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Rent-free, solar powered and it even has a movie room! The couple who turned an old school bus into their home - all for just $12,000

With a $12,000 budget, a San Fransisco couple decided to turn a 39-foot school bus into their dream home - one that sleeps ten people.

To create their totally off-grid dwelling, Richard and Rachel, who haven't revealed their last names, mounted six solar panels on the roof of the bus, installed a compost toilet, solar fridge and freezer and a propane-fed catalytic heater, stove and oven.

Rachel, who says they live rent-free, paying just $100 per month for maintenance, admitted that family and friends were 'confused' by their decision.

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