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Off-Grid 1989 Chevy Carpenter Skoolie for Sale, Kansas City

You could hit the road tomorrow in this off-grid 1989 Chevy Carpenter bus conversion for sale in Kansas City, Arkansas. The home on wheels includes a queen-sized bedroom in the back, a twin couch bed, and all the off-grid appliances you need like a pellet stove and composting toilet.

The electric can hook up to shore power as well, for convenience, and you’ll get the mini-fridge and Cuisinart cooktop included in the $35,000 asking price. The tires are in good shape and the vehicle (with 160k miles) still runs fine. What do you think?

Get more details after the photo tour below, and contact the seller over at Tiny House Marketplace.

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Here’s the main living area, with cool reclaimed wood siding.

The mini fridge next to the counter top (There’s also a Cuisinart cooktop included)

Here’s the shower stall area.

The couch folds into a twin-sized bed.

Queen bed with storage underneath and a book rack.

Modular storage on the walls for all your clothing and knicknacks.

Hanging storage here.

Composting toilet in the toilet area.

Pellet stove with strap for travelling.


  • ’89 converted bus 8.2 L Turbo Diesel Motor
  • 160k miles
  • Air brakes
  • Tires are in very good shape
  • Exhaust pipe has new tip
  • New re-fab of the engine battery compartment with slide out
  • New engine batteries purchased last spring
  • Screened windows
  • Couch folds into twin bed
  • Queen bed (could fit king size)
  • Hanging storage
  • Storage under bed
  • Cuisinart cook top
  • Mini Fridge
  • Solar powered
  • RV hook ups for convenience
  • Castle serenity pellet stove – 40lb hooper runs about 12-14hrs on low setting.
  • Air Head Composting Toilet w/ solar battery exhaust fan
  • 1,200 watts of solar panels – 2800 watt inverter – 460ah battery system
  • 40 gallon fresh water tank w/ electric 2.5 gal electric water heater w/ temperature dial and outdoor shower connection. Plumbing confined to small sqft. 25 gallon grey water tank.
  • Dedicated shore power only outlets for high wattage appliances.
  • Westinghouse 2,500 watt portable inverter generator – quiet. Comparable to the Honda inverter generators. $600.

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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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