Architect-Converted 2009 GMC Short Skoolie | Fully Off-Grid

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Published: November 6, 2021 (2 years ago)



Hi all! Ever wanted to live or travel in a school bus?
We are selling our tiny home on wheels.

Fully equipped and ready for off-grid living and an adventurous work/travel lifestyle!

This short school bus was designed and converted by my partner and I, an Australian architect practicing in NYC. It’s a tiny home for one or two adventurous digital nomads and was custom designed and built for efficient and stylish off-grid living. We have been traveling and working in this skoolie for the last 6 months (see the adventure here: @just_the_two_of_bus). We’re moving back to Australia and that is the only reason we are selling our home.

The bus runs perfectly and was in use as a school bus in NYC as recently as the end of 2020, so it passed all Department of Transportation inspections. Since then, we have maintained it rigorously. It’s a tiny home with all the amenities of a big house.


2009 GMC Savana G3500
6.0L Vortec V8 engine
180,000 miles
6’2” interior ceiling height
No known mechanical issues (full list of mechanical work will be provided)
Passenger seat (with seatbelt) professionally installed beside the driver seat.
Dimensions: 24’ L x 8’ W x 6’2” Internal ceiling height x 10′ exterior height

FULL SOLAR SET UP (all purchased new 2021) includes:
1 x 390W solar panel mounted to roof
1 x 200AH AGM battery
1000W PSW Inverter by Renogy
40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller by Rich Solar
Battery monitor by AiLi
Windy Nation wiring and Blue Sea Systems Fuses

12V ELECTRICAL SET UP (runs on solar power) includes:
1 x 4.6 cu ft. fridge by Truck Fridge
1 x Shurflo Accumulator Tank
1 x 12V Shurflo Water pump
1 x GFCI AC power outlet
Dimmable LED strip lights, remote control
1 x 6200K Maxxair ceiling fan (exhaust and intake)
1 x exhaust fan within compost toilet compartment
1 x propane gas and carbon monoxide detector
Wireless internet system

CUSTOM CABINETRY AND STORAGE – made from sealed grade-A birch & Baltic birch plywood includes:
5’10”-long kitchen unit with black formica countertop, under-counter storage
Separate interior bathroom with compost toilet, full-length mirror, storage
Full-height pantry with ample storage
6’2” long sofa (that can sleep a third person) with under-seat storage cubbies and custom upholstered cushions made from high-grade Camira textile
Additional storage cubby and bookshelf
Shoe storage compartment
Magnet locks on all cabinets to ensure secure travel
Full-size 5” thick mattress with additional foam topper
Large under-bed “back of house” storage compartment

1 x 46-gallon freshwater tank
1 x 4-gallon grey water tank under sink
Water filtration system by Aquasana (2-stage under-sink)
Matte black sink, faucet & built-in soap dispenser
Cold water only plumbed to interior faucet (instant hot water system available for outdoor shower)
Insty Connect wireless internet system, consisting of dual-sim modem, roof-mounted antenna, data cable, and router.
Rigid foam insulation under floors and at walls
Forbo flooring – heavy duty flooring that is durable and easy to clean
Outdoor instant hot water shower
Removable shower curtain system for privacy
Spring-loaded black-out blinds on each window
Fire extinguisher, warning triangles
1 x 8’x6’ SmittyBilt awning mounted to side of the bus
External spigot for outdoor water access
Deadbolt lock fitted on back door
New front brake pads and rotors installed in August 2021
Minimal superficial rust on exterior paint.

Portable 2-burner propane cooktop from REI
5lb Ignik refillable propane tank with growler case from REI
20lb propane tank for shower
2-person inflatable kayak from Intex
Drone by Potensic
Felt baskets for storage
Bamboo dinnerware for 2 ppl
Plastic storage tubs
1 x foldable table
2 x camp chairs
2-person Coleman tent, sleep bags and mats, lantern, cooking kit
Slime 12V Dual Raft Pump/Tire Inflator
2 x USB-chargeable fans
All kitchen tools & equipment (if desired)
For more pictures, feel free to check out our Instagram: @just_the_two_of_bus

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