15 Things To Know Before Building A Skoolie

Zac shares 15 things he and Tiffany wished they knew before building their Skoolie School Bus Conversion. Find them at Rolling Vistas. Subscribe to the Rolling Vistas YouTube Channel for updates. Image and video by Zac and Tiffany.

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Here’s the list… but listen to the whole video because there’s a lot of essential details in what Zac shares.

  1. You’ll feel overwhelmed.
  2. You’ll be nickel and dimed.
  3. You’ll watch countless hours of DIY videos on YouTube.
  4. The project will take longer than you imagine.
  5. Make choices for that work for you, not someone else. Trust yourself.
  6. You’ll spend too much time at the hardware store.
  7. Once you start on it, you’ll want to spend time working on the bus all the time.
  8. You’ll build incredible skills.
  9. You’ll become more self reliant.
  10. You’ll meet new people.
  11. You’ll overcome mental and physical obstacles.
  12. Enjoy the thrill of the build.
  13. You’ll learn a lot about yourself… and your partner.
  14. You’ll be proud of your work… no matter how good or bad it is.
  15. You’ll find yourself in a community of kind, intelligent, and fascinating people.

Best of Both – A Skoolie Tiny House Combo

Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen gets a tour of a Skoolie Tiny House. Instead of choosing one or the other Chris from Blackstone Builders in Georgia built a tiny house on the back of a school bus. For more videos from Deek subscribe to Relaxshacks on YouTube.

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Skoolie vs Tiny House

Should you go with a tiny house or converted school bus? Both are big projects. Both can feel like a home. One has it’s own motor, the other needs a large tow vehicle. Jenna Spesard visits with Roman and Annie and get the full tour and backstory of their very home-like skoolie. For more great videos like this subscribe to Tiny House Giant Journey on YouTube. To see more of this Skoolie – nicknamed Little Groundhog – on Instagram and YouTube. Video and Images by Tiny House Giant Journey.

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Roll With It Skoolie Update – Windows!

Scott and Kayley are converting a 40′ Bluebird school bus into the Skoolie Tiny Home that will take them on an Epic Road Trip! They plan to spend at least 72 hours in EVERY state starting August, including Alaska.

In July of 2015 Scott was in a nearly fatal motorcycle accident and was in a coma for 11 days – thanks to someone else’s illegal left turn. That experience was life changing.

Here’s what Scott said on the Roll With It Facebook Page.

I no longer want to waste a single day not doing what makes me happy. I refuse to put off my everyday happiness and worrying over future success and financial stability. I chose to be happy NOW. Throughout my recovery I started to consider all of the ‘things’ that make me happy…

I’ve always been fascinated by architecture and design. I worked on custom cabinetry and installation with my father–a master carpenter–when I was younger. I like making things, especially out of wood. I’ve been following the Tiny House Movement and am naturally intrigued by the idea of living small, and building small to facilitate that level of sustainability. And I LOVED the 6 months I spent living in a 31′ travel trailer!” – Scott

Scott and Kayley are posting regular update videos on the Roll With It YouTube Channel. So far they’ve gutted the school bus and will have a closed-in shell as soon as the window installation it complete.

They’ve never done this before and are including every bit of the reality including the pain and challenges. This is way better than reality TV.

If you’ve considered building a tiny house or bus conversion be sure to follow them on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.