Young Man Builds Stunning School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 – Debt Free Mobile Home



I I saw this bus on Craigslist and I've always been a Whelan dealer and I knew it's something that I always wanted to try and I just said I've lived my life so cautiously up to this point I got to do something that I think I'm gonna enjoy and I ended up just doing it for me I wanted the highest quality bus possible with the lowest kind of impact on my wallet and by kind of reusing repurposed woods and basically stuff I just found on the side of the road including getting the bus which actually traded for it I've done everything here today for about $4,500 all of my trims were repurposed pallet board that I found my slab countertops used to be a teeter-totter and a goat pen that I basically cut down and completely redone I have an old exit sign that I found and I used that as my medicine cabinet just basically like finding a use for things that otherwise people would just throw away transitioning to living in the bus full-time over the past three or four months I've really kind of been working on like minimalizing my lifestyle and slowly fitting my life into a space as small as this and in turn I think I've really learned a lot about myself this is my 1959 Bluebird be 600 school bus that I've converted into a fanny home this is my $40 Craigslist special swinging wicker chair it just barely fits in here but uh absolutely love it down here this is my wit's left countertops turned out really well really happy with it my whole kind of thing with this bus is I wanted the highest quality possible but on a shoestring budget so a lot of the things I've kind of done myself is this kind of my like my wardrobe down here I got everything that I need to kind of live when I want to eat this is my kind of dining area don't use it too much but it's kind of nice to have this is my my slat bed that I've made I made it completely out of reclaimed 2×4 it pulls out to a full size queen bed which is really nice because I'm not the tiniest guy in the world and it's pretty comfy here is just kind of a side table here eventually this would be kind of like the washroom I'm gonna have it toilet installed underneath this just flips up into a room divider and then the stuff will be here right now it is access storage because I'm still working on kind of minimalizing with junk I have this is my hundred dollar RV mechanic special stove it's runs on propane which is really nice I also use it as kind of my pantry for now and it's it's been awesome this is Mike my little fridge here it is just basically an old cou Letran cooler that's 55 watts so when i hook up solar it's gonna run exclusively off that works really well it was like 120 bucks so I'm pretty happy with that this is my kind of gonna be my dry goods area it's not quite stocked up yet but I wanted to go with kind of a cool leg little throwback so these are all just like vintage liquor liquor bottles and old mason jars yeah so the way I have my propane system working right now it's not a hundred percent but what I do I have a quick-release hole fact hoes back there basically I run it out to my cargo rack in the back where I have my propane tanks my jerry cans and kind of firewood and stuff like that just a really simple quick setup I didn't want to do anything too crazy with mounting tanks or anything like that just because the amount I used the stove it wasn't really worth putting that much time in especially during the supper summer months it gets so hot in here I find myself just eating a lot of like a lot of produce and and cooler things for now I'm just doing water jugs eventually I will be doing a full sink that's hooked up to an electric pump via my solar system for now a 2.5 gallon jug just works great so people call her the Dorf back in the day they had the Ford emblem in here and someone switched the F in the D and ever since then whenever I'm driving by people be like cause the door that's so cool yeah so that's kind of how the name came by this is the the deck that was put on this bad boy turns out to be really really useful put a couple lawn chairs in there have a beer probably one of my favorite features on the bus got a swing window basically just opens up everything really really nice mixes space feel a lot bigger and also really helps with air flow what I really like about this bus for kind of like my lifestyle it gives me that flexibility to kind of go out and go kayaking and camping wherever I want but it also really allowed me to minimalize like my overhead cost I feel like I haven't lost any quality of life but at the same time I need to work a bit less and I can pursue things that I want to pursue in life and not have to kind of lose out on that

35 Comments

  • Exploring Alternatives

    April 13, 2019

    Could you see yourself living in a school bus conversion like this full time?

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  • H D

    April 13, 2019

    It's Awesome! I love it. Best wishes.

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  • anna moore

    April 13, 2019

    he is so cute omg

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  • hamad abdeli

    April 13, 2019

    Very beautiful & cool … let's hope it will not Breakdown

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  • Addison Fiola :D

    April 13, 2019

    The floor creeks alot

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  • seth corbin

    April 13, 2019

    seems like a nice guy. this is "kinda" a cool way to live! "kinda" makes me want to convert a schoolbus with some kinda repurposed materials

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  • skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo

    April 13, 2019

    I would build a skoolie, but I’m not living in it full time. I would build a bus that can go at least 700 Horsepower but will not be converted into a home

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  • Mads B

    April 13, 2019

    Okay, I really want to do this

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  • Henry Xu

    April 13, 2019

    I would add a bathroom and shower, but other than that, great job!

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  • Don Sullivan

    April 13, 2019

    Of all the van and bus conversions I seen yours is by far the way coolest. Your's looks like a home with antique wood. I would like to se you do more busses.

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  • Our travelingzoo

    April 13, 2019

    Adorable and full of character

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  • Karl Kempe

    April 13, 2019

    Incredible

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  • StraitJacket187

    April 13, 2019

    wow just a minute into your video, already love your bus and what you did to it, I've been watching videos about doing this, giving me good ideas. thanks.

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  • Christal Brown

    April 13, 2019

    I love it! Finally a cool bus build with a budget that’s realistic for me!

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  • Linda Lai

    April 13, 2019

    How long will these buses last; how many miles on the engine???

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  • Lisa Scales

    April 13, 2019

    Wow really awesome

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  • XMattingly

    April 13, 2019

    Now do winter living in that bus ?❄️?

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  • 7808y

    April 13, 2019

    I mean, living in a bus , where a bunch of other buses park and live is not exactly living on the opposite of safe lol

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  • Samad Rezakhany

    April 13, 2019

    Dude this is cool and all but shit like this makes living in "tiny homes" or motor vehicles cool and sexy and makes them the standard which they shouldn't be, living in a bus or a car isn't cool, its being homeless lol

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  • Ronda L

    April 13, 2019

    This is amazing I love great job it's amazing! Blessings Love and Peace

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  • Liberty Lost

    April 13, 2019

    Why does he say he isn’t fully moved in and he is still learning what he needs to do to downsize. But he won’t do the things that will show him if it can be done. Such as a sink and plumbing system and a toilet. It is nice looking but hardly livable.

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  • Elke Summer

    April 13, 2019

    How can you replace the motor of a 1959 vehicle? Wasn't that over $4000 itself??

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  • UKNow273

    April 13, 2019

    How do you shower/use the bathroom?

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  • Oilerua Aiarag

    April 13, 2019

    Motor sp cs

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  • Jack O'Dell

    April 13, 2019

    So RAD! What a great job broham!

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  • MYB Misa

    April 13, 2019

    I love it i love shelving instead of cabinets wow as i write u mentioned 1959 Thats the year i was born
    Great job!!! Wonderful!!!
    ☮️?❤️

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  • Randy Godfrey

    April 13, 2019

    What engine and transmission is in your bus?

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  • Michelle Grooms

    April 13, 2019

    I love what you have done? Your a amazingly awesome person?

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  • Butchzzilla

    April 13, 2019

    That bus is THE perfect size.

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  • peer dous

    April 13, 2019

    marvelous !

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  • jean-michel laflamme

    April 13, 2019

    J'essaye juste de crisser pk ta dog est toujours en laisse. Alors que dans une maison ou mobile, il ne devrait pas.
    Je suis un supporter qui veut abolir ce genre de chose comme certaines autres personnes dans le monde.
    J'ai mon opinion… Sinon, super vidéo! ??

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  • Rodney Sizemore

    April 13, 2019

    I like your home very much. Now sell it to me and build another. What is your heat source. I would put in a mini wood burner for northern climates.

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  • SWAHILI.Sumbua

    April 13, 2019

    Nice

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  • Eka Widodo

    April 13, 2019

    if only he spares a lil space for a reaaal bathroom ? the layout is awesome ?

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  • Gloria Sheppard

    April 13, 2019

    He has an old soul.????

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