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Living in his School Bus Conversion at 40 

A decade ago Brandon did his first big road trip, and since then he’s been hoping to someday hit the road full time again. He was trying out a van for a bit when he stumbled across this bus for sale in the parking lot of a mechanic’s shop — and within 45 minutes he had purchased it!

Turns out he was the bus’ third owner, and he gives credit to the original owners (who built it out while living in Brooklyn, NY!) for much of the design. His whole rig even runs on a Tesla battery, which is pretty cool. Brandon says he has more than enough space for all his things, and is loving working as an engineer while traveling in his bus home.

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Engineer Nomad Working Full-Time from His Bus

Brandon’s Tesla-Powered Skoolie 4

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The mini woodburning stove keeps him warm while working in chilly temps in Colorado.

Brandon’s Tesla-Powered Skoolie 2

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The handicap door opens to let in fresh air.

Brandon’s Tesla-Powered Skoolie

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The Tesla Battery is Located Right Here, And Helps Power Things in the Bus

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Bryan O'Connor
    November 19, 2021, 8:17 am

    Absolutely love it, but as a motorcycle rider and a motorcycle tech by trade I’m wonder how he hauls/stores his dirt bike. Does he have a cage/platform on the back/front of the bus or does he just tie it down inside the bus? and what about wintertime? how does he store it and get it out of the snow? and keep the gas and fluids from freezing?

    • James D.
      November 19, 2021, 3:08 pm

      Dirt Bike is stored on a hitch mounted rack platform on the rear, which looks like he did some custom welding by the looks of it on his Instagram page… So off the ground and secured for travel… Rest you have to ask him… Though, so far, it doesn’t look like he sticks around for winter…

  • Jen
    December 11, 2021, 9:39 pm

    You’ve got that really good attitude you need to have to be on the road full time. It requires patience and the desire to continue to learn. Good for you! You mentioned wanting to know more about solar. We’ve studied solar quite a bit and are big fans of this guy: https://www.youtube.com/c/WillProwse Might be a great start for you! Followed you on IG, hope you’ll follow back. Be free & Enjoy the road! Jen @GoTinyLiving

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