2002 Bluebird TC2000 – Cummins 5.9 – Finished Skoolie

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Front showing high end fade/scratch resistant white roof paint with automotive clear coat and underbody storage

Multiple tables in living/dining area

Twin bunk beds, top bunk configured as a crib

Queen size bed with storage below

Composting toilet room with storage and skylight

Cubic mini wood burning stove

Seat belts on both bench seats

Full kitchen with butcher block counters

Full kitchen with lots of storage throughout the bus

Front showing LED lights, roof mounted solar, underbody gray tank, operable skylights, wood burning stove flue, water heater venting to outside
by Mark Whittock
Published: December 12, 2023 (2 months ago)

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Meet Penelope.

She has been our friend, home, and dream. She has taken us from the beaches of California through the mountains of the PNW to the deserts the prairies the south and to the Atlantic Ocean. She has been a happy home for us and our two amazing kids. She took 10 years of wishing, 18 months of building, and so much love. We are truly sad to be selling her but we never intended to live in her forever. As one dream comes to an end it is time for us to follow the next dream.

My husband and I have building knowledge and put it to use renovating our first home then building out Penelope with the help of our 4 year old. : )

We are asking for exactly what we put in it and are not interested in making a profit. Please read the full listing. We are looking for the perfect people to start their adventure and take care of Penelope. She is truly special and we have put so many details to make life comfortable, safe, and convenient. Buses in nature are most comfortable in outside temperatures of 78 degrees F or below. As her roof is covered in solar panels it is required to be under full sun to live with the conveniences of electricity but more on that later.

Here are her details:


  • 37.5’ 2002 Bluebird TC2000 front engine bus
  • 5.9 Cummins 24 valve Diesel engine with Allison AT3060 5 speed automatic transmission
  • Roughly 100 gallon fuel tank
  • Odometer reading: 187,000
  • All (6) tires are in great shape no cracks and have deep treads


  • Hitch with 2” receiver and bike rack
  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water (secondary shower)
  • (3) underbody storage boxes
  • (2) 20lb propane tanks plumbed into range and water heater, plus an additional 20lb backup tank (located in underbody storage)
  • (2) wifi security cameras
  • Rear facing camera
  • Super bright LED headlights, taillights and turn signals
  • LED front and rear flood lights


  • Cork flooring over 1” rigid insulation
  • Havelock wool insulation in walls and ceiling
  • Cedar tongue and groove ceiling
  • Shower with tiled floor and concrete walls and 3 niches (Schluter system for waterproofing)
  • Smoke/carbon dioxide/propane alarms
  • Seatbelts for 6 (including driver) through bolted to the bus frame with Grade 8 hardware
  • Bench seating with Lagun mount tables and storage
  • Cubic mini wood burning stove with wood storage area
  • Bluetooth Édifier bookshelf speakers
  • Full height kitchen pantry
  • Solid butcher block kitchen counter
  • 12v dimmable ceiling lighting
  • 12v reading lights in all bed areas
  • Numerous house outlets, some with USB ports
  • Solid core pocket doors with straps (keeps bedrooms quiet from living space)
  • (2) Nautilus retractable shower doors
  • Nature’s Head composting toilet
  • Chinese diesel heater under the queen bed
  • Tinted windows to cut glare, increase privacy and reduce harmful UV damage
  • Insulated blackout curtains on all windows
  • (3) skylights all with insulated covers, (2) are operable (above bed and above shower)
  • Twin size bunk beds with foot storage and 12v reading lights. Top bunk is configured to be a crib, but can be converted to regular bed by removing a couple of screws

If there was one thing about the bus to emphasize outside of comfort it is storage. She has tons of storage!


  • Shoe storage above steps
  • Above the driver
  • Under two couches
  • Caddy behind driver seat for kid’s to access when in their seat
  • Drawers in kitchen
  • Cabinet under stove
  • Cabinet under wood burning stove
  • Huge pantry drawers
  • Shelves that run in the living room, kitchen, and primary room
  • Cubbies in shower
  • Storage shelves and medicine cabinet in toilet room
  • Under the bottom bunk bed
  • Shelves and clothes rods across from bunk bed
  • Under primary bed (can use back emergency door to access or lift the queen bed)
  • Cabinet in primary room
  • Storage bins under bus with locks


  • 12v apartment size refrigerator
  • 24” 4 burner propane range with oven
  • Magic Chef washer/dryer combo
  • Dometic 12v roof mounted air conditioner
  • 12v Hike Camp 3 speed exhaust/intake fan


  • 1600 watts of solar
  • (3) 200ah LifeBlue LiOn batteries
  • Victron 3000 watt inverter
  • 30amp shore power inlet
  • Cyrix alternator charger with boost to jump the engine battery if needed
  • Victron Smart Solar

Safety features:

  • There are many emergency shutoff switches all located next to each other under the primary bed. If the electrical system is being accessed please disconnect or turn off all red switches, wait 15 minutes, then do what you want to do. We purchased our electrical kit from AM Solar and I wired myself. As any skoolie builder will tell you, when you first turn on a light in your skoolie, it’s pretty incredible.
  • Safety is very important to us. All electrical wiring is properly covered and grounded and away from little hands.
  • As there are stairs at the front door and we have small children we built a removable floating floor above the stairs. It’s pretty awesome and a great area for reading, people watching, and extra play space.
  • Straps safely secure bedroom doors when driving, fridge, and washer/dryer
  • Kitchen cabinets are childproofed, pantry is secured with slide bolt locks, and fridge has locking feature
  • Multiple detectors: propane under sink and next to water heater, co2 in bedroom and smoke alarm in kitchen
  • (2) fire extinguishers
  • Front door lock is a Gatemate stainless steel grade 316 bolt with 2 ½” throw


  • 100 gallon fresh water tank (inside)
  • 100 gallon gray water tank (under mounted)
  • Eccotemp i12 propane instant hot water heater with programmable heat setting (heats up in seconds to save water)
  • 12v ShurFlo water pump with accumulator tank
  • Pex plumbing with Sharkbite fittings
  • 3-stage Clearsource water filter with Virus Guard (3 separate filtration systems including Berkey)

Sale comes with:

  • (3) Avocado mattresses (1 queen and 2 twin)
  • Linens and pillows
  • Kitchen cookware
  • Tools for general maintenance
  • Extendable ladder
  • (4) bike rack
  • Berkey water filter
  • Fresh water hose
  • CAMCO dump hose and carrying bag
  • Extra fuses for 12 volt system
  • Snow Chains for Tires
  • Linen baskets for storage on shelves
  • Couch cushions
  • Fire wood
  • Extension cord and house adapter
  • Drying rack for dishes
  • Hook for kid’s swing or baby jumper
  • Hangers
  • Outdoor table
  • (3) outdoor collapsible chairs
  • (2) temperature sensors
  • Fan for wood burning stove
  • Dyson hand vacuum with charging cord
  • Broom (can sweep right out of the front doors)
  • Keys: ignition key, front door key, underbody storage key, water fill port key, bike rack key, bike lock key


  • Poynting roof antennae to Pepwave router (router can take up to 2 cell phone SIMs for internet service)
  • Wifi extender for a super strong connection both inside and outside the bus


  • Insured through State Farm as a full time registered RV.

Full disclosure:

We took Penelope in for a service by a licensed mechanic, and had a complete inspection done in end of November early December. Her tires and breaks are in excellent condition. A computer chip was out and was replaced. There was a small leak above the head gasket. We paid to have the top of the engine removed, leak repaired, head gasket tightened and she was put back together and running happy as ever. As stated earlier, safety is incredibly important to us and we want her to run for decades to come. We have all paperwork for complete transparency and comfort.

Just a side note, this bus has never been smoked in nor have there been any pets.

We look forward to meeting the best people/family to take Penelope on her next adventure.


Annette and Mark


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