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After a shorter excursion in their 4Runner, Miles and Sinclaire decided they wanted to hit the road full-time. They got remote jobs and saved a portion of each paycheck so they could complete their build in a year — and believe it or not, they finished two months early!

Their 2002 E-450 Shuttle Bus included handicap access, which they left in place so they could open the doors and enjoy the view from their queen-sized bed. They also managed to fit in a tile-and-cedar shower stall, cassette toilet, a three-burner stove/oven, and a mini-split A/C (run via generator) for all the comforts of home. Enjoy the video tour below!

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Shower, Toilet & AC in Their Cabin-Style Short Bus

2002 E-450 Shuttle bus Cozy Boho Conversion 3

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Alex, like so many others, was getting cabin fever during COVID. Suddenly her remote work stuck at home seemed more and more unfulfilling — but she wasn’t ready to make a major life change yet. As a self-proclaimed “high maintenance” person, she said she was the last person anyone in her life expected to choose a nomadic life without a shower.

But then her mom passed away from breast cancer, which acted as a catalyst that pushed her out of her comfort zone and toward short bus life. She has realized in her months on the road that she needs so much less than she ever imagined she did — with three favorite outfits, a handful of hats, and her sweet puppy named Arlo. Enjoy her tour!

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Being Happy with Less in Her Short Bus Conversion

From High Maintenance to Minimalism

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When it comes to living tiny, you *have* to get creative. I have seen hidden toilets tucked into all kinds of spaces in buses and vans, but this is the first time I’ve seen one pull out from under a mini wood stove!

This is Akram and Shawna’s second bus build and it features pallet wood cabinets, a pull-out pantry, black walnut live-edge counter top and tons of awesome vintage features. It took the couple 8 months to build out, and cost between $30-$35K, including the cost of their short bus.

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“Wheelie Nelson 2.0” Couple & Dog’s Second Bus Build

Toilet Under Woodstove! Amazing $35K Bus Build 2

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Mike was living his Wall Street life working in finance and running a million miles a minute. But then COVID sent him home, and he spent 150 days traveling the US in his car. That experience changed him, and he realized he couldn’t go back to “normal” life again.

So he ended up buying and building out a short bus — his Chevy Express 3500 — and decorated the interior with small-business finds from Etsy. One of the coolest features of his bus is the propane fire pit he can put on his roof-top deck so he can stay warm and cozy even during a fire ban. Pretty neat.

Enjoy the Tiny Home Tours video below!

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He Left Wall Street to Live in His Skoolie

Mike’s Chevy Express 3500 Short Bus Life 2

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Originally Mark wanted to build a tiny house on wheels, but when talking to his brother he realized that a standard THOW would be hard to travel with so he chose his short bus instead!

With the bus, he’s been able to go to so many places and get amazing experiences. He’s even more of an inspiration because he doesn’t consider himself handy at all! “I measure 3 times and cut 4 then head back to the store and pick up more supplies.” Who can relate?

Enjoy the video tour from Tiny Home Tours below to see his whole rainforest bus.

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He Doesn’t Think He’s Handy But Check Out His Skoolie!

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Caleb is a web developer and he and his wife, Hannah, and their three-year-old are traveling around in their amazing Chevy Short Bus conversion. The sleek interior looks ultra-modern, and now Caleb is helping others build out their own buses. How cool.

Because of his job, he has tons of solar power and battery banks to make sure they rarely run out of juice. The bus also includes a bathroom with two shower heads, so they never *have* to go outside or at a campground.

Best of all, their son Phoenix is getting all the amazing experiences that Caleb never had as a kid. Check out the full video tour with Tiny Home Tours below!

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Beautifully-Converted Chevy Short Bus Tiny Home

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Meet Alyssa and Dan — an adventurous couple living in “Lucky,” their off-grid short bus skoolie conversion.

At just 22 feet long, they only have 100 square feet of living space and do an incredible job utilizing it! They even added a “real” front door and included a shower and toilet to make life easier during their journey.

While the couple was travelling full-time for about a year, they settled down in Oregon during the pandemic on a stranger-turned-friend’s property (and wait until you see the view!). Take a look at the pictures and enjoy their awesome video tour below.

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Couple’s Adventurous Life in “Lucky”: Off-Grid Skoolie

"Lucky" The Off-Grid Short Bus Skoolie Conversion

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Marie and Ben met while backpacking in Costa Rica, and somewhere along the way fell in love, Ben says. After living with the bare minimum for months on end during their adventures, renovating an old school bus and living tiny didn’t seem so far-fetched.

So now they’re the proud owners of Gus (@littlegusthebus), their teal and white renovated school bus that currently lives on a large farm property in Canada. The couple is taking a leap of faith trying to launch a wood-working business from the workshop/barn on the property.

The interior of this traveling home is coated in cream and dark wood and features the most adorable tiny wood-burning stove. While the couple is having a tough time sans-shower during COVID-19 (the gyms are all closed!), they are making the most of this quiet time. Check out the pictures of their bus below, and read our interview with the couple after the pictures.

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Wood-working Couple’s Bus Life in Canada

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This is the Minette Short Bus Conversion by Von Thompson Creative.

The DIY school bus RV is cozy and adorable! I see lots of “normal” bus conversions, but I love seeing what can be done in an even tinier space. This one has a bed/lounge area, a fridge, some food and things storage and a sink — all you need for a road trip. Take a video tour below!

The Von Thompsons live full-time in their own amazing full-sized school bus conversion, which you can check out in our post here.

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Minette Short Bus Conversion by Von Thompson Creative

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