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School Bus Conversion: Apartment on Wheels


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This school bus conversion is like an apartment on wheels!

It’s a 2012 Chevrolet Express with 77,000 miles on the odometer. The high-top conversion is available on Van Life Trader out of San Diego, California, for $49,999.

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This School Bus Conversion is like an Apartment on Wheels

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School Bus Turned Apartment on Wheels

Step inside this unique off-grid school bus conversion, and you’ll find a living space that’s more than just a vehicle interior. It’s a fully functional apartment on wheels, complete with all the necessities for a comfortable life. And the best part? No slide-outs are necessary!

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Built-in Dog Bowls & Storage

The interior has been retrofitted to suit the lifestyle with a dog – with a built-in area for food & water bowls.

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Adventure with your Best Friend

Since it was a school bus in the past, the passenger seat was removed long ago. The area is appropriately utilized for storage and dog bowls that stay in place.

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Multi-functional Dining & Bed Area

The dining area turns into a bed for sleep mode, making it a space-saving, multi-functional design. Beyond the doors in the back of the bus is the bathroom area, which you’ll get to see next.

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Bathroom with Shower, Toilet & Storage Space

The bathroom has a portable toilet, a shower with plenty of space, and proper ventilation. There seems to be plenty of space to use it as part garage and part bathroom when traveling.

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Full Kitchen with Cabinets, Fridge, Stove & Large Sink

The bus has a fully-featured kitchen with cabinets, a refrigerator, a stove, and a large sink.

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Day Mode Dining Area

I’ve included the living area in dining mode below. Perfect during the day and when traveling.

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Lots of Windows & Cabinets

A closer look at the kitchen countertop, cabinets, sink, and windows.

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The Rooftop Deck with a Hammock

One of the bus’s unique features is the rooftop deck with a hammock, which is an amazing spot to catch sunsets and sunrises.

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Beachfront School Bus Life

Below is a shot of the bus conversion in one of its happiest places, beachfront! Where would you go with your own school bus conversion like this?

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Highlights

  • 2012 Chevrolet Express with 77,000 miles, available for $49,999
  • Interior designed like an apartment on wheels; no slide-outs needed
  • Features built-in dog bowls and storage for pet owners
  • Passenger seat area repurposed for storage and dog bowls
  • Dining area converts into a bed, saving space
  • Bathroom equipped with shower, toilet, and ample storage
  • Fully featured kitchen with cabinets, fridge, stove, and sink
  • Living area doubles as a dining space during the day
  • Abundance of windows and cabinets for natural light and storage
  • Unique rooftop deck with a hammock for sunset and sunrise views

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