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He Built a Self-Sustaining School Bus with a Raised Roof and Deck

Chris told his grandmother as a kid that he wanted to grow up and live in the woods with his dog — and for the past 11 years, that’s more or less what he has done! He’s had two vans and a Class A RV before deciding to build his dream rig school bus conversion.

The bus offers a much sturdier design than his former RV, allowing him to use high-quality materials so his home will stand the test of time. He has a roof-top deck with flip-up railings, a perfectly functional kitchen, a large comfortable bedroom, and a bathroom without compromise. What do you think of his setup?

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His Raised Roof School Bus Conversion is like an Apartment!

Chris’ Self-Sustaining Skoolie is his 4th Rig in 11 years 2

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He has an awesome desk set-up for doing all his remote work. The tall ceilings in Zep II are amazing!

Chris’ Self-Sustaining Skoolie is his 4th Rig in 11 years 3

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The rooftop deck has flip-up railings.

Chris’ Self-Sustaining Skoolie is his 4th Rig in 11 years

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VIDEO: Off-Grid School Bus Tiny House


  • Self-sustaining school bus conversion with a raised roof and deck
  • Sturdy design with high-quality materials for durability
  • Functional kitchen, comfortable bedroom, and uncompromised bathroom
  • Awesome desk setup for remote work
  • Tall ceilings in the bus provide a spacious feel
  • Roof-top deck with flip-up railings
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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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  • Mary
    August 5, 2022, 10:10 am

    Love the bus! And Linnea and Akela on the tube!

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