Grace, The Enchanted Bus, sanctuary for the spirit and home for the soul has been completely renovated and is ready for sale in Santa Cruz, California.
The bus is a 1956 five window International Harvester bus made into a two story home with a back porch.
-Brand new paint job.
-oiled clear fir tongue and groove from the 1940’s called Thriftite
-redwood trim, oak floors
-functional antiques throughout including kitchenware for a fully equipped kitchen
-antique Wedgewood cookstove with oven
-oak fold-up table for four
-much storage throughout
-bus has a twelve drawer chest that is removable and stackable to form a tool chest/ bench for on-site jobs
-very efficient wood or gas heating and cooking. The skylight affords excellent temperature and air flow control. The bus is well insulated. Climb up to a queen bed loft with a full opening window or climb up into the forward living room loft.
-can sleep four comfortably with one more in the window seat below.
-for a refrigerator, an outside unit will be needed. The bus has an antique oak ice box that can be electrified.
Lighting is 12v solar or 110v wall outlet.
Toilet not included. An odorless outhouse composter works very well.
The back porch has ten ft. ceilings which can be enclosed with lattice and real tarpaulin (included) for more private dining and bathing. A table pulls out above the galvanized wood storage bin. The porch floor can also be utilized as a workbench when standing on the ground with its antique vice and water spigot for cooling a weld or rinsing hands and feet. Also, the stained glass dutch door with its wide shelf nicely connects kitchen to porch table and is great for ventilation with privacy.
If you would like to read more about Grace’s story or see other photos please search “ Grace the Enchanted Bus Santa Cruz ” Grace was featured in ‘Some Turtles Have Nice Shells’ and was recently written about in the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper.