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“Lucky” The Off-Grid Short Bus Skoolie Conversion

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Meet Alyssa and Dan — an adventurous couple living in “Lucky,” their off-grid short bus skoolie conversion.

At just 22 feet long, they only have 100 square feet of living space and do an incredible job utilizing it! They even added a “real” front door and included a shower and toilet to make life easier during their journey.

While the couple was travelling full-time for about a year, they settled down in Oregon during the pandemic on a stranger-turned-friend’s property (and wait until you see the view!). Take a look at the pictures and enjoy their awesome video tour below.

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Couple’s Adventurous Life in “Lucky”: Off-Grid Skoolie

"Lucky" The Off-Grid Short Bus Skoolie Conversion

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Here they are with their adorable front door.

"Lucky" The Off-Grid Short Bus Skoolie Conversion

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The inside of the home is so cozy!

"Lucky" The Off-Grid Short Bus Skoolie Conversion

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The couch has storage both below and behind it.


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  • 22 ft long
  • Short school bus
  • Handicap door in bedroom
  • Full bathroom (shower & composting toilet)
  • Poplar accent wall
  • Butcher block counter top
  • Inset sink with counter top inset
  • Fridge/freezer combo under sink
  • Large closet space
  • Live and work on the road
  • Travelling full-time

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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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  • Joanna Huskey
    July 10, 2020, 6:53 am

    Beautiful. I love all the details.

  • Michael
    July 11, 2020, 8:05 am

    I like it. Handy and easy to go every there but sufficient for two people.
    I would put a dinette instead of the sofa for a dining arrangement facing each other and suitable for two laptops, too.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 13, 2020, 10:51 am

      That’s a good idea.

    • Kitty
      October 28, 2020, 7:57 pm

      and that could convert to a sofa if needed.

  • Theresa Perdue
    August 16, 2020, 1:55 pm

    Impressive. I love that even though it isn’t a full size “schoolie” it is a home. They explained everything I could think of to ask, and I love that they put a larger size fridge and freezer in. You just should not squrimp on icecream, it’s a necessary.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      August 17, 2020, 10:04 am

      Haha exactly! Anything for ice cream.

  • Michael Z
    October 28, 2020, 4:21 pm

    I too love the under counter “side-by-side” and never seen one before. Looked them up and fairly reasonable too!

    That front door though — ugghhh. Is it just me or whenever a front door like those are used, it just instantly induces a case of the bendz?! I totally get why, but there has to be a more ascetically pleasing/congruent option.

  • Diana
    October 28, 2020, 4:45 pm

    well done just wish he wasn’t talking through it. she’s a doll. he is lucky super lucky

  • Kitty
    October 28, 2020, 7:53 pm

    A zipped no-see-um screen on that door in the back would be great sometimes.

  • Jackie
    March 22, 2021, 11:36 am

    I’m wondering where you got your curtains that are in the living room and kitchen windows. I love the bedroom with the door that opens outside.

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