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Movable Roots Builds a School Bus Conversion

This is a custom school bus conversion by Florida-based tiny house builder, Movable Roots.

It’s their first school bus conversion project, and we think they did a great job. Take a look and let us know your thoughts about it in the comments.

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School Bus Conversion by Movable Roots

What if a tiny home builder, converted a school bus into a motorhome? Something like THIS is what you might get.

Movable Roots was hired to do this custom conversion for one of their clients who wanted a tiny home within the confines of a school bus.

This Movable Roots School Bus Conversion has everything you’d find in most tiny homes.

It even has a cozy and beautiful bathroom with shower.

The bed area has loads of storage built in.

Kitchen to the left, bathroom to the right, accessible via sliding barn door.

Beautiful views from your kitchen.

The cabinets are perfect!

In the rear this skoolie has lots of space for your goodies. You can even load a scooter back here.

Can you see yourself living and traveling in a rig like this?

Video Tour: Movable Roots Skoolie Conversion


  • Built out by Movable Roots tiny home builders
  • There is less than 18-ft. of living space from the rear of the bus to the driving seat.
  • Small kitchen
  • 17-sq.-ft. bathroom with custom vanity, vessel sink
  • Separett composting weekender toilet
  • Stainless steel lined shower
  • Storage and small closet
  • Bench seating that converts into a queen bed
  • LP Furrion oven/cooktop
  • Sink with cutting board
  • 12V Furrion 10 cubic foot fridge/freezer
  • 42″ deck in the rear for client’s generator and scooter
  • Fresh water storage tanks, grey water tanks, for off-grid life

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  • Holly Morrison
    November 25, 2020, 9:02 am

    I don’t see this as a permanent (or even semipermanent) living space. It is, however, an incredible camping or holiday option. It’s absolutely beautiful and seems to be super-practical. I’d definitely consider using it as an Airbnb.

    Well done!

    • December 7, 2020, 9:58 am

      Holly you are right 🙂 These customers wanted something they could travel and stay in for a month or two but not live full time in.

  • Jade Williamson
    November 25, 2020, 9:10 am

    This is a really nice Skoolie!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 25, 2020, 1:24 pm


  • Delos Turner
    November 25, 2020, 1:59 pm

    Almost exactly how I have dreamed of doing a bus build right size and amenities . very nicely done ..

  • Sheila
    December 5, 2020, 4:52 pm

    They did a beautiful job on this Skoolie!

  • Laura
    December 16, 2020, 9:01 am

    This is my Aunt and Uncles bus yall did.Its a amazing job.Seeing what it looked like to what it got transformed to is amazing.Beautiful job done.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 16, 2020, 1:51 pm

      That’s so cool, Laura! Do they want to share pictures of what it looks like now that they live in it?

  • Laura
    December 16, 2020, 5:23 pm

    Bob And Timmy the bus you just did and Articale is about is my Aunt and Uncle

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 17, 2020, 12:59 pm

      That’s so cool, Laura! I’d love to see how they’ve personalized it since moving in.

  • Laura
    December 17, 2020, 1:19 pm

    As soon as I get some i will

  • Michael
    January 17, 2021, 12:35 am

    Since I drive a real school bus, I think most schoolies are tacky, especially since so many that I have seen are poorly done and um, well, tacky! But this one has a very tastefully done interior and looks quite comfortable. I especially like this bathroom. Spruce up the exterior a bit, remove the stop sign, add some tint to windows and install a nice set of aluminum wheels, it would make a great weekend camping bus. For those of you that have never driven a school bus before, be advised that school buses were built to do short local runs so a long cross country trip can be miserable, believe me, I’ve done it!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 18, 2021, 1:17 pm

      That’s something I never thought about Michael — the cross-country part of it. I suppose short jaunts that make up a loooong trip might be the way to go.

    • Eric
      May 22, 2022, 5:47 pm

      Take your time getting to your destination and problem solved. rg&dfc

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