• Feb 23, 2012
As a car-obsessed tot, your author used to snuggle up in his bed, pretending he was taking a long road trip in a Volkswagen camper van. The fantasy went so far as to include a small fan so there would be a constant rhythmic chatter similar to the air-cooled flat-four that helped build the Volkswagen name. While pure imagination capably transformed a twin bed into a Westfalia-trimmed Type II on a nightly basis, a user over at Instructables has gone even further than just dreaming, winding up with a custom-built result that's far more personal than the Step2 Corvette bed that's better suited for fast sleepers.

Instructables user Uptonb created this bunk bed as a housewarming gift for his three-year old nephew, thus sealing his title as an awesome uncle. There are pictures and a SketchUp file over at Instructables, so you can build your very own if you like what you see. You'll be spending about $500 in materials, but the end result will be a bed that's arguably cooler than what's commercially available for more than double that. The bed is up top and the interior of the bus doubles as a playhouse, where little Junior can play like he's headed out to Burning Man with Workingman's Dead on endless repeat in the eight-track player.


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      Scott Berger
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was going to say "Slow news day?" but then I realized this thing is TOTALLY AWESOME!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      slap
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome. If I had young kids, I'd make it.
      space
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now it can really be a shaggin wagon! If only women liked me... :(
      Cool people
      • 2 Years Ago
      Moon caps are cool.
      Dean
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is wrong with all of you who are saying 'If I had kids...'. You don't need to have kids in order to have a reason to build this. The only justification you need to build this is '...because it was cool', or '...because I felt like it'. In much the same reason people with buy a sports car (which has no practical purpose whatsoever), you should just build whatever the hell you want because it's fun, and because it's cool. I'm single, have my own house, unmarried, no kids, but one of my rooms has bunk beds just because I felt like putting them there!
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean
        Oh yeah, this is seriously cool. Puts any race car bed to shame. I'm going to Home Depot as soon as I can find the plans!
          Dean
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          My bad...oh my way to Home Depot...
          Drew510
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          Uh, click on the link. The plans are right there.