« Impressive vintage bus conversion »


A lively couple, Erika and Clint, have converted a vintage bus into a tiny home. Five years ago, they purchased a 1977 California Crown Bus.

With the curve of each wall and the roof, it was a real challenge to convert it. This contributed to a conversion process longer than expected – a total of 18 months.

« Yeah, that’s what nobody tells you when you’re building a skoolie for yourself: that it takes three times, four times as long as you think. Because I’m very ambitious with such things.

But I had never owned a tool in my life before we decided to convert a school bus and cut off the roof and raise it and so on.

And we were fortunate that the skoolie community has many YouTube videos explaining how to do it. »

Their curvy, 36-foot-long vintage bus conversion is beautifully designed with high-quality interior design. That’s Erika’s profession. During the planning phase, she opted for a vibrant, colorful palette.

Like a rainbow, but not too bright. Another main goal was to make the layout airy, bright, and cozy. As she will tell you, it’s a really tough task to create an open feeling in a tiny home.

Erika and Clint didn’t change much at the front of the bus to maintain functionality and classic bus charm. Then, they created an exceptionally functional space in the kitchen with unique material usage.

The countertop is made of character-rich reclaimed wood, with a flip-up leaf that creates a U-shaped workspace. Additionally, they opted for a LEGO backsplash.

It consists of 3,400 pieces sourced from various vendors across the country. They did this both for the look and because it’s lightweight and easy to clean.

Their living room features impressive bookshelves built around two windows. A large sofa provides comfortable seating.

Of course, it has hidden storage underneath. They use ottomans for additional seating. These have a reversible tabletop to serve as side tables when needed.

Between the living room and the bedroom is a fully functional bathroom with a spacious closet. It’s a wonderfully chic and practical room.

They tiled the entire shower, including the back wall with the vanity. Interestingly, the vanity is made of PVC.

It comes in planks or sheets, similar to plywood. This makes the entire cabinet waterproof. Additionally, one of the soft-closing drawers contains a hidden outlet.

Check out the tour to see more of this impressive vintage bus conversion!

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