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Young Man Builds Epic School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500

Aaron converted this vintage baby blue school bus into a tiny home for less than $4,500 CAD.


He traded an older vehicle for the bus, and used mostly reclaimed wood to build storage spaces and a bed frame; and the countertop is made from a goat teeter totter.

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The interior design is absolutely stunning.  Most of the decor has been thrifted and specifically chosen to match the era of the bus, which is a 1959 Ford B600 Warden Master. Pretty intense name for a school bus isn’t it?

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Aaron built this bus because he wanted to try something new, exciting, and off the beaten path, and so far he’s been having a great time exploring British Columbia and meeting new people in the bus.


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Aaron says he has to build extra time into his schedule whenever he takes the bus out because so many people want to stop and chat about the bus.

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Since filming the video, Aaron has insulated the bus for winter, and added a solar power system.

To see a full tour, check out the video below!

VIDEO: Young Man Builds Epic School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500

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Danielle Chabassol
Danielle is a digital nomad who is passionate about tiny spaces, living with less, reducing waste and eating plant-based food. Danielle is half of the Exploring Alternatives blog & video project. You can find more of her at www.ExploringAlternatives.ca and her Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel.




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  • Meg October 20, 2017, 12:01 pm

    This is an awesome conversion! Love the blue storage, the reclaimed wood & the hanging chair

  • Joanna Chanin October 20, 2017, 9:16 pm

    Beautiful job. Love it

  • Bigfoot October 24, 2017, 10:10 pm

    I know it’s a work in progress & will keep morphing but great job. I really like seeing the old buses & trucks repurposed. Nice! Very open feel for a relatively small vehicle.

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