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This couple ran into a coffee shop in skoolie while traveling in Iceland, and that sparked something inside of them. Before they knew it, they converted their own short bus, so they could hit the road.

Their bold blue bus has a cozy interior, with dark wood and paint, that makes it feel like a comfortable den. They have a nifty collage table, a comfortable bed at the back of the bus, and a slide-out chest fridge. Read their story in their own words below.

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Their Short Bus with Cool Collage Table

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I love a touch of whimsy, and Irwin the Skoolie has just that with the adorable curtain “eyes” that grace the front of the bus. Bright blue, they make Irwin seem like a fun place to live.

Owners Mike and Mandi would agree! When 2020 hit, Mike’s longtime dream of an alternative living space finally felt possible. Mandi was able to teach remotely and became a health coach, and so they created a perfect tiny house complete with a massive bathroom with plenty of shower space.

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Double Workstations, 4 ft. Tub & Massive Kitchen

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Sahil & Maggie are loving the financial freedom that comes with their skoolie lifestyle. For just $17,000 (including the cost of their bus!), the couple has a comfortable tiny home that meets all their needs — including a king-size bed!

They lovingly named the bus “Appa” after the flying bison from “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and the Geo Tracker they tow behind is called “Momo.” Let us know what you love about their rig below!

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Their Appa the Bus Conversion Cost Just $17K!

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Samuel hiked both the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail, and felt like after all that exploration, there was no way he could go back to stationary life in an apartment. So he got a 1977 Ford B500 short bus and converted it into a home on wheels.

He has limo-tinted windows to afford him some privacy, a flip-up desk to allow him to work on his artwork or edit videos, and a compact kitchen setup. He travels with his adorable cat and makes stunning copperwork art on the road. Enjoy the video tour!

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His Short Bus with a Pull-Out Bed

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Here’s a DIY skoolie that’s an awesome entry-level way to get into bus life. It is simple on the inside with a few sets of cabinets, a sink, and a pull-out pantry and chest refrigerator.

The bus is a GMC 1989 C3500 Vandura, and it’s for sale by owner now. Check it out below!

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Compact Bus Conversion for Sale

GMC 1989 C3500 Vandura 4

Images: Anita

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Audrey was a nurse and Brad had come to the States from Australia for school. When they met, pursuing their dream of traveling the country in a converted shortbus.

They just recently found a place they want to settle down, so the bus is for sale. It has a beautiful long countertop with a big sink and two-burner cooktop. There’s a lot of bench seating, a pull-out table, and a full-sized bed against the back of the bus. Let us know what you think!

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Their Army-Green Shortbus Conversion

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Buslife offered a more affordable lifestyle to help Natalie and Gabe meet their goals. They purchase the bus already gutted, and moved in right away! They’ve been converting their rig as they travel and while they live in it, which is super neat.

We have some great pictures of their tiny home below, along with a Q&A that you can read. Enjoy!

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Couple & Their Pup Discuss 9 Months of Tiny Living

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Budd the Bus is the home-on-wheels for Ethan, a nomad who wanted to have his own place, without spending so much money on Colorado rent. He had already downsized to a studio apartment, so the bus gave him much more freedom without sacrificing much space.

His bus features an adorable wood-burning stove, a super-compact bathroom, a fold-down desk, and more! Enjoy the pictures and Ethan’s story below.

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He Spent 1,112 Hours Creating His Minibus Home

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It’s awesome to see old vehicles getting a new lease on life! This 1950s British double-decker bus retired from service, came over to the U.S., was transformed into a diner, and is now an Airbnb in Oregon. How awesome!

The entire second floor of the bus is a spacious, yet cozy, bedroom with a queen bed. Downstairs, there’s a bathroom near the cab, and then a kitchen and living space. What do you think?

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This Bus was a Diner Before Becoming an Overnight Stay

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