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This is a fully-converted off-grid school bus that’s a great blend between professional and DIY! The solar, plumbing and deck were all professionally installed, while the rest was wonderfully built out by the original owner.

There’s a secret hide-out/second bedroom under the main bed that looks super cozy! The bathroom has a Nature’s Head composting toilet, and in the kitchen, there are beautiful epoxied wood countertops. The rig is for sale for $35k if you’re ready to start your bus life journey!

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1996 Blue Bird Bus Conversion

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Bryant is no stranger to living tiny! He had spent almost a year living in a van (and not a converted van, just a van he slept in) before deciding he wanted something homier and purchased a bus. He later met Arissa, traveled and worked with her, and then they got to building out this gorgeous skoolie!

Unlike many skoolie conversions, they chose to use residential windows in their build. They also wanted a TV without needing to look at it all the time, so they have it pop up out of their mantle! In the bathroom, you’ll find beautiful tile work set with flexible mortar, and the kitchen features live-edge countertops. Tell us your favorite part in the comment.

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Raised-Roof Skoolie w/ Residential Windows

The Juniper Gypsy Has a Hidden TV, Swivel Driver’s Seat and Tiled Shower

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Brian self-converted his “Wazabus” (was-a-bus) and it accidentally became his full-time job! Others were so impressed they started asking him to work on their rigs, and he was able to quit his old job and do this while traveling around the country. He even has a dedicated “tool shed” on the back of the bus with everything he could need to complete a conversion.

Besides that, he created the coolest rooftop deck with built-in bench seating and a propane fire pit! Inside the bus, live edge countertops steal the show, especially with the resin river Brian put in the middle. He has a dedicated office space, a comfortable couch, and even a bathroom. What do you think is the coolest part?

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Full-Time Travel & Building Skoolies from His Own Bus Conversion

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This is a 1993 GMC 3500 short school bus conversion known as ‘The Runabout’ that is available for sale for $32,500 (just reduced from $35,000) out of Richmond, Virginia.

The bus conversion has 199k miles on it, four windows on one side of the bus, 820 watts of solar panels, a compost toilet, backup camera, 35-gallon fresh water tank, 25-gallon grey water tank, and a dual-zone 12V refrigerator. Learn more and check it out below!

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The Runabout Short School Bus Conversion

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The day after they got married, Nik turned to Lauren and said they should renovate a bus, live in it, and travel the country. Only 6 weeks later, they had purchased the biggest bus they could find and got to work! In retrospect, they think 28 feet would have been manageable and slightly easier to find parking spots for.

As is, the bus is about half the size of the 700 square foot apartment they lived in during lockdown. They were well-adjusted to living and working in a small space, so it wasn’t a hard transition. Besides being wonderfully functional, their bus home is stunning, with black tiles, butcher block countertops, and pine ceilings. What’s your favorite feature?

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They Included a Recirculating Shower & Giant Dog Nook

Couple & Their Dogs Convert a 40 Ft Skoolie with Wood Stove 3

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With the help of her dad and tons of thrifty finds, Kaetlynn’s bus conversion came in around just $13,000 (including the cost of her bus!). She estimates it would have cost double that — or more — if she hadn’t had the time to wait for good deals or the perfect Marketplace gem!

Kaetlynn is a professional Ultimate Frisbee Player, but when she’s not practicing she loves traveling with her adorable Husky or cooking in her huge (for a bus house) kitchen. She chose more counter space over having a shower or extra clothing storage. What do you think of her bus?

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Her 25 ft. School Bus Conversion with a Full Kitchen

pro ultimate frisbee player’s $13K Skoolie

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When he was younger, Steve really wanted a hammock in his bedroom. Despite promising his parents he would hang it in the studs, they firmly said no to the idea. So you’ll love the look of pure joy on his face as Steve shows off the hammock he hung in his short bus conversion!

A former professional welder, Steve finally got to pursue his dream of being a full-time artist after working full-time and building his bus in his free time for more than two years. He has a dedicated studio area in the back of the bus, complete with a huge drawer to house all his records. The front of the bus has his kitchen and bathroom, and the bench seats convert into his bed. What do you think of his rig?

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Professional Welder Converts a Short Bus into Tiny Home

Artist’s School Bus Conversion w Studio & Hammock

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It’s not often that a bus build is an upsize in housing, but that’s the case for Sam, a traveling artist who put away his backpack to create this gorgeous bus home for about $10K and a lot of reclaimed materials. Sam had spent 5 months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail when he decided it was time to have a home.

He funds his travels by creating art from reclaimed materials and other small bits others would simply throw away. Wire trees are his specialty. He has a Murphy bed, excellent closet space with custom doors, and a slide-out pantry inside the bus. What feature is your favorite?

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Murphy Bed, Reclaimed Materials, and Wood-Burning Stove

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Wess had the travel bug as a young adult but chose parenthood first. When his boys were getting older, he decided to think about tiny living/travel again and that’s when he stumbled across the school bus that he bought to turn into a house (before they were really Instagram-popular). As a metalworker, he had the skills necessary to build a school bus just how he wanted — and he did!

He spent three years on the road traveling in his conversion before settling in Witchita where he does metalwork for other people’s rigs. His home includes an awesome collection of found-item artwork, a mosaic tub, and tons of beautiful woodworking. Enjoy the tour!

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Impressive Hand-Built Skoolie For Solo Traveler

Metalworker & Artist Transcending Existance in His Roof-Raised Skoolie. 4

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