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- Short Bus Conversion: How We Transformed a School Bus into a Cozy Home on Wheels

May 23, 2023

Short Bus Conversion: How We Transformed a School Bus into a Cozy Home on Wheels


The idea of converting a school bus into a cozy home on wheels has gained popularity in recent years. It is an affordable alternative to traditional living and provides the freedom to travel wherever you want.

Our Journey

Our journey began when we stumbled upon an old school bus that was going to be sold for scrap. We saw potential in it and decided to take on the challenge of converting it into a cozy home on wheels.

Step 1: Stripping the bus

The first step in the conversion process was to strip the bus of all its seats, flooring, and interior fittings. This gave us a blank canvas to work with.

Step 2: Insulation and wiring

The next step was to insulate the bus to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We used spray foam insulation for the walls and ceiling and installed a wood-burning stove to provide heat. We also installed a solar panel system for electricity and wired the bus for lighting and appliances.

Step 3: Design and Build

We spent months designing and building the interior of the bus. We wanted to make the most of the limited space, so we built a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area. We used recycled materials wherever possible, such as pallet wood for the furniture and corrugated metal for the ceiling.

Final Result

After six months of hard work, we finally had our cozy home on wheels. The bus was transformed into a comfortable living space that allowed us to travel wherever we wanted. We added personal touches, such as string lights and plants, to make it feel like home.


Converting a school bus into a cozy home on wheels is not for everyone, but it can be an affordable and fulfilling way of life for those who are willing to take on the challenge. With some creativity, hard work, and dedication, anyone can transform a bus into a comfortable home on wheels.


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