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How do you Insulate a School Bus Conversion? (Skoolie FAQs)

Insulation is one of the most important aspects of any school bus conversion build. There are many different types of insulation that can be used to insulate a skoolie and there are pros and cons associated with each of them. To quickly answer the question – “How do you insulate a school bus conversion?” There …

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Paved to Pines: Bus Conversion Company Spotlight

Paved to Pines is a small company based in Canada specializing in converting buses and vans, big or small, into recreational vehicles. What started out as a dream between two friends has, today, turned into a thriving business building the buses of peoples’ dreams. Paved to Pines creates custom conversions that allow anybody wishing to …

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How Much Does It Cost To Convert A Shuttle Bus? (5 Real Life Examples)

When you are thinking about moving into a van full time, it can be highly confusing and overwhelming to choose which van or bus to choose. However, a great solution to the problem is a shuttle bus, but the costs involved with converting something so big can feel overwhelming. On average, it will cost between …

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Cheap School Bus Conversion (4 Buslifers Share Money Saving Tips)

Are you looking for a cheap school bus conversion or ways to save big bucks on your current skoolie build? While converting a school bus is generally much cheaper than converting a van or purchasing a manufactured RV, the costs can still add up. You can certainly spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a …

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How Much Solar Does a Skoolie Need? (5 Buslifers Share Specs)

Building a skoolie solar system is often the most intimidating part of the entire conversion process since it’s complex, requires some specialized knowledge (and math, oof), and is potentially dangerous if you make a mistake. One of the most important aspects of the process is figuring out how many solar panels and batteries to install.  …

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How Big Are Skoolie Bathrooms? (7 Buslifers Share Specs)

Most skoolies have only between about 100 and 200 square feet of total interior space, so it can be difficult to decide how much room to set aside for your skoolie bathroom. While there’s no right or wrong answer to how big a skoolie bathroom should be, I have rounded up some information and insights …

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How Many MPG Does a Skoolie Get? (Bus Life FAQs)

A Skoolie generally won’t have the greatest fuel mileage in the world, but then again, neither do similarly sized manufactured RVs. It’s kind of to be expected when you drive a vehicle that is about as aerodynamic as a loaf of bread. However, as we always tell people, a skoolie’s fuel economy is not great …

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What To Know Before Building a Skoolie? (4 Full-Timers Share All)

Converting a school bus into a tiny home on wheels is, without a doubt, a huge job. It requires you to wear many hats: demolition crew, engineer, construction worker, interior designer, plumber, electrician, painter, problem solver – the list goes on. Fortunately, there are many resources available now to help you through the process. In …

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