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Family-Friendly Skoolie Conversion w Raised Roof For Sale.

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Get excited to tour this 2003 40ft Bluebird All-American bus renovated by Erika and Matt for their family. The couple is transitioning to doing volunteer work abroad, and they’re selling their DIY conversion, so someone else can enjoy it as much as they have.

The bus truly has everything you could need, from a spacious well-designed kitchen to a huge back bedroom and awesome off-grid bathroom, to an epic solar system that will keep you powered up wherever you go. Check out the pictures and video tour below and contact them if you want to buy the skoolie.

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Fully Off-Grid Skoolie with Bunk, Playroom & Awesome Kitchen

You walk in and immediately feel warm and safe!

They really prioritized a great kitchen.

I love all the design details like the live-edge wood and that backsplash.

Looking closer at those features.

Awesome open shelving under the counter top.

Gorgeous copper sink and wire fruit baskets.

The oven/stove is perfect.

More live-edge details.

The fridge has additional storage above and below.

LED lights illuminate the center decorative strip of the bus.

Here’s the child’s bunk bed.

And underneath is an awesome playroom!

The bathroom is to the right.

The cedar shower.

DIY composting toilet.

Handy towel racks.

There’s even a washing machine!

Back bedroom for the grownups.

Plumbing and additional storage under the bed.

A spacious closet area.

The desk area with more beautiful live edge.

BTW the LED lights change color.

Video Tour:


The Bus
-2003 40ft Bluebird All American school bus
-Cummins 8.3 with a Allison M3060 Transmission
-No Def system, which is a huge bonus!
-The bus came from a wealthy school district from AR that maintained the bus very well.
-7.5mpg while towing a vehicle.
The Exterior
-15in Roof Raise
-Exterior max height is 12’6″
-Industrial oil based enamel paint
-High quality RV windows from RecPro.com
-Folding Cedar Table
-3 Tool Boxes
-Tow Hitch
-Both compressors for AC units are outside and hidden
-Henry’s elastomeric roof paint
Solar System & 110v
-2600w of solar panels on the roof
-7200 watt hours of lithium battery
-24V sytem
-Code compliant
– Victron Mulit-Plus 3000w inverter, 70amp charger, and passthrough
-Victron MPPT 150 [] 100 TR Can
-PV Breaker Box
-Code compliant 110v breaker panel and wiring
Plumbing & Propane
-200 gallons of fresh water storage
-4.2 gallon hotwater heater
-water pump & accumulator tank
-Pex Piping
-All water is inside the bus, so there is no chance of freezing pipes
-65 gallon greytank
-No black tank because of composting toilet
-20lb exchangeable propane tank
-Propane only is used for stove and oven

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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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  • KH
    September 28, 2022, 1:24 pm

    I love everything they did, it is beautiful. Good luck on your future ventures.

  • Kathy Schacklin
    September 28, 2022, 10:00 pm

    What a beautiful conversion! I wish I could buy it myself & tour the country. I want to wish you guys all the best in your future endeavors. Good luck to you both! What an awesome inspiration you are.

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