Inside the vintage school bus that’s one of Kent’s most unique Airbnbs – Kent Live

Posted: May 9, 2021 at 11:42 am

From green lists to vaccine passports, the idea of going abroad on holiday this summer is looking increasingly like a hassle.

The staycation returned in full force last year after many abandoned travel plans due to the pandemic, and though vaccinations have been rolled out to a substantial part of the population already, all will likely not be completely back to normal for the summer holidays.

Though the idea of staying in the UK might not seem thrilling to some, there are a lot of hidden gems in and around Kent, making the county a worthy place for a weekend getaway if you're in need of a break.

However, if you look a little off the beaten path, you can find some truly unique options for having a roof over your head whilst on holiday, from historic cottages to loft conversions.

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In Kent though, there is one property that really stands out as something totally different to any hotel or apartment.

Nestled in Ash, East Kent, lies Stay Wild's converted vintage school bus, a slice of classic American culture right in Kent's backyard.

This bus conversion is so unique that it's managed to land on Host Unusual's list of the 25 Best Worldwide Bucket List Stays for 2021, ranking alongside Greek private islands and Sri Lankan beach huts.

Though it looks a fairly standard school bus from the outside, the property has been fully refitted on the inside, including a King Size bed, a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom, and a 'steampunk' wood burner.

As an 'off-grid' property, there's no Wi-fi or TV, but this is part of the bus' appeal - a totally disconnected vehicle-turned-home free from the distractions of everyday life.

At 107 per night, the bus offers an affordable little glamping escape, with a BBQ, outdoor blankets and modern, wooden interior giving it a rustic sense of adventure.

Built in Tennessee in the 1970s, the school bus echoes that classic image of the bright yellow vehicle that pulled up to school gates in many a TV show or movie, and has found a new home in the Garden of England.

With air conditioning, heating, a coffee machine and free parking, it has the amenities you'll need to disconnect and embrace a quirky weekend in one of Kent's one-of-a-kind experiences.

With access to nearby Dover, Sandwich and Canterbury, this odd yellow gem is a perfect hub for an exploration of Kent's east coast, or could be worth just visiting alone for the sheer experience of sleeping in an American School bus.

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