When the going gets tough and you want to get the hell out of dodge, a weekend retreat or getaway can be the perfect remedy. In fact, some fall in love with the great outdoors so much that sometimes such a retreat is later extended into a lifestyle. Such is the case for filmmaker Zach Both, who converted an empty cargo van into a one-of-a-kind camping van/work studio.
So, you found a great deal on an old bus that has some potential to be restored to its former glory. What do you do after you pick it up and find out that it's not salvageable? Transform it into a chic home, like this family. You'll find solar panels for efficiency, along with a wood burning stove and other old school amenities still rule in the English countryside.