Our Skoolie Conversion

The Bunkroom

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Man oh man, its crazy to see that picture. I can remember that moment, thinking… “Holy shit the bunks are in… We are moving our family onto a bus!” We have 4 kids – 11, 9, 8, and 5 and 4 animals -1 dog, 1 cat, 1 hamster, 1 fish. We are a #bigfamilylivingtiny so we had to create as much space as we could in the 320sqft of bus. The bunk room is right after the kitchen section. We…

T-Minus 12 days till Skoolie Life begins!

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ex·haust·ed: drained of one’s physical or mental resources; very tired. I’ve written and rewritten this post four times now. Each time was to correct the timeline in which we are leaving. This time… this time I am blogging from my ½ completed skoolie desk and I am thrilled. We leave in 13 days and I am starting to get mixed feelings about it. I’ll write more about that in another post… cause right now I just can’t.   We were…

Our Skoolie Conversion | Ceiling Installation

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⅛” birch wood. One, go to hell! Haha! Two, I would not recommend this ceiling option unless you have the magical capacity of some of these others skoolie conversion types who made it happen. Good on ya! After struggling with this material and determining we could use it as a finished wall option instead, we decided to call around (well Shiang-ling did) and find the other recommended tongue and groove style wood that met our needs. Success! Not only did NC Lumber…

Getting Our Skoolie Conversion Ready To Build In

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If you haven’t noticed by now Johnny is the methodical, researcher type that takes his time building and knows when he has found a stopping point. On the other hand, I like to move fast and erratically through multiple projects at a time. If I get bored or overwhelmed with something I simply push it to the side, at whatever degree of completion (which Johnny thoroughly enjoys), and move onto another project and circle back … they all need to…

Removing heaters coolant redirected

Our Skoolie Conversion | Heaters Out Coolant Redirected

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Heaters Out Coolant Redirected We realized preparation was key today as we have been researching online about skoolie conversion, taking out the heaters and redirecting the coolant properly. So, we grabbed the listed items: bucket, rags and blanket, razor knife, and locking crescent wrench and headed for hazardous material (hazmat) cleanup on our future home! We have a rear engine (RE) Thomas Built Bus (Read More About Buzz Here) which means our source flow starts in the rear and goes…

Our Skoolie Conversion | Bus Seats and Floor Removal

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So, I came home and my amazingly proactive wife had managed to remove all the tie down bolts from the bus seats and casuallybrought up the idea of moving them out and over to the shed. “Sure!” I said, forgetting that the July heat in a summer North Carolina afternoon was in full effect. Whew what a pain in the ass! Although we definitely have it MUCH easier than so many others that are converting and things just don’t want…

Prepping our skoolie conversion site

Our Skoolie Conversion | 4 Ways To Prep Your Conversion Site

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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin The first thing that I wanted to do was get this Skoolie Conversion site established to make the work routine and process a bit easier for us. Initially, we chopped quite a few branches away from an area in the yard to not only allow the bus to fit but to also provide a shaded work area. Location – This location would provide not only the most accessibility…

Our Skoolie Conversion | We Got a Bus!

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HOLY POOP… We bought a school bus. WHAT!! The entire 3-day trip I was still in disbelief that we bought a freaking bus. “Skoolie Conversion” what’s that mess? Everyone is calling us crazy… and maybe we are? But I don’t care cause we bought a BUS and are taking the show on the road! Day 1. Tuesday, June 12th. | Hello Tulsa Oklahoma Can you believe that we’ve been together for 15 years and this was actually our (Johnny and…