‘World’s cosiest’ village bus stop gets even cosier with new makeover

Located in the village of Skajboty, near Olsztyn, in northern Poland, the bus stop locals have transformed the bus stop into what looks like a living room. Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

What might be Poland’s best-known bus stop has been given a new look, which makes it even more like stepping into a cosy village house, rather than waiting for a bus into town.

Located in the village of Skajboty, near Olsztyn, in northern Poland, the bus stop first attracted attention after locals transformed it into what looks like a living room. 

The bus stop features seasonal decorations, including a bright orange pumpkin on the table.Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

The simple shelter was equipped with rustic wooden furniture, including a small table with a tablecloth and a jug of flowers, with paintings on the walls. 

Locals decorate it for Easter and there is a Christmas tree at Christmas.

A “window” added to the back wall of the shelter is a white window frame looking out on to a cheerful painted landscape, with lush green fields, colourful flowers and even deer.Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

With a population of just 300 people, only a handful of buses per day stop in Skajboty.

The villagers originally decided to decorate the bus stop to make the wait more pleasant.

BEFORE: The simple shelter was equipped with rustic wooden furniture, including a small table with a tablecloth and a jug of flowers, with paintings on the walls.Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

Now the bus stop has received a facelift, with changes that make it even prettier. 

For starters, the previously grey shelter has been painted a muted green that does not clash with the green of the plants behind it. 

The previously grey shelter has now been painted a muted green that does not clash with the green of the plants behind it. Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

Other new pops of colour include a bright yellow chair, instead of the earlier brown one, and a matching yellow shelf with dog knick-knacks on it. 

The new table features a painted blue floral detail, which goes with the interior’s cosy, rural style.

For locals, the makeover has been a labour of love.Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

Przystanek Skajboty/FacebookAnother striking change is the “window” added to the back wall of the shelter: a white window frame looking out on to a cheerful painted landscape, with lush green fields, colourful flowers and even deer.

Again, the bus stop features seasonal decorations, this time bright orange pumpkins on the table.

Przystanek Skajboty/Facebook

Together, the changes make the bus stop an even nicer place to wait for one of the rare buses that stop in Skajboty.

A photo album on the bus stop’s Facebook page documents the recent renovation of the bus stop from start to finish and all the work that went into it.