AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Imagine a school bus that has a bed, shower, and even a toilet. Sounds kind of strange but a one of a kind bus, like just described, made a pit stop in Amarillo on Sunday.
The bus is called "Recess." It's a 1998 international school bus turned into a micro-living space by Graeme Cohen and his son.
"I drove it from Tennessee to Los Angeles," said Cohen. "I tore it down and in six months made it what it is today."
Cohen said he divorced in 2010 and wanted to reinvent his life. He's always had a good bond with his children, and creating this bus was a way to connect on a deeper level.
"So we can travel globally or even nationwide, wherever they are in their life," said Cohen. "There are a lot of buses out there being converted, I just wanted to take it to a commercial where other people could have the opportunity to do what I'm doing right now."
Cohen says he and his son worked on the bus together, and wanted to give his soon to be college freshman an understanding of hard work.
"This is a good way to get some experience," said Cohen.
The duo is traveling from LA to Pittsburgh, where Cohen will drop his son off at college. After he drops his son off, he will drive back to Los Angeles and would like to start a business where he can make similar micro-living spaces for others.
"It's important to understand who helps you along the journey and to thank them," said Cohen.