Sick of your work environment? These entrepreneurs opened businesses on buses

Apr 18, 2017 ·

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Taking public transport to work is a chore for many – but how would you feel relocating your work environment to a bus? Commuting would certainly be easier.

To some, buses are just a way to get from A to B. For others, however, buses are opportunities. We’ve all heard of street food van vendors changing the work environment – but there are plenty of plucky entrepreneurs giving the humble bus a new identity and operating successful BUSinesses!

Fancy a go yourself? All it takes is the right combination of knowledge, funding and daring.

Here are some of the best wheeled work environment examples from around the UK and the world. Together with Stagecoach, we show you how these entrepreneurs sold more than just bus fares on their buses!

(1) The hotel bus

Fancy a snooze? Some plucky entrepreneurs have transformed buses into hotels, such as East Yorkshire businessman, Oliver Kemp, who has created BEDROAM – a functional mobile hotel for use at events such as festivals. The bus features 18 luxury sleeping pods, two bathrooms and an outdoor space.

Kemp spent a reported £60,000 on the transformation project, and his work has since been featured on the television show Amazing Spaces. Proof that with a bit of ingenuity, you can turn space-saving ideas into mobile business success!

Over on the other side of the world, an Australian entrepreneur converted a bus into a homeless sleeping shelter. These "sleepbuses" are designed to shelter rough sleepers overnight.

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