The “Skoolie” Trend in Bus Conversion America

The “Skoolie” Trend in Bus Conversion America

Mobile adventurers are putting their spin on an antiquated version of the American dream; they’re opting to live by way of school bus. This “skoolie” trend lifestyle is making its rounds through America, with couples and families purchasing used buses and converting them into tiny homes.

The tiny home aficionados over at Midwest Wanderers may have topped any decked-out school bus we’ve seen up to this point. Purchased for the pocket change sum of $4,000, the couple transformed an old school bus into a mini utopia, equipping it with a four-burner stove, skylights, and two beds.

Another couple from Arkansas transformed their 2001 Thomas HDX school bus into a solar-powered dream. They remodeled their bus with a composting toilet and 24-volt solar panels for eco-friendly measure. After decking out their mobile paradise, they hit the road on a cross-country tour. Their journey lead them to the dusty trails of Yellowstone, through New Mexico, Colorado, and into the warm and rocky landscape of Arizona.

But school bus living isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, according to the people over at The FrugalRVer. The couple was thwarted by hefty campground fees, eventually paying $700 per month to squat, in addition to the insurance costs for converting their big rig. Most people end up paying $20,000-$30,000 to convert old clunkers into the mobile homes of their dreams. For many, the decision is life altering and well worth the investment, and for others it remains a half-attempted pipe dream.

Living in a school bus full-time might be a bit of a stretch for you, but maybe a road trip isn’t out of the question. Cheap, sturdy, and powerful, these big rigs make for perfect camper homes, and Las Vegas Bus Sales invites you to explore some of their picks.

See a School Bus Become a Food Truck

See a School Bus Become a Food Truck

A Netherlands based company, appropriately named the Food Truck Company, has devoted itself to repurposing used vehicles for up-and-coming food truck companies. The process of turning a public transport vehicle into a roving kitchen is no small undertaking, and now thanks to a video the company recently posted on their YouTube page, we can watch the whole process from start to finish. This particular bus was converted for the Dutch food truck company Felix.
 
Food trucks have become hot items on the streets of many American Cities in recent years, offering their patrons fresh and flexible food options at a moment’s notice. Virtually none of these vehicles start out as food trucks. Rather, companies such as the Food Truck Company do complete overhauls of existing transit buses, plumbing them for water and gas and outfitting them with all the equipment they’ll need to prepare food on the go.
 
Food trucks are an exciting new business prospect for many entrepreneurs, and now we’re finally able to see first-hand how a bus becomes a food truck.
 
Check it out for yourself!
 

 

Interested in starting your very own food truck company? We have a number of cost-effective used options on our lot that are great candidates for conversions. Take a look around our inventory page and see what catches your eye.

 
Want to learn more about any of the vehicles available at Northwest Bus Sales? Give us a call today for more information.