A JAW-DROPPING green bus that a man bought on eBay has been transformed into an unusual staycation home.
Bob Johnson bought Olive, a Dublin double decker bus, one evening and spent three years fixing up for tourists to sleep on the top deck.
While sleeping on a bus is usually frowned upon or leaves you missing your stop, Olive’s top deck sees an open plan sleeping space which can accommodate up to five guests.
The vintage vehicle based in Hampshire is fully kitted out with a kitchen, sitting and dining area and full wet room – and is only £160 a night.
But visitors suggest the highlight of the holiday is the toilet in the bus driver’s cab.
One reviewer said: “It totally exceeded our expectations, with the amount of space, how cosy it was and how many creature comforts are packed into this awesome bus!
“We all slept so well in the very comfy beds and little touches like the heated towel rail and delicious fruit loaf left out for us all really made it so memorable.
“The driver's cab toilet was possibly the best bit of the whole weekend.”
The bus, most recently used for school transport, is perched in a field just outside Bramshott, Hampshire, offering amazing panoramic views of the countryside.
Outside the accommodation, guests have the run of the paddock, with a patio, fire-pit and barbecue for al fresco dining.
It offers secluded country walks with three nearby lakes and a wishing well, and the popular Prince of Wales pub.
Bob said: “This is the ideal holiday spot for visitors to North East Hampshire who want to stay somewhere a little different.
"With every high end amenity you need for a trip to the countryside, Olive is a great alternative to the usual hotels and cottages.
“Every day feels like an adventure from inside Olive, great for younger families and older friend groups, and anyone with a spirit of creativity.”
Source: Read Full Article