Throughout the whole COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has been itching to leave their homes.
Personally, I know I’ve been going a little stir-crazy looking at the same trees outside my windows.
Luckily for Malaysians, the country has finally lifted its local traveling restrictions! Families are finally able to reunite after the long few months of social distancing while others are able to return back home.
And for all those looking for a new and unique homestay experience, this new Airbnb may be able to give you exactly what you’re looking for.
Introducing Rumah No. 2.
The new Airbnb appeared on Malaysian social media recently and Malaysians have been loving the place.
What’s so special about it you may ask?
It was converted from an old University Malaya school bus.
Sure it may still look like an ordinary bus from the outside.
But step inside and you’ll discover a wonderfully comfy home!
It’s spacious, chic, and bright! What else can you ask for?
The kitchenette comes with cups, plates, cutlery, a mini fridge, electric water boiler, and wash basin prepared.
Meanwhile, the bedroom comes prepared with a queen-sized mattress that’s spacious enough for you and your partner.
And there are little critters within the compound ready to chill with you.
It’s perfect for anyone looking to escape the busy city for a little while without having to escape into the woods entirely.
Master of Science student at University Malaya Siti Norasiah Abd Kadir said the idea originated from the university’s former Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Development Professor Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan.
“The university had initially wanted to dispose of the old bus in 2016 that has been stranded on campus for many years,” she said to Malay Mail.
Talk about being environmentally-friendly by reusing, reducing, and recycling!
It was originally scheduled to open in April, but plans were delayed due to Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO).
But it’s all good now because the response so far has been amazing.
“This was certainly a unique space in the university but we did not expect so many people to be interested in it,” Siti Norasiah said.
“We loved the stories people share about their memories on the bus.”
If you’re interested in staying overnight in this bus, you can schedule a stay through Airbnb.
Cover image sourced from Rumah No.2.