10 Best Skoolie Bathroom Ideas

We went out to find some of the best skoolie bathroom ideas out there! When we were building our skoolie bathroom, we went through numerous skoolie bathroom layouts. We thought about…

Should we do separate skoolie shower and toilet rooms? Should we do them together?

Should we have a separate bathroom sink or will we be fine brushing our teeth in the same space where we do dishes? Is it worth the space? Where will I get ready?

Let’s go through some of the different ways to plan for your skoolie bathroom.

Tips for Designing A Skoolie Bathroom

When thinking about your bathroom, you have to make sure you have your skoolie floor plan layed out. Think about if it’s just you, you and your spouse, or your whole family with children. This will help you think about your skoolie bathroom and your bathroom routines within your family. All in all, you have to make your skoolie conversion bathroom work for you and your family.

Separate or Combined Shower & Toilet Room

If you’re living in your skoolie with your whole family, then you might want to separate your toilet and shower. That way, someone can be showering in the morning while another person brushes their teeth. If it’s just you and one other person, it may be better for you to combine your shower and your bathroom. This way, it’s in one centralized location and there are only two of you who need to use the bathroom, not three, four, or five at a time.

Bathroom Sink

Another thing to think about when building your skoolie bathroom is if you want or need a bathroom sink or if you just want to use your kitchen sink for everything. If you want a bathroom sink, you might want to consider putting all the plumbing on one side of your skoolie, so your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower is all on one side. This makes plumbing your skoolie a lot easier than running water lines through your flooring.

Bathroom Door

I have seen numerous skoolie bathroom doors from sliding barn doors to regular wood doors to shower curtains to self cleaning shower doors. I love school bus conversions because they are all so unique and you can really build what you need for your own unique lifestyle! There are so many different options to include in your skoolie and I just love seeing what people create!

With that being said, a door for your skoolie bathroom really depends on your floor plan, lifestyle, and how much room you have to work with, and what would be best for you and your family. A self cleaning shower door might be best for a lot of people, that way you don’t have to worry about mold and mildew growth as the built-in squeegee removes all the water before the door opens. However, a shower curtain might be best if you are looking for a budget friendly option to have some privacy in your skoolie conversion bathroom!


Skoolie bathroom dimensions are based on the layout of your skoolie and if you do a separate shower and toilet area or a combined bathroom area. Based on a center aisle skoolie layout, the dimensions of a separate toilet area can be 24″ wide and 32″ deep. If you combine your shower and bathroom area, you should double the width to fit your shower in.

How Much Does a Skoolie Bathroom Cost?

The cost of your skoolie conversion bathroom is based on what toilet you go with, if you do a shower or bathtub, and what materials you use to finish the bathroom. For example, a nature’s head composting toilet costs about $1,000 while a DIY composting toilet can be made for about $50. Subway tile is a lot cheaper than a pretty ceramic tile for finishing your skoolie shower. You can find shower heads for about $50 or spend upwards to $275. You can make your skoolie bathroom area as simple or as elegant as it fits your lifestyle. The cost of a skoolie bathroom ranges between $550-$2,000.

There’s so many questions and things to think about when building out your skoolie bathroom.. but it’s ultimately what you want and how you want to live your life in the skoolie!

We hope these skoolie bathrooms give you all the inspiration you need to finally nail down your skoolie bathroom design!

Comment below what type of skoolie bathroom layout you would go with!

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10 Best Skoolie Bathroom Ideas

Industrial Skoolie Bathroom

We love how the shower head in this skoolie bathroom.  We love how this shower head exposes the plumbing which gives it a modern vintage feel to it. Check out this vintage skoolie shower head here on Amazon. Bonus points, you don’t have to pay for the shower head AND the shower knobs with this shower system, which can really add up when paying for it separately!

The Quaint Skoolie Bathroom

These guys have a 40ft school bus, much bigger than ours. We love how they were able to incorporate a vanity and bathtub into their skoolie bathroom conversion. You don’t see this combo often in skoolie bathrooms!

The Classic Skoolie Bathtub

Ahh the horse trough as the bathtub in this skoolie conversion. We love the idea of this one! Chris & I were even thinking about doing this, but unfortunately, couldn’t give up enough room to have a bathtub, so we stayed put with our shower. The aesthetics in this school bus bathroom though are on point.

The Skoolie Bathroom with the Vanity

The shiplap really catches our eye in this school bus conversion bathroom. Adding the greenery makes it feel very homey. And ahh, a nice vanity to get ready at! Chris & I decided to go with just one sink in the kitchen to save room since we have a mid size bus. But I’m liking these vibes in this skoolie bus bathroom!

The White Skoolie Bathroom

There’s plenty of skoolie storage in this school bus bathroom and everything looks like it’s built in, which makes it look very clean and cohesive. We love the subway and decorative tile!

Skoolie Livin Bathroom

It’s our skoolie bathroom! We went with separate toilet and shower rooms and are so happy we did! We were able to build this nook with a shelf inside our skoolie toilet room to store the garbage can, extra garbage bags, toilet paper, spray bottles, and extra miscellaneous bathroom items! We don’t know where else we would have been able to put all this stuff!

The Eclectic School Bus Conversion Bathroom

This eclectic school bus bathroom has a bathtub and their own DIY composting toilet. Could you DIY your toilet? Chris & I had to buy ours, we wouldn’t last otherwise!

The Cozy Bus Bathroom

There is a ton of room in this bathroom. This skoolie bathroom comes from a family of 5, so it’s smart they did a toilet and shower room separately from each other. One person can be getting ready while somebody else is taking a shower.

We are eyeing up that cute macrame plant hanger! Check it out here on Amazon.

The Creative Cabin School Bus Bathroom

The Nature’s Head toilet seems to be the most popular skoolie toilet out there for bus conversions. We love ours! We love the fact that we don’t have to worry about emptying a black tank every week. If you are thinking about getting a composting toilet, you can find the Nature’s Head toilet here on Amazon.

We also can’t help but that notice that beautiful hand painted window, how crafty!

The Skoolie Wine Barrel Shower

How creative is this skoolie shower! This wine barrel shower gives this school bus bathroom a rustic feel that we are loving. What are some other creative skoolie shower ideas you have?

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