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Jonathan’s Citi Bus Conversion

This is Jonathan’s Citi Bus Conversion that took him two years to build.

He started back in 2000 and the bus has all kinds of custom features and built-ins including a full-sized shower, a comfortable couch and a desk area for working and blogging. Be sure to watch the full video tour below! Enjoy!

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Jonathan’s Citi Bus Conversion

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YouTube: My Citi Bus Conversion (2 yrs. Self Build)


  • 30 ft. 1978 San Diego Citi Bus Conversion
  • “It only took every night and every weekend for 2 yrs and counting LOL 😉 THIS AINT NO ORDINARY BUS CONVERSION”
  • Full 36 inch shower
  • Toilet and sink
  • Kitchen with marine grade triple burner
  • U-shaped kitchen table/benches
  • Couch
  • Desk area
  • And more!

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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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  • Tom Van Soelen
    December 23, 2016, 7:18 pm

    The best looking and most professional looking city – school bus conversion I have seen. My only concern for city buses and school buses is the gearing of the transmission. Most are geared for city traffic and not for highway speeds. Therefore your MPG suffers as well as the engine revs higher and is noisy. Over the road tour coaches make the best conversions. That is why you see Prevost so often as high end conversions.

    • Natalie
      December 28, 2016, 8:21 am

      That’s so interesting. Never thought of that! — Tiny House Talk Team

    December 23, 2016, 7:19 pm

    Truly a one off conservation of a city bus to motor home.. I can appreciate the 2 yrs of time spent in creating this motor home, as he made use of every square inch available to him, and in great detail…! He took a city bus which a lot of people do not realize how much punishment one of these buses take, and built the ultimate motor home which will more than likely out last any other motor home out on the road today… It may not look the Ritz, but it was built like a brick out house….!

    • Natalie
      December 28, 2016, 8:21 am

      That’s the truth! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Claude
    December 23, 2016, 8:52 pm

    Impressive, well converted and comfortable.

    • Natalie
      December 28, 2016, 8:20 am

      Definitely! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Marsha Cowan
    December 23, 2016, 9:22 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful place! The hard work sure paid off well. Be proud. . .be very proud!

    • Natalie
      December 28, 2016, 8:19 am

      That he should be! — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Theresa Perdue
        July 8, 2019, 9:58 am

        Absolutely stunning. It rivals any of the motorhomes out today and I would not even attempt to compare it to another bus conversion

  • Kristin
    December 23, 2016, 11:54 pm

    Nice funny guy. Great conversion. He was very knowledgeable. I would like to see more from him with different buses and floor plans. Nice job!!

    • Natalie
      December 27, 2016, 12:19 pm

      He is very funny 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Patty
    December 24, 2016, 12:00 am

    Very nice conversion!

    • Natalie
      December 27, 2016, 12:18 pm

      Agreed! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Silver Gypsy
    December 24, 2016, 12:18 am

    Normally, I don’t like any kind of bus conversions but I have to say this is really nice. I’m amazed at how many systems this man knows to have been able to accomplish all of this; quite a feat! Not only is this well done, it looks fabulous, too. Excellent job; very well done.

    • Natalie
      December 27, 2016, 12:15 pm

      Yes he did a remarkable job! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • keepyourpower
    December 24, 2016, 1:35 am

    What is in the trailer?

  • Annette
    December 24, 2016, 10:16 pm

    No self-respecting woman would ever live anywhere near that couch for long.

  • Susanne
    December 25, 2016, 5:42 pm

    Funny, Annette! 🙂

  • December 26, 2016, 3:49 am

    Just beautiful traveling home! Just amazes me from the outside it looks just like a citi bus. But when you walk inside the bus the transformation that takes place is just gorgeous! Every room is just unique in it’s own way! I love all the details that went into your home! Thank you for taking us on a tour of your citi bus/home! It was awesome! Enjoy traveling in style with all the comforts of home!?

    • Natalie
      December 27, 2016, 11:40 am

      It really is a remarkable transformation! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Adina Hirschmann
    April 16, 2017, 9:01 pm

    The perfect tour bus/man cave. Video tour was very comprehensive, educational and easy to understand. Use of durable marine grade appliances very practical for OTR jostling on rough pavements. Corian countertops are almost as long-lasting as granite, but significantly lighter. Fabulous choice! Looked as if the same cabinets were used throughout the project—not a bad idea for carrying the design concept. My parents did the same when they built their last house before retiring. I absolutely loved the curved (plexi?) glass bathroom shower and flush toilet. Great tile work. BTW, are there any other TVs besides the one up front? Are audio, video and communications integrated together as a system? Where are the speakers, amplifiers and other components? Cable, satellite or other networking options (wi-fi, Bluetooth, DLNA)? Remote sensors? As an installer, I’m always curious.

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