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Family’s School Bus Conversion

This is one family’s school bus conversion.

They took an American school bus and turned it into a custom tiny home on wheels.

Now it can actually sleep up to six people comfortably! In fact, they’ve turned the bus into a tiny hostel on wheels where they can hosts guests as they travel!

Have you considered using a bus to build your own tiny (motor)home?

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Family’s DIY School Bus Conversion

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Video Tour: School Bus Tiny Home and Hostel


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  • Gordon D.
    August 6, 2016, 9:12 pm

    BECAREFUL ABOUT hosting other strangers.Up here in Canada there is 2 people still missing.Found their burned motorhome and later finding their SUV else where.USE CAUTION.

    August 6, 2016, 10:17 pm

    I like school bus conversions… There is something about them that just say’s convert me, change me into something beautiful…

  • Rev
    August 7, 2016, 7:46 am

    Gordon D.:
    Thank you for the timely wisdom. Down here in America, we’re hosting other strangers from mid-east, and they are only trouble. What a mess. Mention the phrase ‘Islamist terrorist’, and go to jail. Upside-down and backward.

    This bus convert has potential, but until they clear the clutter, I don’t see the value as a Tiny Hostel. [shudders in horror]

    • kevin
      August 8, 2016, 9:41 am

      FYI Rev:
      Canada is America too.

    August 7, 2016, 8:47 pm

    I agree with Gordon D. Be extra very careful, especially when you have a young child with you. These days, one must be cautious and wary about who we allow into our lives, whether it is just a brief acquaintance or long term. Good job and be safe!

  • Jody
    August 17, 2016, 11:55 pm

    You guys have so much storage! Great job putting this all together. It looks like you have a lot of things, but everything has it’s place. Great job! It will look really cool with the terrace on the top 🙂

  • August 21, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Another great detail is how Jeremy has installed a so-called “bump” or removable panel right where the circular window sits, which will allow the family to add an extension or veranda if it’s ever necessary. It’s smart to keep the options open like this, especially when it comes to tiny spaces.

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 1, 2017, 3:23 pm

    Went to the other site. You really packed a lot of storage in that thing! It is lovely, and I know the kids are loving living there. Great Job!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 3, 2017, 8:28 am

      I know I would have loved it as a kid 🙂 We camped and those are my best memories!

  • Theresa Perdue
    February 7, 2020, 2:15 pm

    I love the kitchen but. I was absolutely horrified when he showed the shoe storage. You should never ask a woman to give up her shoes😱! Nice job. But like the others said, be careful about who stays with you.

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