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Tiny House Magazine Issue 29: School Bus Conversions

Tiny House Magazine Issue 29 by Kent Griswold and his team of tiny living contributors is available now. This issue is focused on school bus tiny home conversions.

This issue contains 74 PDF pages of articles, photos, video, and resources on tiny houses for you to enjoy on any of your electronic devices (tablet, smart phone, or computer).

So if you can’t get enough of tiny houses you’ll love this issue of Kent’s Tiny House Magazine because it features fascinating ideas from several people who have been and still are successfully and happily living tiny.

Tiny House Magazine Issue 29: School Bus Conversions

Tiny House Magazine Issue 29 School Bus Conversions

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  • elizabeth barrett
    May 21, 2015, 3:29 pm

    OMG , I have no plans to buy/build a bus conversion, but I am OBSESSED w/ Skoolies so I had to buy this mag. I havent had time to read it yet, but looks like a lot of good content..traditional T H’s, systems, and a couple of good lookin articles on Skoolies. Nice. worth the $4.99
    Just a shout out to other TH fans,,,my journey started w/ wanting some alternative to hotels and expensive rental apts as I work as a travel RN. It started w/the suggestion of an RV…ew! I thought.. not my style except for those really cool retro remodeled Airstreams , then I read about 1000 hours worth of books , articles, youtubes on T.H.s, went to seminars in VT and DC….then I went back to my original Airstream idea..I need something easier to tow by myself..A couple months ago I bought a 28 ft 1976 Airstream Argosy which I am currently gutting and turning into an awesome modern “glamper”. If I didnt need to move so many times a year..def would go w/ a wooden TH

  • Annie Carr
    May 21, 2015, 4:44 pm

    A skoolie is definitely in my future, so I’m thrilled to have a chance to get this issue, thank you!

  • Cate
    May 22, 2015, 5:16 pm

    Bus conversions are not a good idea as they have a metal skin. Even if you cover the inside & outside the metal conducts the cold. They also condensate. That is why I went with a housetruck built from scratch. Also they have a bad reputation left from the dust bowl days & scroungy hippies. It doesn’t matter how nice it looks, a bus is still a bus! I don’t feel this way but many people do & who needs the hassle. Housetrucks do not have a bad name & I had no problems during my 25 years on the road. I got nothing but respect & way too much jealousy. Just food for thought, my friends.

    • Jaime
      June 2, 2015, 8:26 am

      You know, I’ve never had anyone dis a nice bus or schoolie conversion in my presence – but I’ve seen a lot of jealousy over them. Busses do have thermal issues, I grant you, but those are addressable.

      They also have many things that make them ideal for this purpose, particularly if you move around a lot. They have excellent ground clearance, good storage below the deck, with room for tanks and generators and such, and they’re easy to mount roof racks on for carrying, deckspace, or even solar. Perhaps most importantly, they’re built to stand up to hoards of fourth graders. For TH purposes, that makes them almost indestructible. On top of that, they’re available in a pretty wide range of sizes – from about 18 feet all the way up to 50.

      For me, a school or box truck conversion seems one of the best ways to go.


    • Greg Coup
      September 29, 2015, 10:26 pm


      I think a bus conversion is very cool, especially the older antique buses that has so much more character than the buses and/or RV’s of today. I actually admire small homes on any scale or platform. I hope that you do not live your life everyday worrying about others and what they think about you and/or how they perceive you and the way you want to live your life. That would be so miserable to me…a miserable life. In other words, live your life the way you want without regards of what others may think of it as long as you are not harming anyone else. Only a fool thinks he/she can please everyone or try to please everyone. I actually embrace being myself without the influence of what others think and consider it a compliment when someone states that I am different, weird, strange, or whatever. That is when I know that I am living and traveling on MY path and not theirs. I just think that everyone should embrace what makes them who they are. Just my thought.

  • Cate
    June 3, 2015, 4:55 pm

    My housetruck had very high clearance. Busses are for kids and are not very tall inside. Most people look for an adult bus. Glad you have had no problems with them. They are not for me.

  • Cate
    June 3, 2015, 4:58 pm

    My housetruck was on a Ford F600 with very high clearance.
    Most people look for adult busses as the kids ones are too short inside.
    Glad you have had no problems with peoples comments. Hope that continues.

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