This is the story of Bill Skinner. He’s a single guy out of Long Island, New York who has been converting a bus into his very own rolling tiny home.
Bill used to build floating homes but he wanted something for himself so that he could travel easily – so he went with a bus! It’s an ’02 International School Bus that Bill has turned into his own little rolling beach hut. Pretty awesome, right?
I hope you enjoy his story in our quick interview with him below. Thanks!
Man Retiring into DIY School Bus Conversion to Travel and Go Fishing!
THT: What are your name(s)?
Bill Skinner….single 😀
THT: Where are you from?
Long Island, NY
THT: What type of tiny house do you have or are you working on?
Bus, 95% finished.
THT: Why did you go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of it for yourself?
Affordable & able to travel.
THT: How long did it take you to finish your tiny house?
I’m on it a little over 2 years part time because of job.
THT: Did you do it yourself? Who helped? How much has it end up costing?
Electrician & Plumber, & Seamstress..I did everything else… Stopped counting at $40k. I’m over $50k.
THT: How did you figure out where to put it?
Will be traveling around Florida, close to beaches, at campgrounds.
THT: What’s been the most challenging part about it so far?
All the detail of the build, I’m fussy.
THT: What benefits are you experiencing?
No mortgage…all paid for…travel where I want.
THT: What helpful piece of advice would you give to others who are interested in going tiny?
Whatever you think it’s going to cost…think again…I expected 50k from beginning.
THT: Do you have a website, blog, or social media pages where we can connect with you and follow along?
On Instagram @Gonecoastaldesign.
Video Tour of the Bathroom
Learn more and connect with Bill over at his Instagram.
Our big thanks to Bill for sharing!
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