Full tour of an epic DIY skoolie conversion! Jacob & Tessa from The Free to Wander Bus (https://www.instagram.com/thefreetowanderbus/) built this tiny school bus mobile home using mostly reclaimed and second hand materials. They completed the project, (including the cost of the conversion, the bus, new tires, and mechanical repairs to get it road worthy) for under $12,000 CAD!
Their goal is to travel from Coast to Coast in their school bus home, and so far they drove from Quebec to BC in it last summer, and this summer they’ll be touring the East Coast and spending time exploring in Newfoundland.
If you want to follow their adventures, you can check them out on Instagram here:
The bus has a cozy seating area, a dining area with stools under the counter, a spacious kitchen with lots of counter space, storage over the wheel wells, 2 large closets, and a double bed in the back.
They have a 12-volt pump for their sink, a wood stove for heat, and they use public bathrooms/campgrounds for toilets and showers.
Tessa also has a handmade goods shop, and a second hand clothing shop that you can follow here:
The couple bought their bus from Micro Bird in Drummondville. Their website is here if you’re looking for a used school bus:
If you’re interested in their mini wood stove, it’s made by Cubic Mini in Montreal:
Last but not least, if you’re interested in the stainless steel water containers from Life Without Plastic, you can get them here:
Thanks for watching!
Mat & Danielle
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Jacob and Tessa from The Free to Wander Bus