Skoolies - I am so jealous

What a treasure trove of ideas to steal.

Some absolutely gorgeous units.


  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,411 admin

    @RustBeltCowgirl what an excellent idea. If one lives in warm climate without frost, that could replace a house, or summer house for colder climates, or a camper wan!

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2021

    I have relatives that do that for a living and have for years. Way back, you got buses or free, now they cost $$$.

    My dad helped strip one out one time and he had to weld something. It been long enough I don't remember what.

    Yes, you can really do some fun unique things with buses

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    My neighbours have an old school bus that they have camperized and made into a double decker. They cut a hole in the roof of the bus. Then they took an old van and cut the bottom out of it so that only the upper part of the body remained. This got welded onto the opening in the roof of the school bus.

    I will see if I can get pics today.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are so beautiful and I love the idea! Does anybody think I could fit my family of seven in one?

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Michelle D They had one with bunk beds built in.

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love their title.. 'Insteading' lol

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are several folks here in Alaska who have turned them into tiny homes. I couldn't do that. Can't get enough insulation in it to keep me warm at -25 or -30 even though they put little wood stoves in there.

  • ltwickey
    ltwickey Posts: 369 ✭✭✭

    I have been considering using one for underground weather shelter. If I can get one for the right price, I plan to bury it underground after clearing out the interior and reinforcing the windows.... But have to find one first!!!

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭

    @RustBeltCowgirl Thanks for posting! We have been looking at RVs and I haven't seen anything I like as much the renovated buses! Wish I could do all that myself! lol

    COWLOVINGIRL Posts: 954 ✭✭✭✭

    This makes me want to live on a bus! It would be different but fun.