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Colorado business turns school buses into homes

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DENVER (KMGH/CNN) – A Denver man's decision to take his house on the road has given him a new business and a new way to look at life.

"It's definitely become more of what I think you would call a movement," said Charlie Kern. 

The wheels on the bus are moving in a new direction.

"This is a whole house that fits in a parking space," said Kern. 

What started as Kern's idea for affordable housing has now turned into a new way of life.

"I just wasn't finding anything I could afford," said Kern. 

Kern took the money he had and built himself a school bus to live out of.

"If you don't like the view out of your bedroom window, you can just drive somewhere else," said Kern. 

Fast forward years later, he's made it a business.

Kern and his team at Chrome Yellow Corporation are booked through the summer.

Building these "skoolies" for their customers.

"Right now I call it an all you can work buffet," said Kern. "Fundamentally its a remodel. And when you get in there you realize that no bus has straight walls. No bus is square. Everything is off slightly."

One of their current projects is a tour bus for a local musician.

"We've got to get all of the wiring and the plumbing in so we can insulate it. It's going to have a huge shower slash bath," said Kern. 

The team says building the buses is not the destination, rather a different way to take what we consider normal housing in a new direction.

"You've got to pay for gas and there will be break downs of course. But you have a freedom and a cost of living that can't really compare to again brick and mortar house," said Kern. 

Kern says the buses his company builds can cost anywhere from around $25,000 for a small bus to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a large bus.

That would include all of the amenities and high tech additions.

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