Oops, we did it again- it’s time for another school bus conversion

yellow short bus sitting in parking lot with trees in background

We’ve been keeping a secret… and the cat’s finally out of the bag! Yep. We did it. We bought another bus. We’re tackling this crazy conversion adventure for a second time!

When we started this skoolie journey almost two years ago, we had no idea what we were going to be getting ourselves into. We had no clue how difficult the conversion was going to be, if we were going to enjoy doing the work, or even if we were going to like traveling in a converted bus once it was all done. After all, we were going from a 30 foot travel trailer with all the bells and whistles to a 12 foot self-converted short bus!

Spoiler alert. We loved it! The skoolie lifestyle was everything we didn’t even know we were missing.

It was the empowerment of being self-sufficient and off-grid.

It was the freedom of going where we wanted, when we wanted.

It was not having a timeline to keep or reservations to make.

It was having everything we needed with us all the time, in our tiny home on wheels.

About three months ago my husband and I started talking seriously about purchasing another bus to convert. Now don’t get me wrong, we LOVE our current bus! But we knew there were some tweaks that we could do on our next build that would be absolutely perfect for our needs. Hint: we are going to be adding one MAJOR feature that our current bus is lacking!

After a couple months of pretty consistent searching, we found our dream bus. We decided that one window length bigger would be the perfect size for us long-term. A quick 1,500 mile drive to Mississippi later, and it was ours! We were brand new owners of a five window 2010 Chevy Duramax 3500.

yellow short bus with passanger door open sitting in parking lot with bare trees in the background

We are beyond excited to start another build. It’s only been a few weeks since we brought the new bus home, and we are already itching to dive right in (darn you, snowy Buffalo weather). We can’t wait to show you all the customized ideas we have in store! I hope you join us on this next adventure, and share in the joys (and frustrations!) of making our newest little home away from home, on wheels.

interior of short bus looking at rows of grey seats

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