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Christian and Kelsie sold their brick-and-mortar home so they could transform a school bus into a home on wheels! And they did an awesome job with the conversion, including a classy L-shaped kitchen, queen-sized bed, and spacious shower stall with a skylight into their creative layout.

The couple married young — at 19 and 21 — and have made their dreams come true! They pick up odd jobs, and she works remotely as an online tutor so that they can enjoy this lifestyle. Let us know which feature of their school bus conversion you love most!

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Their Custom School Bus Conversion with Sky-lit Shower

Christian and Kelsie’s Beautiful Bus Build 3

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Robin and Wayne live in the awesome shuttle bus home he converted back in 2022. Their bus has a full recording studio, a wood stove, and plenty of other clever features that make it perfect for full-time bus life.

We had the privilege of interviewing them about what inspired them to start bus life, how long the process took, and what they love the most — and least — about living on the road. Enjoy their story in their own words below!

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Awesome Shuttle Bus w/ Recording Studio

WanderBus Life 2

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Dustin Mori had a love for coffee drinking and roasting, and wanted to start a family business — why not ship a retired double-decker bus from the United Kingdom and transform it into a mobile coffee shop? His wife, Angie, wasn’t keen on coffee, but she was convinced, and they opened their doors in 2018!

After the success of Double Decker Espresso, they had the idea to get another double-decker bus and transform it into an Airbnb on their beautiful land in Idaho. The “Hideaway” has a cozy pub-like feel on the first level, and the second level is a beautiful English cottage bedroom, bathroom, and seating area.

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Two Amazing Family Businesses from UK Buses!

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After the death of her mother and the closing of her businesses, Kari had been looking for a tiny house on wheels to start a new life. But instead, she came across a shuttle bus and fell in love with nomadic life!

After some time in that first rig, she was looking for something with a bathroom, double bed, and air-conditioning. Willow II checked all the boxes, and she was able to trade her truck for the shuttle bus! She’s made some great upgrades to make the space her own, and she has many more years to enjoy her life in the rig. Enjoy the tour below.

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She Traded Her Truck for this Shuttle Bus!

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Katie and her two dogs live in a school bus conversion, but it’s far from Katie’s first go at tiny living. She’s been living tiny for the past six years and started out in the bed of her pick-up truck. When she grew tired of not being able to stand in her home, she decided to upgrade to her current skoolie, “Dirty Hairy.”

The bus has a full kitchen setup, including an oven, and she fits lots of storage into her small space! Plus, it’s decorated with fun colors and luxurious blankets to make this a true home on wheels. Enjoy her tour below.

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“Dirty Hairy” Short Bus Conversion

Nomadic Bus Life After Hiking the Appalachian Trail 5

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Melvin and Emily spent 2.5 years building out an incredible short bus home, complete with one of the coolest handmade cedar doors we’ve ever seen on a skoolie. They decided to travel the country after finishing their military careers and discovering how much they enjoyed camping and exploring the outdoors.

The handbuilt home is incredible on the inside as well, with wooden cabinets holding huge drawers for kitchen storage, a high-up bed with a built-in step-up, and a tiled bathroom that houses their shower and removable cassette toilet. You’re going to love the tour below!

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Rooftop Deck and Handbuilt Cedar Door!

Veterans’ Awesome Short Bus Conversion (w: Bathroom!)

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Jono and Taryn are an awesome couple with three girls, ages 8, 6, and 4, who are traveling full-time to see the United States! While they originally toyed with the idea of an RV, they preferred the idea of converting a skoolie that they could customize for their family’s needs.

This is a standard-height bus, with no roof raise, but there are strategic skylights throughout to allow Jono to stand upright in the kitchen, where he’s the chef. The dining room table is one of the coolest features of this home, but you’ll love all the clever and well-designed features.

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Wait Until You See Their Dining Room Table!

Couple & 3 Daughters in DIY Skoolie 77

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Meet Nathan and his amazing skoolie which he built out for under $10K! His budget build has a “Modern Island Vibe,” which includes some cool Hawaiian and Filipino art, rock climbing drawer pulls, and burnt wood accents.

He included a closet for hanging clothes, a rooftop deck, and a few window fans and diesel heaters for a not-too-expensive way to keep comfortable while on the road. Let us know what your favorite part of the build is!

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“Modern Island” Shuttle Bus Conversion: Budget Build

His Epic $10K Short Bus Conversion 3

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Mati and Luli moved to New Zealand about 7 years ago and lived for a time with a woman in her treehouse. During that time, they discovered they needed far less than they originally thought and got the idea to build a tiny house! They built the entire thing from the trailer-up, and did it using reclaimed materials for around $18,000 USD.

We had the privilege of interviewing the couple, and you can read more of their story below and take a tour of their home first, and then their bus conversion. Enjoy!

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Their Tiny Home From Reclaimed Materials & Bus Conversion!

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