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Brian self-converted his “Wazabus” (was-a-bus) and it accidentally became his full-time job! Others were so impressed they started asking him to work on their rigs, and he was able to quit his old job and do this while traveling around the country. He even has a dedicated “tool shed” on the back of the bus with everything he could need to complete a conversion.

Besides that, he created the coolest rooftop deck with built-in bench seating and a propane fire pit! Inside the bus, live edge countertops steal the show, especially with the resin river Brian put in the middle. He has a dedicated office space, a comfortable couch, and even a bathroom. What do you think is the coolest part?

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Full-Time Travel & Building Skoolies from His Own Bus Conversion

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When he was younger, Steve really wanted a hammock in his bedroom. Despite promising his parents he would hang it in the studs, they firmly said no to the idea. So you’ll love the look of pure joy on his face as Steve shows off the hammock he hung in his short bus conversion!

A former professional welder, Steve finally got to pursue his dream of being a full-time artist after working full-time and building his bus in his free time for more than two years. He has a dedicated studio area in the back of the bus, complete with a huge drawer to house all his records. The front of the bus has his kitchen and bathroom, and the bench seats convert into his bed. What do you think of his rig?

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Professional Welder Converts a Short Bus into Tiny Home

Artist’s School Bus Conversion w Studio & Hammock

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Hunter & Carly first got their taste for tiny living from traveling in an RV, but wanted something that was their own. Initially, they considered converting a van or shuttle bus, but ultimately decided if they were going to go through all the trouble of DIY-ing a home, they wanted it to work for them for as long as possible!

Since they’re open to having kids someday, the couple got a “big bus” and even created a storage area that can convert to bunks if/when their family grows. They chose a big open floor plan with long couches, a spacious kitchen (with awesome live-edge countertops), and a cool bathroom with their Separette toilet above the wheel well. Enjoy their tour and let us know what you think!

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Their Off-Grid Skoolie Built to Last

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Jannia and Korbyn “didn’t know nothing about nothing” when it came to building a school bus home, but when their globetrotting days came to a sudden halt in 2020, they decided it was time to check “bus life” off their bucket list.

The couple married in Thailand and spent five months in lockdown in Denmark (where Jannia’s family lives) and couldn’t go to Prague like they had planned. So they came to the U.S., bought a bus, and spent months making it into an artsy skoolie complete with two office spaces, a comfy bed, and a wet bathroom. Now that borders are open again, the couple travel wherever the wind takes them, knowing they have a home base in the States whenever they want to return. What do you think of their build?

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Artistic Skoolie with Tetris-Inspired Couch

World Travelers’ Home Base Skoolie 3

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After an R.V. vacation, Debbie said she *never* wanted to go camping again. But when she and her husband, Jim, lost their jobs and were watching Bus Life on YouTube, she started thinking she could live in an awesome skoolie conversion.

And Jim made it happen! They created a bus with a raised roof, radiant floor heating, and a spacious bathroom with a stock tank tub. They have a little wood stove for extra heat, tons of storage underneath the bus, and have no intentions of stopping bus life anytime soon. What do you think of their rig?

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40-Foot Raised-Roof Bus Conversion w/ Tons of Storage

Four Years of Bus Life Retirement

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What an awesome couple! Nate, Sheena, and their dog live together in a beautifully built-out short bus conversion. The two of them seem so genuine and sweet — I wish we could be friends! Their home has a pretty sky blue exterior, and the inside features a lot of wood tones.

They use a wood stove that sits on a tile hearth to keep themselves warm, and Sheena has convinced Nate to let them keep the large (but ugly) air conditioner for those *really* hot nights. They have a convertible table and a cedar-lined wet bath as well. Enjoy the tour!

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Sky Blue Short Bus For Couple & Their Pup

Couple’s Skoolie Conversion with Shatterproof Glass and Keyless Entry 2

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Nelson’s son, Coley, suffered a stroke four years ago. It took three years of constant care for Coley to become medically stable, and in that time Nelson left his full-time job to be Coley’s full-time caretaker. The two started going up and down the coast for shorter trips that soon became longer ones.

Eventually Nelson found his 40 Ft. Blue Bird bus and spent 5 weeks converting it into a home for the two of them. Nelson has loved the community that comes along with bus life, and taking his son to see what the world has to offer!

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40 Ft. Bus Conversion for Single Dad & Son

His Son Had a Stroke & They Went Tiny Together

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DIY bus conversions certainly aren’t new, but this might win the award for the most gorgeous handcrafted bus we’ve featured here! It’s not just the spacious open concept, the nifty pulley bed, or the epic imported wood stove — it’s the minute details like their tile choice and inlaid cabinet doors and stunning floors.

The couple intentionally chose not to build a single wall in their bus, prioritizing 360 degree views instead. They have dreams to live in their artisitc bus for a couple years and find some lush land to settle on and transform into a market garden and homestead. Love it!

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Is This The Most Beautiful Bus Ever?

Liesl and Stu’s Artistic Bus Build with Trapdoor Shower and Cajon Toilet 3

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Vanessa and Braden loved camping and taking overnight bicycling trips, but wanted an option that would allow them a better nights’ sleep and to travel further. They stumbled upon the skoolie community and were hooked! They’d never built anything before, but with the help of Braden’s dad and two long years of effort, they created this lovely home for themselves and their two dogs.

Their bus has a huge rooftop deck, and a back “deck” for their bikes/motorcycle and other storage. The interior is all clad with wood and/or faux brick that looks super homey. They did a Q&A with us about going tiny, so be sure to read that at the end of the post!

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Couple & Their Fur Babies Downsize from Four Bedroom Home

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