In the lush, rolling countryside near the picturesque village of Hay-on-Wye, England, sits a bus parked in a large garden. Contrary to what you might believe, it’s anything but an eyesore, because this is no ordinary bus. This is the Majestic Bus, a bus that was converted into a beautiful cabin able to accommodate up to eight people (four inside and four camping outside).
And yes, you can stay in it!
The deck area has two levels and accommodates up to four extra people in a little camping area.
There’s also a fire pit for open-air cooking.
Set in the beautiful countryside, this converted bus is a perfect getaway for city dwellers, and its surrounding garden is an explosion of color. Visitors can relax on the patio outside the bus and take in the natural beauty. The gardens, which also grow vegetables, are managed by a local family, who sell what they grow at the Hay-on-Wye farmers market.
Inside, the bus has been completely remodeled.
You wouldn’t even be able to tell that this used to be a bus. Its lights and sockets are powered by solar panels on the roof.
Up front, there’s a couch that folds out into an extra bed.
There’s also plenty of other seating (including where the driver’s and passenger seats used to be), as well as a little stove for chilly nights.
They’ve kept the steering wheel for decoration.
The little stove can be used to make meals.
The bus has a mini fridge, too, which the owners keep stocked with milk, and the kitchen area is always full of coffee, tea, sugar, and condiments. The bus also comes with linens (for inside only) and toiletries.
There’s something just so charming about making tea in a bus.
Next door, there’s a small bathhouse, complete with a toilet, shower, and tub.
There’s also a second wood-burning stove in here, so you can lounge in the tub without getting cold.
As for the rest of the area, it’s perfect for exploring the outdoors in a relaxed environment.
You can stroll through the gardens and check out all the flowers.
The village of Hay-on-Wye is pretty adorable.
It is known for its historic charm and number of unique shops, as well as for its many second-hand bookstores. It’s also home to an annual literary festival late each May, and there are several restaurants, a movie theater, and parks along the River Wye.
The view is pretty impressive, too.
Staying here is a bit pricey, with rates beginning at 100 pounds ($155) per night on the off-season. However, if you have the money to spend on a dream vacation, you might consider this one.
You can learn more about the details on the Majestic Bus’ website. If you probably won’t be making it to the Majestic Bus in person, you can always visit vicariously on Facebook and Twitter.