Category: Converting School Buses

What Do You Need to Know About School Bus Conversions (Skoolies)?

Converting a used school bus

Once a school bus is taken off the road, it doesn’t mean that it’s no longer useful. There are plenty of uses for retired school buses. Nowadays, school buses are being renovated into mobile homes and restaurants. When a bus is given a creative new purpose, it is referred to as a “skoolie”.  When people… Read more »

6 Tips for Converting a Used School Bus for Use as a Home or RV.

School Bus Conversions

Today, tiny houses are all the rage. If you’re looking into building a tiny house or your own RV, a used bus might be a good starting point.  Used school buses have been safely turned into custom homes that you can take on the road with your friends and family. School buses are a creative… Read more »

School Bus Turned Pirate Ship Hits The Seas of Pittsburgh

I’ve seen school buses turned into all manner of things ranging from cabins to produce shops, but until now I never thought I would ever see a school bus converted into a ship. Ok, the pirate ship may not be quite seaworthy, but Pirate Adventures of Pittsburgh has turned their former school bus into the… Read more »

Is Living In a Converted School Bus Right For You?

Who hasn’t dreamed of packing up their belongings and letting the open road lead them someplace new? The only problem is inevitably you have to worry about where to eat, clean yourself, and sleep. A converted school bus allows you to start your adventure without any of those worries. Converted school buses combine the freedom… Read more »

Documentary Chronicles Transformation From School Bus to Hostel

American school buses may just be the most versatile vehicle around. Sure, most buses spend their lifespan transporting students to and from school each day, but some buses go on to live another life after they are retired from standard use. This short documentary shares the tale of one such bus, which served a school… Read more »

Five Converted Buses Anyone Would Love To Live In

Every year, countless buses are retired from usage in schools. Many of those buses are sent for disposal or sit unused in lots for year upon year. For some of the buses however, there is a second life as the home for a family willing to break from the mold and turn the old bus… Read more »

Couple Turns Their Skoolie Into Incredible Cozy Home

Jeremy and Mira Thompson initially purchased their mini school bus with a dream of hitting the road and living a more adventurous and nomadic lifestyle in a simple skoolie. After a few years though, the couple realized it was time to settle down. “We wanted more time to see family, travel, and live in the… Read more »

Canadian Couple Find Their Perfect Vacation Home In a Skoolie

How long would you guess it takes to turn a 36 passenger school bus into a comfortable vacation home? A month? Several months? How about 10 days? That is how long it took Marco Khalil and Caroline West from Canada to entirely renovate their 1979 GMC / BlueBird school bus into a lovely skoolie capable… Read more »

Houston Man Converts School Bus Into Popular Food Truck

Losing your job can be an incredibly trying time, but some see it as an opportunity to follow their dreams. Adrian de la Cerda found himself out of a job after working for a non-profit organization for 10 years, but before he left he asked about a school bus with a turbo diesel engine sitting… Read more »

The Bouldering Bus Brings a Climbing Wall To Students

I have seen school buses converted into homes, traveling party vehicles, work places, art studio, and gardens, but Colorado Mountain Club may take the prize for most creative use of an old school bus with their Bouldering Bus. The bus was gifted to the club in November by Women’s Wilderness Institute, who in turn had… Read more »