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Short School Bus w/ a Murphy Bed!

This is the story of Parker’s short school bus conversion with a Murphy bed. It’s a very well thought out custom motor home called Bird the Bus!

I commonly talk to people who build Sprinter Camper Van conversions that have $50k-$80k invested in their rigs. I always try to convince people to consider the mini school bus conversion over a van. This video is a good example of why I think this. Enjoy!

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Short School Bus Conversion w/ a Murphy Bed!

Everything in this short school bus tiny house is very well thought out. For example, his couch cushions double as insulation for some of the windows on the bus (including the windshield) while in sleep mode. Pretty smart, right?

When you’re living in tiny spaces, creative design strategies like this are a must. And that’s where videos and articles like this come in. Enjoy! 🙂

Here’s the school bus in sleep mode

Wait, let’s make it REALLY cozy…


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All of the cabinets were custom

What a cozy little home 🙂

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A Before And After…


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More on how it was built here.

Video – Short School Bus With Built-In Murphy Bed

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  • Avatar Shawnmarie Boutin

    Very nice, surprisingly clean. LOVE THE MAP!!!!. Seriously, wouldn’t have thought about something like this as a feature, it really works.

  • Avatar Shawna R Whiteaker

    This is the BEST layout/design for a short bus I’ve seen yet!!! I’d have never guessed it was only at 18 feet long, too! Great job, Parker

    • Avatar Alex

      I thought it was pretty awesome too! Glad you enjoyed it as well 🙂

  • Avatar Thomas L. Knapp

    Sweet home — happy travels!

  • Avatar Michael L

    I love this!

  • Avatar David Kuss

    Is your driver seat stock or did you get a new one?

  • Avatar Valere Stevens

    Very cute but where is the bathroom?

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan

    Really nice conversion. You thought of everything!

  • Avatar Cathy Witt

    I had the same problem with my kitchen faucet slopping water outside the sink – I got a directional aerator that screws into the end of the faucet. Works like a charm and only cost a few bucks!

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