We’re a family of 4 – Ed, Bec (hi!), Eliza and Orrie, who will be traveling the United States for the next 2 years in our skoolie conversion with our 3 cats (Popper, Gus, & Lynx) and 2 dogs (Flynn and Cash). In August of 2017, we bought a bus. Not just any bus- The Broken Compass.2
Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!
Broken Compass Nomads: A Family of Four Living in a DIY School Bus Conversion
Seven years ago, Jeremy and Mira Thompson quit their jobs and sold their suburban home to hit the road in a short-bus they’d converted into a mobile home. After a year on the road, they’d gone through their savings and were thinking about starting a family.1
To explore more amazing tiny homes like this, join our Tiny House Newsletter. It’s free and you’ll be glad you did! We even give you free downloadable tiny house plans just for joining!
Family’s School Bus, Short-Bus, and Whimsical Shipping Container Tiny Homes
When I tell people we are living in a bus I sometimes get the response, “I would go crazy being in a small bus with my kids all day!” So would we! That’s the best part! We designed everything with being outside in mind. Our biggest draw to bus life aside from travel was that our confined living spaces would encourage us to be outside more, enjoying nature. So although I expect to have many great memories in the bus, the real goal is to make a ton of great memories outside of it!
Family of Four (Soon to be Five) Living in a DIY School Bus Conversion
This is the story of Charlie Kern. He’s just a guy who had a problem. He needed a place to live!
So Charlie decided that he would convert a school bus into his own tiny home! Fast forward to today, and he’s turning school buses (and other things) into homes and/or other structures out of Denver, Colorado. Kern has even been featured on TV!
His company is called Art Builders Guild because they also build custom furniture for people and businesses. The bus conversion part of the company goes by Look At That Bus. Pretty cool, right?
Zola Molotov, a fire dancer, converted this 24 foot school bus into a functional mobile home on wheels that runs on free waste vegetable oil collected from restaurant deep fryers.
Following a freegan philosophy, she attempted to reuse and scavenge many materials for the skoolie conversion, including the sink and propane stove that were given to her in exchange for demolishing an old trailer.
Zola and a diesel mechanic installed a waste vegetable oil system that allows the bus to run on diesel, or on waste vegetable oil.
Woman Converts Bus into Mobile Home that Runs on Free Vegetable Oil
The content and information here is for entertainment and should not be taken as professional advice. While we strive to provide accurate and helpful information, we are not professionals. The owner of this website disclaims all warranties expressed or implied regarding the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the information provided.
Tiny House Talk is the ultimate resource for tiny house enthusiasts. With an extensive library of articles, videos, and interviews featuring expert advice, stories from people who have made the switch to a smaller home, and more – it’s the perfect place to learn everything you need to know about going small! Get all your questions answered and start your tiny house journey today.
Tiny House Talk lets you list tiny homes for sale or rent as a free service but Tiny House Media, LLC, TinyHouseTalk.com, and its contributors do not validate/verify the information we receive for these listings so it is your responsibility to verify the information we provide for you. Please do your due diligence and deal with people in person. Thank you.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.