For all of the indignities that public transportation seems to cause, there are still plenty of people out there who feel a certain affection toward the vehicles that move us around every day. This incredible home office must belong to one of those people, because it’s made from the front end of a real Ikarus bus.
The old Ikarus is in a home in Hungary, which is fitting since Ikarus is a Hungarian company. When the project began the bus was old, rusted and quite neglected. A few coats of paint, some loving restorations – and the removal of all but one small corner – and the bus was ready to become a distinctive home office.
Because the bus’s front is enclosed other than the door, this sturdy office is almost like a separate room within a room. There is only enough space inside for a desk and a chair and perhaps a few little odds and ends. Its working headlights and painstakingly restored exterior make this a truly unique and memorable project.
This reclaimed bus turned home office project is yet another cool way that people can make use of old vehicles that are no longer functional. You might be surprised just how many things can be made out of hubcaps, car hoods, headlights and the other components from broken-down vehicles.
For example, a company called Weld House recycles old scrap metal from cars into cool furniture with tons of personality. Artist and welder Joel Hester makes awesome recycled furniture out of junkyard cars, making the most of worn paint and irregular coloring.
These projects show that no matter how worn out something is, if you’re creative enough, you can find a way to salvage it. That skill will probably come in handy a lot more in the near future as we grapple with the fact that there is no “away” to “throw” things into.