Old Short School Bus Turned Into A Tiny House

There’s no denying how popular the adventure van trend has become – and it makes sense, as putting your home on wheels is one of the best ways to see more of the world. But while most folks turn to vehicle customizers and/or pre-built examples, some folks are a little more industrious. In fact, one couple (who go by the handle, WeTravelByBus) turned an old GMC Short Bus into one of the best adventure vans we’ve ever seen. Interestingly, while its owners hail from Berlin, this bus actually originated in Lee County, Florida – and, judging by their photos, it hasn’t stayed in once place for too long since. With the exception of a full-length roof rack, the exterior seems largely the same with a classic yellow and black paint job. The inside, however, is a different story – as the seats have been gutted and replaced with things like a kitchen counter, cabinet storage, a raised bed, and even a wood-burning custom-built stove. If you need a little inspiration to kick off your own DIY adventure van project, this might be just the ticket. Also there are other tiny houses made from buses we’ve told you about earlier: School Bus Tiny House by The Mayes Team and Big Green Bus.

School Bus Tiny House by The Mayes Team

The Mayes family has made their very own magic school bus, and the it puts Ms. Frizzle’s to shame. Compact but comfortable, this revamped and customized Thomas High Top–the same model usually used as a school bus–carries the Mayes family ’round and ’round as they travel the country. Instagramming their adventures as they roll, the Mayes family has put a new spin on #vanlife. They got their bus in March 2017, and got right to work on converting the inside into a home for kids and two adults. They downsized their life to fit in the 250 sq. foot space of their “skoolie,” but designed the interior around the bare necessities–a bathtub for the baby, a bedroom for Mom and Dad, individual beds, designed to function as places of privacy and alone time for each of the boxcar children. Natural light bathes the whited-out bus, which has a workspace for Dad, and a dinner table to eat together. The small surface space belies how much room the skoolie really has; secret compartments hold toys, electronics, and even a guitar. Though small, this bus is far from abstemious. Plenty of little luxuries make this bus a magical home for this adventurous family. Ad don’t forget to check this cool bus.