Bus stop becomes tourist sensation after locals turn it into cosy ‘living’ room

The village of Skajboty only has four buses a day. To make the wait more enjoyable, locals got together and came up with the idea of decorating it. Karol Belina Brzozowski

A village bus stop has become an internet hit and tourist attraction after locals transformed it into a comfy waiting room.

With a population of only 300 people, and with only one bus four times a day, waiting for one to turn up in the picturesque village of Skajboty, north Poland, can be quite a chore.

To make the wait more enjoyable, locals got together and came up with the idea of decorating the place.

Katarzyna Bujna from the Association of Skajboty’s Friends told TFN: "It started with an idea from Ewa, our neighbour.”

“She encouraged her daughter and her friends to beautify the bus stop.

“At first it was supposed to be graffiti, but Ewa preferred something that fits into the atmosphere of this peaceful, picturesque Masurian village.”

Together, the women set about transforming the little concrete stop into a mini living room, complete with table, chairs, artwork and a traditional cuckoo clock.

At Easter they cover it in festive decorations and at Christmas they add a Christmas tree.

Now the little bus stop has become a tourist attraction and internet hit after Katarzyna posted a photo on social media.

Local woman Ewa Legeżyńska, whose original idea it was, said: “I am really astonished how you can attract the world's attention by such a simply little thing like a nice bus stop.

“All of Poland’s TV companies have come here."

She added that having so much attention in such a small place was difficult to deal with.

She said: “After two weeks of having them here I just had to leave for a while.”