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Morgan and Matt travel with their baby daughter Aupi and dog Nandi in a self-converted skoolie. The couple were no strangers to tiny living before their daughter came around — they’d lived in a sailboat and an overlander in Australia for years.

They wanted to move to the U.S. for Aupi’s birth to be closer to family, but also didn’t want to get into the rental market. A skoolie sounded like the perfect solution. They call their home “The Green Bean.”

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Family of 3 & Their Skoolie Conversion

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Anna, Jeff, and their five children live full-time on the road, traveling across the country and enjoying amazing experiences together! Their DIY conversion had two phases, and their current phase includes an amazing second story for their older children.

We got the chance to interview the family about their tiny life, so be sure to check out the photo tour and read their story below!

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Adventurous Family of 7’s Amazing Life on the Road in Their Two-Story School Bus

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Caitlin, Curtis, and their seven-year-old son travel part-time in their epic school bus conversion. They own a tattoo parlor in Seattle and have a small home in Oregon. The initial idea was to put a container home in the backyard for guests, but then that idea shifted to a skoolie, so they could also use it for vacations.

While they haven’t spared any expense in building out their bus, they also haven’t taken on any debt, just converting what they could when the money came in. They believed in doing it right the first time, and the result is pretty amazing! Check it out below.

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Debt-Free Bus Build for Family of 3

Tatoo Artists in Their Part-Time Bus Conversion

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Shane & Emily of Arbour Season have been on the road now for many years, five of those with kids in tow! They built their own DIY skoolie with pallet wood cabinets, a galvanized tub from the feed store, and a big two-basin sink to make it easier to wash and dry dishes.

The bus has a long kitchen countertop across from their built-in couch, a dinette, and then a bunk room for their kids and live-in nanny. In the back of the bus, they have their bedroom and lots of closet storage space. What do you think of their home on wheels?

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Their DIY Family Skoolie with a Rooftop Stage

Musicians & Kids 5 Years in the Bus 2

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Anna and Jeff had enjoyed traveling and camping with their respective families growing up, and wanted to share that experience with their own kids. In October 2017 they took the plunge and purchased a bus and began the two-year-long conversion process. After being on the road for a couple of years (and expecting another child!), they decided to do an upgrade which included an incredible loft!

The loft acts as a bedroom for their two oldest kids and a game room. The other three children have bunks on the lower level and there’s a primary bedroom in the back of the rig for mom and dad. In order to feed everyone, they have a large kitchen with a giant farmhouse sink. What do you think of their set-up?

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Four Years of Family Bus Life w/ Five Kids

Family of 7 Added A Loft to Their Skoolie!

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The Chandler family were living their “dream life” as Montana ranchers when they realized how much they were missing. After seeing discovering school bus conversions, often referred to as skoolies online, they decided to take the plunge and do a DIY conversion for their two young kids and their dogs for an unforgettable and perhaps legendary family lifestyle.

Inside the bus, there’s a fun loft bed for their 4-year-old son and a huge king bed in the back for cosleeping with their youngest. A bathroom houses a fancy mist shower head and a Nature’s Head toilet, and there’s a spacious kitchen with a giant farmhouse sink for bathing babies. Enjoy!

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Family’s Gorgeous Bus Conversion w/ Loft

From Ranching in Montana to Bus Life 2

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Tiff & Eric were living their own separate nomadic lives when they met at Skooliepalooza two years ago. There was a spark and they decided to build out the unfinished 33′ bus that Tiff owned and make it a home on wheels for them as a couple.

They also have an adorable child, Ryder, who has a safe car seat spot, an adorable Montessori-inspired playroom and loves living in a small space near mom and dad. Remarkably, the bus was built primarily from reclaimed materials, making it less expensive and more sustainable. Enjoy the tour below!

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Gorgeous Skoolie Made w/ Primarily Reclaimed Materials

Nomads Get Married & Live in a Bus with Child 4

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The Hancock family was ready to see more of the world. Mom and dad had been born, raised, and lived in the same city their whole lives and wanted their kids to have more experiences with the world than they did. So they bought a bus to travel in during their wedding photography off-season.

Incredibly, their 40-foot 2001 Bluebird skoolie conversion took only 69 days to complete! And you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at it, with the large benches for family time in the living room, the spacious kitchen, and the neat bed set-up in the back of the rig. Enjoy the tour!

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Boho Bus w/ Triple Bunks for Family of Five

Family’s Part-Time Bus Adventure During Photography Off-Season 3

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AJ & John owned a farm in Indiana and lived there with their four children for 10 years before deciding it was time to pull up their roots and travel. They had considered bus life when AJ was pregnant with their 3rd child, but ultimately chose to wait until their kids were older before becoming nomads.

John is a carpenter and managed to convert their bus in just 3.5 months, making sure to complete the whole thing before they hit the road since they had been renovating their farmhouse for a decade! The family has plans to stay on the road for about 6 months and then convert another bus to make money and then hit the road again. Enjoy the tour!

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They Converted The Bus in Just 3.5 Months!

Family Goes From Farm Life to Bus Life

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