See how this young family made a stylish off grid home with their school bus conversion.
Just a few years ago Luke & Rachel had never even heard of the idea of living in a school bus. But after a friend brought up the subject the idea caught their imagination, and just two months later, they bought a school bus and dove right in.
The couple did the complete conversion themselves. Luke already worked in the trades and had 10 years welding experience, so that helped. But they still had to learn a lot of new skills, particularly when it came to solar panels and electrical work.
Luke & Rachels school bus conversion
Their bus is powered with a 900W solar panel setup, and 4 deep cycle batteries
Luke made use of his welding experience to raise the roof 20 extra inches
A lot of converted school buses tend of have low ceilings which can make the space feel cramped. The additional height in this conversion really makes it feel a lot more like a home than a bus.
Rachel previously worked as a baker and was keen on a large kitchen
The living area has a very open feel, with a large comfortable couch
Which converts to a double guest bed
With storage area underneath
The homely feeling gets tied together with this awesome wood burning fire
The bathroom and sleeping area are toward the back of the bus
The bathroom has a composting toilet
A shower and a tub
The split level bedroom setup sleeps their daughter below in a cot sized murphy style bed
While the couple sleep above
Luke, Rachel and their 2.5 year old daughter have been living in the converted school bus now for 1.5 years. Travelling the US.