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Mountain Biker and Snowboarder’s School Bus Tiny Home

Kori loves to mountain bike and snowboard and his nomadic life provides him plenty of opportunities to do that! He converted his own school bus home in about a year.

His bus has a great rooftop deck, fixed bed, and live-edge countertops. We got a chance to do a Q&A with Kori about his tiny life. Be sure to read it after the photo tour!

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Awesome DIY Skoolie for Adventure Sports

Mountain Biker & Snowboarder in His Skoolie Ghost 83

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He has a cool rooftop deck.

Skoolie Ghost 4

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He chose a steel grey color for the exterior.

Skoolie Ghost 89

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I love his copper sink in the live-edge wood.

Skoolie Ghost 3

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He has a fixed bed in the back.

Skoolie Ghost 2

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Here’s the front of the room.

Skoolie Ghost 7

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He has a bathroom with a composting toilet.

Skoolie Ghost 6

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Here’s what it looked like when he got started.

Skoolie Ghost

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Off on a great adventure!

Skoolie Ghost 5

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What got you into tiny living?

So I got interested in living in a skoolie when I was 17 I had several friends talking about, and I didn’t want to pay rent and be tied down to one spot.

Did you build your home or buy it? How long did the process take?

I built my skoolie I bought on 08-15-2020, and it took me about 1 year to build, I moved into it on 08-12-2021.

How do you make money on the road?

How I make money on the road is I’ll find seasonal jobs and work those, so I can keep moving around.

How has tiny living changed your life (for better or worse)?

Living in a skoolie has let me see the country and has changed how I see 9-5 jobs and people who are tied down to one spot and only go on vacation 2 weeks every year. I consider myself on one big vacation in a sense even tho I still work I’m not tied down to one spot.

What’s the hardest part of tiny living?

The hardest thing about living in a skoolie is always looking for a place to park and not knowing what it’s like in the area.

What’s the most rewarding part?

The rewarding part is that you can go where ever you want, see whatever you want and just be free and to just slow down, live for the little things like the smell of coffee in the morning or the sunsets.

Any advice for people looking to go tiny?

The best advice I can give to someone who wants to live in a skoolie is to be prepared to break down or get kicked out of a parking lot at night and realize that a lot of people on Instagram only show the good times and not when they are broken down on the side of the road or the bad fuel mileage that a bus gets. It’s not for everyone, but I wouldn’t want to live or do anything else.

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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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  • Paul Larsen
    May 1, 2023, 12:29 pm

    One of the best Bus conversions I have seen! Love the wood and the colours used. Does not look busy or cluttered at all, Well done!

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 1, 2023, 9:28 pm

    Wow! This bus definitely says Sports, but it’s so pretty, too. I like the bath and the kitchen. It’s a home in which you can relax. Nice job!

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