This Retro School Bus Is an Airbnb With Incredible Stargazing
And it's on 90 acres of land in Texas.
Why book a hotel room when you could sleep in a treehouse, sailboat, or igloo? That’s the thinking behind Airbnb’s listing of “unusual homes,” which includes “Senorita Mojave,” a renovated 1952 school bus. Parked on 90 private acres 35 miles from Terlingua, Texas, the bus offers access to Big Bend National Park, the Rio Grande and unlimited stargazing.
The bus can sleep up to four thanks to a king bed and full futon. Solar energy powers temporary lights, and in the summer, a fan. The Airbnb listing says the rental is “considered ‘upscale’ primitive camping” with a cold outdoor shower and porta potty. Guests are expected to bring their own linens, toiletries, and in the winter, propane for the heater. Cooking is done on the BBQ grill or firepit and guests should plan on bringing their own firewood. Pets are welcome.
If guests need a hot shower or have laundry, they can use the facilities at Terlingua Ranch Lodge, four miles away.
The primitive setup keeps costs low at $50 a night on average. Ninety-five percent of recent guests gave the bus a five-star rating with the host, Ronda, receiving Airbnb’s coveted “Superhost” designation. Sara, who reviewed the property in January said, “This place blew my mind, it was so amazing. Everything was so eclectic and well decorated. The space had amazing energy around it and it was so unique.”
If you’re ready to swap stiff hotel room decor for a photo of Willie Nelson, and DirecTV for the Milky Way, this primitive Airbnb experience may be everything you’re looking for.