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What Is The Best School Bus For Conversion?

Converting school buses into tiny homes on wheels (commonly called ‘skoolies’) has become an incredibly popular trend in recent years. My boyfriend Aaron and I converted a 22-foot 2005 Ford E-450 van front bus and hit the road full-time in April of 2018. Since then, one of the most common questions we get from people …

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How can I get Internet if I Live in a Van?

Many people who live on the road (myself included) are able to do so by working remotely, which usually requires internet access on a fairly regular basis. There are several different ways to do this, depending on how fast you need the connection to be and where you spend the majority of your time. In …

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Best Campervan Composting Toilet? (Van Conversion FAQs)

When my partner Aaron and I were planning our bus conversion layout, we made a list of “must-haves” and a composting toilet was high on the list. At the time in late 2017, the only composting toilet that I regularly saw in campervan tour videos and read about online was the Nature’s Head. So, that’s …

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Do You Need a CDL to Drive a Skoolie? (Bus Conversion FAQs)

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the question of whether you need a CDL (commercial driver’s license) or special driver’s license to drive converted school bus RVs (what we affectionately call skoolies), made even murkier by the fact that the rules surrounding special license requirements vary state to state. Fortunately, I’ve done the research …

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Living in a Short Bus: 5 Full-Timers Tell All

Short bus conversions hit the sweet spot between tiny but agile vans and comfortable but unwieldy full-size buses. Of course, there are pros and cons to each type of vehicle, but in this article, I will share my experience living full-time in a short bus for over two years and we’ll hear from some other …

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How do you get Hot Water in a Campervan? (8 Best Options)

There are several different ways that you can get hot water in your campervan. These can be roughly organized into the categories of Propane, Electricity and Engine Heat, though there are various different methods using each heat source. Your decision should come down to the space available, your personal budget and also how much comfort …

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Where can I Find Free Campsites? (Anywhere in the U.S.)

Camping is a great way to enjoy time outdoors. But, paying for a campsite can be a drag. Thankfully, there are thousands of free campsites scattered around the United States, just waiting for you to come and spend the night. You can find free campsites on BLM, National Forest, National Park, and State Park land …

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How do People Make a Living on the Road?

When my boyfriend and I were first seriously considering making the leap to full-time skoolie travel in 2017, the biggest question mark in our minds involved how to make a living on the road. At the time, I was working at the front desk of a physical therapy office and Aaron was delivering pizzas for …

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Skoolie Floor Plans: 4 Steps to YOUR Perfect Design

Designing the layout of your school bus conversion is one of the most exciting parts of the process. While there are certainly common elements that nearly every skoolie includes, there are infinite ways in which to combine them, which allows you to flex your creative muscles! In this article, I will share how my boyfriend …

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