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1990 Off Grid Solar Bus Conversion Motorhome For Sale

In case you’re in the market for an off grid solar bus conversion motorhome for sale, here’s one.

And it still might even be available. It’s listed over at Steven Harrell’s Tiny House Listings website. You can also get the full video tour down below.

It’s a 1990 school bus with about 250 sq. ft. of space inside and you should see it all of the add ons that it has. Asking price is $22,000. It’s located in Woodland Park, Colorado.

1990 Off Grid Solar Bus Conversion Motorhome For Sale


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Video: Off Grid Solar Bug Out Survival Bus

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  • Debra VS May 17, 2015, 12:06 pm

    Somebody finally takes lightning into account. Yay!

  • Cosy May 18, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Absolutely nothing about this appeals to me. Overkill on everything except aesthetics. Exposed insulation, wires & those solar panels could energize 5 Tiny Houses. The person who built this truly has a survivalist mentality.

    • Candide33 May 19, 2015, 2:15 pm

      You are so right! It looks like a prop for a horror movie and not something that anyone would actually live in. But like I always say, different strokes for different folks!

    • Sharee September 21, 2015, 2:33 pm

      It’s a Bug Out bus. It’s not meant for day to day regular living, but rather in case of catastrophic emergency. But I didn’t see any beds or bathroom. We couldn’t see the real aesthetics; he had panels removed so we could see the wiring. I can tell he is very proud of his electrical work.

  • James Groover May 18, 2015, 4:22 pm

    I am a newbie, still thinking about starting the process. Please someone help me find resources so I know precisely what I need for a solar or solar/wind run house, I haven’t the foggiest idea what components or parts or anything I will need. Frankly understanding electricity and Amps and Volts was never my strong point, so I will need help in that regard as well. thanks for any links or info you can share.

    • Cathy May 19, 2015, 10:43 pm

      Hi James. You don’t have to get a degree in electrical engineering, unless you want to! Check out a company called “Solman”. They produce plug and play solar units. They are not cheap, but they are ready to go and on wheels, so you can put them wherever you need to when you park.

    • Dave May 20, 2015, 9:58 pm

      1. I wouldn’t put a shower in the electrical room.
      2. I’d check out the ‘homemade’ bus bars and other electrical components. I’d prefer Underwriters Lab or other certifications.

      • DB September 21, 2015, 8:11 pm

        Yeah, the shower stall idea right next to all the electrical jumped out at me too. A homebuilt bus bar is pretty basic for 12v, not too big a worry, probably 😉

    • anthony July 3, 2015, 10:32 pm

      Yes, uh, putting the shower smack dab in the middle of the electrical room spells trouble for me, too. For me, the whole thing is a big “EW” and not in keeping with the heart of the tiny house movement – this is just an unaesthetic piece of “survivalist” paranoia to me.

      Really ugly, at best, both in mindset and practicals. Creepy for me.

      Good on ya’, mate, though, but no thanks.

  • Melissa May 18, 2015, 5:44 pm

    Wow! I would like to see the solar panels in the position needed for driving the bus as well as the “cockpit”. He put a lot of $ in the solar panels. All this bus needs a woman’s touch! Very smart man, kuddos!

  • sc May 18, 2015, 11:53 pm

    Good for survival, but not for living…I think I would slit my throat if I had to live there.

    • Candide33 May 19, 2015, 2:13 pm

      Hahahaha I would have to agree with you on that sc.

      It is really sad and depressing. People have been waiting and planning for the end of the world for thousands of years, the earliest mention of it was found on an Assyrian tablet from about 2,800 BC. There have been thousands of predictions of it in the last 5,000 or so years and it never happened, probably never will.

      I am pretty sure it is not healthy to dwell on such things.

      When thinking about the future and saving the planet for our descendants is usually the first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks of the Tiny House Movement, this article seems counterproductive, but to each his own.

      I wonder why he is selling it? If he really thinks the world is coming to an end, wouldn’t he need it?

      I prefer cutesie and upbeat and Earth friendly myself but that’s just me.

      • DB September 22, 2015, 2:23 am

        Big money in bug out gear and everything survivalist right now, unless that bubble has burst too. Hard to say why he’s selling it but it could just be the right time to get his money back out of it, or at least some of it.

  • Candide33 May 19, 2015, 1:53 pm

    Alex, was that you doing the interview?

    • Alex May 19, 2015, 2:29 pm

      No that wasn’t me! 😀

  • Cooltruth September 22, 2015, 2:00 am

    I’d leave out the microwave and go with a smaller refrigerator so wouldn’t need so many solar panels to power it. A perfectly good propane stove with an oven makes a microwave redundant. Move the shower away from the electric would make sense from a safety POV. Lots of storage in this bus for his survival supplies so it would make a good survival bus.

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