Our *Almost* converted Skoolie is up for sale.
We spent the better part of a year converting this well-maintained mid-size bus into a chic, comfortable home on wheels!
The 29 foot bus was originally from South Dakota and used and owned by a fleet transport company who maintained the bus very well. It is an Allison Transmission.
All U-Joints replaced, carrier bearing replaced, brand new fuel tank installed, new entry way stairs welded in. Full tune up – Including oil change with less than 10 miles, two new batteries, new brake lights. Mechanically in great condition. All mechanic work completed by certified mechanics.
The bus had minimal rust when we pulled up the floors and has been sealed with multiple rustoleum coats before the insulation, framing, and final flooring were put in place.
The roof is coated in a tan Henry’s tropi-cool silicone coating (remaining five gallon coating included) and ceiling/walls insulated with all natural Havelock Wool. The ceiling is Pine tongue-and-groove boards. The bus has been painted but could some touch ups.
There is a bed frame on hinges that will fit both a queen or full size mattresses, with a large water tank underneath that is pex-piped to the faucet and sink. Sink drainage set up to a portable reservoir. Built in shelving that can be converted into drawer space or clothing bins, hanging clothes closet, pantry with sliding soft-close drawers, and kitchen area with 2 burner propane range built-in are next up on the drivers side. (Set up to be installed to a portable propane tank, but a permanent under carriage tank could be installed.)
On the other side, a wood-stove hearth with a ‘Tiny Wood Stove’ (included w/bus installation kit but not installed), solar generator storage, under-mount refrigerator/freezer with teak countertop, and a 3-way pull out/lift up couch frame lines the other side of the bus.
420 watts of solar power is bolted on the roof as well as a maxxfan for circulation.
The bus is wired for full household circuits but is not fully complete. We have been using an all-in-one solar generator to power the various appliances including the fan, water pump, and various lighting
Work that may be needed to complete depending on desires: (AKA Make it your own!)
- Bathroom – Composting toilet installation, shower preferences
- cabinet and drawer fronts (included but not installed)
- finishing electrical: walls wired to outlets but not hooked up
- trim work in the front cab area
- any aesthetic finishings desired
The bus is successfully registered and currently insured as an RV in the state of Washington and we have many videos and additional photos of the build process. While not fully complete or perfect, this has been a fun build that could use the perfect owners to complete the final parts and have a place to store, enjoy, and road-trip this lovely bus.