WTF?? Who does this? First, how big of a hole did you have to dig? Second, a bus Bubba? Seriously….why???
Less money for public schools…this is the new portables!
this is sick, and not funny. You are sick and not funny. Look up Chowchilla California, July 1976 and see why this is NOT funny
Jim relax, you want PC humor stick to NPR
@Jim What happened in Chowchilla California was horrible HOWEVER this is not the bus (if you read the history it was a moving van that was buried). This is simply a bus buried by a redneck.
I’m wondering if this might be part of Canadian Bus Complex
That isn’t the David Koresh Waco site is it?
Actually, while this doesn’t look great it’s actually pretty clever. If you live in Tornado Alley and you don’t have a cellar or basement then you have to improvise. This bus would totally protect 40 or 50 people in case of a tornado. WTG
Well..the Mod/Admin killed that comment by removing the link….
Married ( I feel your pain, been that, done there) I live in a major tornado area ( Indiana, before you ask). How have I avoided tornadoes for 40 years? Ask the 300 year old trees that surround where I live.
You see, all you have to do is think…That river floods? Build on a hill. Earthquakes? Well, OK, those aren’t so easy to avoid, but you can build smart. Tornadoes? Look for where they don’t ever hit.
well yeah, that makes sense but, if you look at this pic, it looks like they are in an area where there aren’t any large trees or any type of decent cover. it looks like this may be a shelter for a small low income community. i think they were doing what they could with what little they had on hand.
White Trash tornado/bomb shelter
I dunno.. paint it up a little, and it would be a bad looking shelter (IMO)… sturdy shelter? ehh.. i don’t want to be the test subject.
My first thought was tornado shelter.
It would be handy in an emergency, but the emergency exit windows won’t get you very far without a shovel though. 🙂
You would not believe how common this is in AL/MS. Maybe not to this extreme, but I’ve seen many broken down buses on peoples’ lawns!!
Definitely for a tornado shelter.I saw this same thing at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco after it burned down.
This is very common in AL mostly in the rural areas. To Hypothetical that was the stupidest comment ever, you can’t just build where tornadoes don’t go, you never really can tell were they could go. I’ve seen tornadoes go in the same line for 5 years then one bad ass storm comes and decides to take a different direction. It may not be the best thing but it’s better than getting in a ditch.
It may not be the most attractive tornado shelter ever put in place, but it speaks well for the ingenuity of whoever buried it. What else are you going to do with a decommissioned schoolbus, anyway, when it quits running? Crush it down, and throw the remains in an already overcrowded landfill? At least they decided to reuse something instead of just tossing it out for someone else to deal with!
I’ve seen them completely buried and used for meth labs. Sad.
possibly the greatest invention ever. i want it.
I live in Alabama. Who cares what state it is in?? I think its a great idea for a storm shelter. Everything else is on wheels, why cant a storm shelter be too? for an added bonus, you can use the roof for a bike ramp!! See, something for everyone. THAT’S PRACTICAL!!! LOL!
lets write them until the admit it, or stop doing it! i am writing them now!
I know why! The aged yellow and slightly rusted color of the school bus roof is the exact same as the dead grass in the yard. It’s Redneck Camouflage at it’s best!
This would be real sweet for tokin up in.. imagine the hotbox in that, no air is escaping.. lol. except then the stoners would forget to open the door and suffocate…perhaps not such a great idea … if ur not a pervert it’s kinda sweet anyways tho
THat picture was used in a methlab/ weed bust a few months back. they used that bus there.
Incredibly interesting writing. Honestly!
If I had a buck for every time I came here! Great read!
Chowchilla California, July 1976 is a triumph. A story of teamwork & victory. This is a picture of heroism.
I like it. Could be very useful for storage too.
If you search youtube there is a video of a guy using a 20′ shipping container as a wine cellar, buried even better than this. Less redneck looking too. Even had a sump pump and such to keep the water out.
Man, I don’t care, that’s cool as hell. Would be an awesome place to hang out.
You can kinda tell where people live by the comments. As somebody living in tornado alley, yep first thought is hillbilly tornado shelter. I’d probably add a top vent incase tornado buried me under bunch rubble and I had to stay there a while.
But unless you thought you needed the extra room, an old extended work van probably big enough.
The meth heads will do their thing any dry space they can find, even McMansion in high end gated community (cause nobody will think about meth lab being there), or a hotel room, so just cause its low buck doesnt make it a meth lab.
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