We receive a lot of questions about our bus and why we’ve decided to live tiny, so we compiled a list of the most common ones. There’s a chance we might not have answered all your questions, so feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the list!
Where did you buy your bus?
We bought our bus off of Craigslist from a company that maintains school buses for Sarasota County, Florida. The bus had been a spare bus for one of the schools in the district.
What type of bus do you have?
Our bus is a 1995 International Bluebird 65 passenger with a 444e engine and Allison automatic transmission.
How much did your bus cost?
We paid $4700 for our bus
What did you look for in a bus?
This is a really tough question to answer. It is ultimately better answered by you. We can however give you some things to consider. See our blog post on this subject there is simply too much to discuss here
Why choose a skoolie over a tiny house on a trailer?
Skoolie vs. THOW
Skoolies tow themselves
You can buy a nice used school bus for less than the cost of a THOW. trailer.
You can register a Skoolie as an RV and get the insurance benefits.
Skoolies are much more mobile than a THOW
We are by no means trashing the THOW community (we love them!) the Skoolie just better fit our lifestyle and plans.
How long did it take to build your home?
We began our bus build in March of 2016 and moved into it in March of 2017.
How much did your build cost?
We originally budgeted $12-15k, but we ended up spending about $18k total.