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How a Trip to Iceland Inspired Their Skoolie Life

This couple ran into a coffee shop in skoolie while traveling in Iceland, and that sparked something inside of them. Before they knew it, they converted their own short bus, so they could hit the road. Their bold blue bus has a cozy interior, with dark wood and paint, that makes it feel like a [...]

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Exploring Australia in Her Volkswagen High Top Transporter 11

Exploring Australia in Her Volkswagen High Top Transporter

Maddi’s former job had her traveling all over the world, but she hadn’t seen much of her home country of Australia. It was time to change that, so Maddi turned to van life. She’s been on the road enjoying all kinds of adventure activities — from spearing fish to scuba diving — ever since. Her [...]

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He Finished His $15K Tiny House w No Experience 2

He Finished His $15K Tiny House w/ No Experience!

Do you remember David Rule’s tiny house that he started building last summer? Well, he finished it for a grand total of $15,000! And he documented the entire thing in a recap video below, which just might be the most entertaining tiny house video I’ve ever watched. The end result is a completely off-grid home [...]

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Howling Wanderers Bus Life w Four Dogs! 11

Howling Wanderers: Bus Life w/ Four Dogs!

Jessie and Ashley — the “howling wanderers” — had always wanted to travel, but when they saw friends decide to go tiny, they knew they were ready to make the change for themselves. But it wasn’t immediate! A project they thought would only take a year ended up taking nearly two years as they worked [...]

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The Vansteaders Left NYC To Travel the Country

For Alissa and Cody, what began as a simple lockdown project soon transformed into an entire lifestyle overhaul. They quit their jobs, built out this $60k rig and moved in ready to travel the country. They have a hammock, hidden toilet, full-sized bed and tons of storage. They also discuss a hidden laundry chute and [...]

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Family of 4 Sells Home To Travel US in a Skoolie 3

Family of 4 Sells Home To Travel U.S. in a Skoolie

The Miller family left the “normal” American lifestyle, sold their home, bought a bus, and started traveling the country in it with their two young children! So far, they’ve been loving their simpler life, and enjoy making so many memories together as a family. You can read our Q&A with the family at the end [...]

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Their Amazing Budget Shuttle Bus Conversion. 2

Their Amazing Budget Shuttle Bus Conversion

Sahil & Maggie are loving the financial freedom that comes with their skoolie lifestyle. For just $17,000 (including the cost of their bus!), the couple has a comfortable tiny home that meets all their needs — including a king-size bed! They lovingly named the bus “Appa” after the flying bison from “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” [...]

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Backpacker & Artist Settles Down in a Bus Conversion (1)

Backpacker & Artist Settles Down in a Bus Conversion

Samuel hiked both the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, and felt like after all that exploration, there was no way he could go back to stationary life in an apartment. So he got a 1977 Ford B500 short bus and converted it into a home on wheels. He has limo-tinted windows to [...]

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Skoolie Conversion: GMC 1989 C3500 Vandura

Here’s a DIY skoolie that’s an awesome entry-level way to get into bus life. It is simple on the inside with a few sets of cabinets, a sink, and a pull-out pantry and chest refrigerator. The bus is a GMC 1989 C3500 Vandura, and it’s for sale by owner now. Check it out below! Don’t [...]

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Airbnb Entrepreneurs Embrace Truck Life!

Couple’s Adventurous Life in a Truck Camper

Eric and Marissa always wanted to travel, but their non-remote jobs were holding them back. Once the couple figured out ways to manage a couple of Airbnbs and a rental van, they found the freedom to enjoy life on the road! Their camper sits on top of a flatbed truck and has all kinds of [...]

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Four Window Short Bus Becomes Beautiful Home 2

Four-Window Short Bus Becomes Beautiful Home

Audrey was a nurse and Brad had come to the States from Australia for school. When they met, pursuing their dream of traveling the country in a converted shortbus. They just recently found a place they want to settle down, so the bus is for sale. It has a beautiful long countertop with a big [...]

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13 Years of Vanlife & Now They Have a Baby!

13 Years of Vanlife & Now They Have a Baby!

Allie is one amazing woman — she’s been #vanlifing for 13 years in a number of self-built rigs, and she also built a chalet which they rent out on Airbnb. She met Dan in Baja about three years ago and the couple started traveling together. While they weren’t expecting to add a newborn to the [...]

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Mirror House, Domes & Honeymoon Treehouse on a Cliff

Seth Bolt from Needtobreathe built his first treehouse with his father back in 2015 for his wedding and honeymoon. Since then, Seth and Tori have managed it on Airbnb and were looking for the perfect property to put more amazing rentals. They found this majestic land on a mountainside cliff in Tennessee and have added [...]

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Nine Months Living in their School Bus Conversion

Buslife offered a more affordable lifestyle to help Natalie and Gabe meet their goals. They purchase the bus already gutted, and moved in right away! They’ve been converting their rig as they travel and while they live in it, which is super neat. We have some great pictures of their tiny home below, along with [...]

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Family of 5 in Renovated 1998 Military Rig

Family of 5 in Renovated 1998 Military Rig

About three years ago, this awesome family sold their house and decided to live a totally unconventional life in a 1998 military vehicle converted into a truly spectacular home on wheels. They put a kitchen closet to the cab that can fit food for about 8 days of off-grid overlanding. Two 12-foot slide-outs hold the [...]

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From Studio Apartment to Minibus for Freedom 11

From Studio Apartment to Minibus for Freedom

Budd the Bus is the home-on-wheels for Ethan, a nomad who wanted to have his own place, without spending so much money on Colorado rent. He had already downsized to a studio apartment, so the bus gave him much more freedom without sacrificing much space. His bus features an adorable wood-burning stove, a super-compact bathroom, [...]

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Web Designer & Artist Put a Giant Soaking Tub in her Skoolie!

Nikki’s bus is proof that maximalists can live tiny! An artist and web designer, Nikki knew what she wanted in a home, and she made it happen. There’s a desk for her web design, a large counter-top studio for her art, and most incredibly, a full-sized soaking tub in the middle of the bus with [...]

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Married Couple’s Van Life with Three Dogs

Steph is a full-time vanlifer who knows what she wants! A microwave, so she doesn’t have to cook, and a big enough water tank and hot water heater for daily showers. The van she built with her husband, Alejo, proves you can be a little “spoiled” and still live in a van. The couple actually [...]

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Tiny Home Built on a Humvee Chasis 3

Tiny Home Built on a Humvee Chasis

Mr. Wolf originally convinced his wife into a skoolie conversion, so long as he built it out like a home. But after some trips, they realized it couldn’t get them where they wanted to go! So Mr. Wolf had an idea – build a 4×4 Overlanding rig on a Humvee chassis. Using aluminum and marine-grade [...]

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High Ceiling Camper Van w Articulating Solar Panels

High Ceiling Camper Van w/ Articulating Solar Panels

Erin and Joe were slowly sucked into van life after a fun road trip left them wanting more. They completed their build in early 2020 and decided to go ahead with traveling to outdoor spots after lockdown. They needed a bed that could fit Joe at 6 ft. 4 in., so they have a couch [...]

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They Gutted & Rebuilt This 70s Class C Campervan

Allison and Eric started off backpacking around the world, and when their backs started hurting, they turned to suitcase travel. But in 2020, they decided to fulfill their longtime dream of renovating a vintage RV and finally seeing the United States! They didn’t realize upon purchasing their 70s Class C campervan that it had so [...]

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“The Royal Scott” Double Decker Airbnb

It’s awesome to see old vehicles getting a new lease on life! This 1950s British double-decker bus retired from service, came over to the U.S., was transformed into a diner, and is now an Airbnb in Oregon. How awesome! The entire second floor of the bus is a spacious, yet cozy, bedroom with a queen [...]

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His Super Cool Weekender Ambulance Conversion 3

His Super Cool Weekender Ambulance Conversion

Like so many others, Grant needed a lockdown project. Unimpressed by the costs of school buses and the quality of RVs, he came across this 1997 Freightliner FL70 MPV and decided it was the perfect rig. He works full-time at Tesla, so it took about 1.5 years for him to complete the conversion. He has [...]

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Retired British Couple’s Snowplow Turned Overlander

Retired British Couple’s Snowplow Turned Overlander

Phil and Lynn are a charming English couple who retired and decided it was time to travel. Their overlanding rig was built off of an old military vehicle — so old that it doesn’t have any computer parts controlling the engine, making it easy for just about any mechanic to repair. Phil built the entire [...]

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