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Remodeling His Grandfather’s 1954 Crown Bus


Josh watched his parents travel the continent with this 1954 Crown Bus which he bought from the family when he turned 15. He lived  in it for some time and then as an adult got the idea to give it a total rehab and continue in his grandpa’s tracks. His then-girlfriend wasn’t too sure about the whole thing, but Carolyn stuck with him through the build and married him — so it all worked out!

Back in 2009 before there were tons of “how to” videos on YouTube, Josh figured out how to raise the roof of his skoolie about 13 inches. They also have a spa-like bathroom, two mini-fridges and plenty of comfort in their vintage rig. Pretty awesome!

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Standing in their luxurious shower!

Remodeling His Grandfather’s 1954 Crown Bus

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Puppy along for ride.

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His now-wife thought he was pretty crazy at first.

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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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  • Linda Baker
    March 26, 2022, 11:11 am

    This is truly a great conversation!

  • vee
    March 26, 2022, 6:34 pm

    Another incredible conversion — How great also that it has nostalgic history — marvellous!

  • March 26, 2022, 9:37 pm

    Very cool story. And what a fantastic conversion!

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