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3 Mistakes People are Making When Converting a Bus

2017-03-22T08:26:43+00:00

Lately, I have been noticing that several people are selling their Skoolies. Most of these school buses are partially converted. It really got me to thinking, WHY? Which caused me to examine our own experience converting and living in a converted school bus. I came to realize that there are three school bus conversion [...]

When You Lose the Farm, Buy a Bus

2017-03-22T08:58:33+00:00

You might be thinking what does losing a farm have to do with buying a bus. Well, our Skoolie story started back in 2009. You can read about How Our Skoolie Dream Came to Life in this post.  But that is not all of our Skoolie story. Our Skoolie story revived when we lost our farm. [...]

Buying a Bus? 5 Important Things to Inspect

2017-03-22T08:45:38+00:00

Today's the day your dreaming, planning, and saving starts to become a reality. It's buying a bus day! Are you nervous? Have you been searching the internet, looking at auctions, and now are ready to go buy your bus? It doesn't matter if I am buying a bus for us or for a client, [...]

What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy A School Bus?

2017-03-22T09:00:26+00:00

What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy a School Bus So, you have decided to buy a school bus to convert into a home on wheels. AWESOME! (If you are still wondering if a school bus is right for you, check out this post on "5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying [...]

How to Make Your Own Skoolie Floor Plan

2017-03-22T09:00:53+00:00

Are you anything like me and as soon as you get your school bus home, you can't wait to design the floor plan? Coming up with your Skoolie floor plan does not have to be a daunting task. Follow these steps to design your Skoolie floor plan within a few hours.   Before Designing [...]

Here are the Top 10 Tools Needed to Convert a School Bus

2017-03-22T09:01:18+00:00

Here are the Top 10 Tools Needed to Convert a School Bus into a Home on Wheels From time to time we get asked "What are the tools needed to convert a school bus into a home on wheels?" Jeff quickly names off a few and I can see the person's head spin trying [...]

5 Tips to Get your Skoolie Dream on the Reality Road

2017-03-22T09:03:06+00:00

Five Tips to Get Your Skoolie Dream on the Reality Road Do you have the Skoolie Dream? If you missed how our dream got started, you can read about it here. Are you ready to live in a converted school bus? In order to live in a converted school bus, you must have a deep desire. [...]

How Our Skoolie Dream Came to Life

2017-03-22T09:03:39+00:00

Is Your Dream to Live in a Converted School Bus? Are you ready to hop aboard and travel the country but you just don't know where to start? We had the dream to live in a converted school bus 7 years ago. For us, it wasn't like a lifetime dream. It was the kinda [...]

5 Crucial Things to Know Before Your First Skoolie Adventure

2017-03-22T09:04:08+00:00

Is your family ready to camp for the first time in a converted school bus? Maybe your bus is your tiny home and this is your first adventure. Either way, don't push that air brake until you know these 5 Crucial Things before your first bus trip. Get To Know Your Bus I don't [...]

What is the hardest thing about 7 kids on a Skoolie?

2016-09-23T21:04:03+00:00

What is the Hardest Thing about 7 Kids on a Skoolie? When someone posed this living with 7 kids on a converted school bus question, I didn't even have to think about the answer. Two struggles popped into my mind. It wasn't the laundry or the cooking. The lack of space and limited toys didn't enter [...]