out west to all the national parks and state parks. And so I’ve always considered myself a roamer,” he says.
He decided to turn his childhood holidays into his adult lifestyle by renovating the bus to make it into a home. His aim was to gain first-hand experience on how to live more sustainably.
Inspired by a former mentor at school, Caleb bought the 26-year-old bus on Facebook Marketplace for $3,000 (€2,500) and spent another $7,000 (€5,760 ) on turning it into his home. He named it ‘Roamer’.
“The name ‘Roamer’ also came from the town where I bought the bus. It was named Rome, Georgia.”
After eight months of hard graft and lessons learned the hard way, he moved in.
“I definitely underestimated how long it would take to…