Architect Student Converts Old Bus Into Luxury Rolling Home
Architect student Hank Butitta has a new home, although its on wheels. He made it with his own hands, and a little help from his friends, from an old bus he found on Craigslist.
Butitta got tired of designing buildings that didn’t exist for imaginary clients in school and wanted to work with his hands on something tangible. So he bought a bus off Craigslist and, with help from friend Justin Evidon and brother Vince, they spent nearly 14 weeks converting the run-down old bus into a sleek, modular living environment complete with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage, and even a floor made from wood panels stripped from an old gymnasium.
Now that Hank’s bus is finished, the group is embarking on a 5,000 mile tour around the U.S. which has just about reached its halfway point. You can see more photos, video, and follow their travels over at Hank Bought a Bus.
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11 answers 11 new questions 11 tags then tell people you tagged them
I’ll tag some people but I’ve been tagging people already with this. haha
1) Favourite smell?
Lilac, pine trees, Viva La Juicy, foods that are tasty, old buildings
2) Best memory?
Graduation from High School. My mom woke me up with a kiss and said “Happy Graduation Day!” and it was just such an awesome feeling. I have about 10 awesome awesome memories but I’ll pick that one.
3) Favourite album?
The Rip Tide by Beirut. A lot of people thought the brass was too toned down on this one but honestly I loved it this way because you can hear Zach’s beautiful voice more. I really love all Beirut/Realpeople Holland stuff that he’s done.
4) Favourite album cover?
The National-High Violet
5) Best decade for fashion?
80’s! So funky! :) My favorite colors happened then.
6) Do you believe in life after death?
Yes I do. I believe the people you love now in this live were somehow connected to you in the past and that’s why you fall in love/feel more connected to some people. Those people aren’t new. Newer people are people you don’t feel you get to know as quickly. I believe with each life you become closer and closer to people and resolve issues you might have had in a previous one. I think unrequited love will eventually be requited in a future life. I hope to come back as myself one day.
7) Favourite food?
8) Are you an optimist of a pessimist?
Optimist! Pessimism fucks your shit up.
9) Would you say you are more artistic or scientific/mathmatical?
artistic. for sure!
10) Do you have any hobbies?
learning languages, doing comedy, going to shows and following Beirut around :)
11) Favourite TV show
Jeez! Um I have so many. I’ll pick The Goldbergs for now. I pretty much like everything on ABC.
1. Do you feel like an adult?
2. Meaning of your URL?
3. Feet, gross or pretty?
4. Dream job as a kid?
5. Are you afraid of anything weird?
6. Favorite thing to buy (clothes, shoes, records?)
7. Favorite actor and actress?
8. Something that annoys you?
9. A useless talent you have?
10. Do you collect anything?
11. Favorite painting?
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1) What kind of sport do you like?
Football (soccer) and basketball. For watching, not for playing because I’m not good at sports.
2) Do you love your country?
Yes and no. I don’t like rules and following strict customs. We don’t have as formal social codes here as we do in Europe. The U.S. has way more people from all sorts of backgrounds so it’s hard to apply the same social norms to everyone. I don’t want to make a big dinner/tea for people when they visit for example. I’d rather just eat pizza on the couch and watch TV. Most people in the U.S. are more willing to have someone crash at their house with very little preparation/concern. In Europe there are more rules around who can stay/when they can stay etc. Basically I like that things are easier here in that regard but I dislike how our government is so poor at managing money and distributing it to those who actually would benefit from it. Our healthcare is a joke as well. Corruption abounds!
3) Favourite pair of shoes?
Little grey boots
4) Favourite food?
Sushi and turnips
5) How many bands have you seen live?
FUUUUUUUUUCK let me think. Beirut, Sharon Van Etten, The National, Paul McCartney, STS9, Dragonette, Martin Solveig (DJ), The Roots, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Starfucker, Flaming Lips, Beach Boys, Metric, TDCC, Little Dragon, Elisa, Carmen Consoli, Rogue Valley, Kylie Minogue, Rascal Flatts, Vampire Weekend, St. Lucia, War on Drugs, Anita Tijoux, The Kilkennys (my friend’s Irish band, look them up!), Andrew Bird, The Vaccines, Black 47, Julieta Venegas, Tune-Yards, James Blunt, Janelle Monae, Tao with the get down stay down, Sia, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, Mumford and Sons, St. Vincent/David Byrne, Laetitia Sadier, Armin Van Buuren, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Modest Mouse, Taking Back Sunday, Girl Talk, Surfer Blood, and that’s about all I can think of now but I know there are more. Lol, I like shows :)
6) What’s the most important thing in your life?
My family, friends, comedy, dogs and Beirut.
7) How many languages do you know?
English and Italian
8) Tea or coffee?
9) Are you going to watch the FIFA World Cup next year?
Yes. Forza Azzurri :)
10) Where would you like to live?
11) Day or night?
1. One thing you’re never too old for?
2. Favorite concert venue?
3. What makes a true friend?
4. Favorite art form in general (music, comedy, film, literature, theater, painting, photography etc)?
5. Countries you would like to visit?
6. Word of advice for anyone who has self-harmed?
7. Your definition of “love”?
8. Something you wish was easier in your life?
9. Favorite smells
10. A food or drink you can’t get in your home country but love abroad/have seen online and want to try?
11. Something you are sick and tired of hearing?