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Retired Couple’s Residential-Quality School Bus Tiny Home


This is a raised roof school bus conversion that’s built like a residential home.

Jim & Debbie retired about 2 years ago to get their skoolie up and ready for full time travel.

I think you’ll really like this bus conversion and the owners have done a great job of explaining how they did it in the video below. Enjoy!

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Retired Couple’s Raised Roof School Bus Conversion That They Built Like a Residential Home

Retired couple's residential-quality skoolie

Images via TinyHomeTours/YouTube

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Images via TinyHomeTours/YouTube

Guided Video Tour and Interview with Owners

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YouTube Video | Jim & Debbie’s YouTube Channel | Jim & Debbie’s Instagram

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Avatar Sheila Plourde
    November 30, 2018, 6:15 pm

    This is beautiful! Cleverly thought out. Video is great. They used their heads with the solar, skylight and raising the roof. I would need a huge storage for all of my cameras and lenses, tripods…. Would be taking pics like mad. Rainbows today. Truly enjoyed this.

  • Avatar Cindy
    December 2, 2018, 1:59 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I wish I was half as creative. I would love to live on something like this.

    • Avatar Alex
      December 8, 2018, 7:11 am

      Thanks, Cindy, and me too! I wish I had skill and creativity like that!

  • Avatar JanneZack
    January 17, 2019, 7:37 pm

    Does that washer REALLY use 31 gallons of water? I find that Extremely high. – even the turbo wash using 15-17 gallons of water seems really high.

  • Avatar gary
    January 18, 2019, 2:19 pm

    I too have a full size keyboard. I have a very similar seating/eating counter to yours. Just below the top is mounted a set of full extension drawer slides, with a 3/4 inch plywood x 1 foot shelf mounted at the back of the slides. The keyboard is mounted on this with rivet nuts and 4 bolts going into the bottom of the keyboard. When not in use, it pushed all the way to the wall, and doesn’t get in the way of knee space. When we want to use it, it pulls out and we sit at a computer chair with adjustable height.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    February 12, 2019, 11:52 pm

    I love buses!! This one is so beautiful! Bright and airy and warm and inviting at the same time.

  • Avatar MILDRED LANE
    June 9, 2019, 11:29 pm

    do u have any idea how much money u have invested in the JOY bus?? I think u did it w/ a labor of love, Have fun and enjoy your life

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