Engineering Students Convert School Bus into Small Home

May 2018

San José State University engineering students continue to imagine novel solutions to Silicon Valley's intractable affordable housing crisis, converting a donated short school bus into a home on wheels. The student project was featured on KTVU. Racing to finish the project by the end of the school year, engineering majors like junior Maria Rivera and senior Semon Ankirsky have already figured out how to outfit the bus with a bed, bathroom, stove, refrigerator, desk and chair, and hope to add a heating unit. It could provide immediate housing help for Ellen James-Penney, an SJSU adjunct professor, who has been living with her husband and two dogs out of their two cars since last summer.