Bus Conversion Tiny House Tour | Off Grid Solar School Bus Home

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  • Published on:  Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • This is our perfectly imperfect tiny house tour. We bought a retired school bus and converted it into a rustic cabin on wheels ourselves.

    5 years ago we saw a couple on YouTube traveling full time while making money on the road. We were taken by that lifestyle and wanted it for ourselves, so we started making decisions that would hopefully help to one day make that dream a reality.

    That's when the skoolie came in. We found videos of people converting school buses into tiny houses. School buses were solid vehicles that were fantastic platforms to build on and were also CHEAP, relatively speaking. For just a couple thousand dollars you could have the foundation for a custom build that your dreams were made of, so that's what we did.

    After two years of converting, we ended up with our custom built tiny house on wheels. It's rough around the edges, in some cases literally, but it's ours. It works, and it allows us to travel full time.

    All together, we estimate our final costs were ~$23k. We could have done it MUCH cheaper, but we didn't know what we were doing so we made some costly mistakes. Still, our 23k custom built tiny house is MUCH less expensive than new and many used RVs or campers out there, and it has everything we want and nothing we don't.

    We drive our Subaru Outback behind the bus. This travel setup helps us go where we want, when we want, and to stay for essentially as long as we want.

    *****Direct Links to Products We Mentioned in the Tour Video:

    Goal Zero 1400 Battery
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CRQX9KW/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.1TZPTXLR6ALP9&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_rollingvistas_lv_dp_vv_d

    Goal Zero Yeti 400 Battery
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVDG9BS/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.1TZPTXLR6ALP9&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_rollingvistas_lv_dp_vv_d

    Goal Zero 150 Battery
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CWBABRM/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.1TZPTXLR6ALP9&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_rollingvistas_lv_dp_vv_d

    Renogy 100 Watt Roof Solar Panels
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY02BOA/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.1TZPTXLR6ALP9&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_rollingvistas_lv_dp_vv_d

    Goal Zero 100 Watt Monocrystalline Brief Case Solar Panel
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y3TC113/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.1TZPTXLR6ALP9&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_rollingvistas_lv_dp_vv_d

    Dometic 50 QT Electric Cooler Fridge
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MLT6QW/?ref=idea_lv_dp_

    Maxx Fan (a must-have for a van build or skoolie conversion!)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJUUNMY/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&tag=aiponsite-20&linkCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.1TZPTXLR6ALP9

    Zinus Memory Foam Mattress
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q7EPPDA/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&tag=aiponsite-20&linkCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.1TZPTXLR6ALP9

    Origo Marine Alcohol Stove
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QSZT52/?ref=idea_lv_dp_

    Cubic Mini Wood Burning Stove
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XC6P52N/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&tag=aiponsite-20&linkCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.1TZPTXLR6ALP9

    Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet (We love this thing!)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006TZ0O88/?ref=idea_lv_dp_

    Water Pump
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZ8ATYY/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&tag=aiponsite-20&linkCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.1TZPTXLR6ALP9

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    Blog and Photos: http://www.rollingvistas.com

    Zac's Photography: http://www.zachenderson.com

    Tiff's Graphic Design: http://www.kudzumonster.net

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    Instagram @Rolling_Vistas

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