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Family’s Calypso Skoolie Bus Conversion

This is one family‘s Calypso Skoolie Bus Conversion.

They are still in the process of putting on the finishing touches, but it’s looking great so far!

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Family’s Calypso Skoolie Bus Conversion

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Images via The Calypso

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Video: Live walk through, video tour, Skoolie conversion

From the builder:

This bus is my Opus. It showcases every trick in my library from scroll work, to inlay, to raised panel doors, to radius work and on and on. It’s pure opera in wood.

Highlights: 

  • 2000 Thomas Body Freightliner
  • Name the Calypso
  • Been building for a little over a year now
  • In the final phases of construction now
  • Builder is a cabinet maker, furniture builder and designer by trade.
  • See videos of the build on YouTube 

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Natalie McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Scotland.
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  • littleleftie November 8, 2016, 3:56 pm

    Nice! Love the special compartments, especially the one for the woodstove tools. Your home shows not only the skill you have as a woodworker, but the love you have for the wood.

    • Natalie Natalie November 9, 2016, 6:23 am

      The woodstove tools compartment was so cool! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • David Remus November 8, 2016, 9:31 pm

    A schoolbus is a great place to start. They are very strong and parts for most are easily available. Lot’s of ground clearance and built to last. Thomas is an old company, good reputation.

    The primary problem is insulation. It’s one thing to run the heater while driving it, another to try to stay warm 24/7 in a hard winter.

    Nice build so far.

    • Natalie Natalie November 9, 2016, 6:23 am

      I’m sure they thought about insulation — I would hate to be missing that! — Tiny House Talk Team

      • David Remus November 9, 2016, 10:57 am

        There is no added insulation visible that I can see, just the original interior. The single pane sliding windows are still there also. If you have enough wood you can live in a teepee.

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN November 9, 2016, 8:47 am

    Awesome job…! I love it, I think you got everything covered here that could be or should be added to a nomad, school bus, tiny house….

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