This double decker RV conversion shows how one man took a 1992, 90 seater bus and transformed it into a beautiful home.
Ron Onrust purchased this Neoplan ‘Skyliner’ double decker bus in 2011 for €15,000.
He used 3D design software Sketchup to create the entire bus and floor plan design on his computer
As you can see Ron was very meticulous in his planning. Ron works as an IT journalist but he studied as a construction engineer in school. So presumably he learned skills for planning and construction in school that helped with this build.
Despite that, he attributes most of the knowledge and help he got to reading online forums. And reading about the experiences from people who did these kind of conversions before him.
He spent 4 years converting the bus, and estimates he spent around 20 hours every week working on it.
After stripping the interior, he started on the biggest most important jobs. Electrical power and the 600L water storage tank.
Upstairs is where you’ll find the master bedroom, with a large storage area under the bed
The spacious bathroom with the shower over a real bath (this is when the 600L holding tank comes in handy)
And bunk bed sleeping area for the kids
Downstairs is used for the dining area, seating area and kitchen
One of my favorite features of this conversion is the little relaxation and reading nook at the front of the bus on the upper level. Check out the full tour video below to take a look
To get a full rundown of the 20 step build process, check out the original build video below
If you’re interested in building out a double decker RV conversion like this yourself, Ron advices you to set a budget.
Everybody’s circumstances will be different, and a conversion could cost anywhere from $10,000 to $250,0000 or more depending on what you want. For more advice from Ron, check out his website here.