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They Spent $15K on Their Bus Conversion


I love seeing what people can do with little-to-no experience and a tight budget! Young couple Jason and Taylor spent just $15,000 creating their awesome skoolie home, and neither of them had much of any building experience.

Taylor admits Jason did most of the build himself, and wow he did a great job! YouTube tutorials and lots of research helped through each step of the way, and the finished product is a bright and airy home.

While they’ve lived stationary in the bus for about a year, they hit the road a couple months ago to travel. Get all the details about their build from the Tiny Home Tours interview below.

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You Don’t Need a Lot of Experience To Build a Great Skoolie!

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Jason and Taylor love their build-it-as-you-go skoolie

They Only Spent $15K on Their Bus Home Conversion

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They went with a simple grey sofa so they could add color as they want.

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They used reclaimed cabinets and butcher block from Lowes.

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A $15 paint sprayer helped them change the color of the bus.

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VIDEO: Young Couples’ DIY BUs Conversion Tiny House: $15k Budget

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Marcy
    January 17, 2021, 12:39 pm

    Really nice. Cozy and pleasant.

  • Ann
    January 17, 2021, 1:55 pm

    Nice build. The light colors give it some spaciousness. Only thing for myself, I wouldn’t separate the sink from the toilet room. I like that the couch doesn’t face a wall like so many tiny homes do.

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 17, 2021, 5:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job building a cozy interior even though you had no experience. I love the paint colors, and the bathroom. It really is lovely and so set up for travel. You did a great job! Be safe and enjoy your travels.

  • KB Rolls
    January 17, 2021, 10:12 pm

    Cute couple, gorgeous dog and lovely home! Who could ask for more! Love it!!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      January 18, 2021, 1:07 pm

      Totally agree!

  • Diana
    January 18, 2021, 6:12 pm

    Lovely job Jason! I think you could do this for a living, it is done so well and lovely decorating job Taylor! So talented so young. Enjoy life!!!

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