When we talked about skoolie conversion ideas last time, we mainly focused on those living many younger generations’ dream life — the digital nomads or corporate weekend road warriors. So, this time, we’re bringing you some ideas for school bus conversion for family of 4 or more.
@FindingUsBus’s Skoolie for Five
For families looking for skoolie conversion ideas, Finding Us Bus definitely has a lot to offer. This family of 5 turned a school bus into an off-grid home and has since been living their dream life — although they’re not traveling as of now.
The best takeaway from their school bus is how they custom built a lot of their furniture, especially the cabinets since many people find it hard to get their hands on cabinets that actually work in a school bus.
4 Kids + 2 Poodles in a Schoolbus from The Mayes Team
Love your kids, but also love your fur babies? The Mayes Team has done the impossible. They’ve converted a school bus into a kid-friendly, dog-friendly home!
Traveling with their 4 kids and 2 poodles, the young couple’s bus features a modern, bright interior. To save on space, they chose bunker beds for their kids and put them behind a separator from the master bedroom, while using the space under the master bed for storage.
This account also shares a lot of goodies on how to run a remote business while living the full-time skoolie life. So, if that’s something you’re interested in, definitely check out their website!
Family-Friendly Short Bus Conversion by @yongventurous
This family of 4 is full-time traveling in their school bus, and the username (YONG) is the initials of the 4 family members. Isn’t that cute?
This family bus may not have the fanciest interior, but that’s why it’s perfect for those just starting out with skoolie conversion and who want to take it easy. They used an open floor plan, which basically went along the two sides of the bus. Their furniture is simple but serves all necessary life purposes.
Off-Grid Solar Bus from @the.barefoot.bandits
Looking to turn your school bus into an off-grid home powered by solar? Follow Jacq Marines now! The Barefoot Bandit bus features a chic, Bohemian interior with a neutral tone. The walls are filled with playful illustrations and unique decors.
They have a lot of timelapse videos and reels showing you how the bus got put together, and it makes it way easier than trying to find articles and using pictures to guess how they did their conversion!
Jacq also runs a skoolie conversion business for those who’d rather just sit back and enjoy the fruit of a successful conversion. So check their website out if you need their help!
@backroadsorbust’s School Bus with Bunk Room
This is another full-time traveling family, and they’re traveling with a toddler. So, parents of the real little ones, listen up. Living in the school bus with a child under 4 is absolutely possible!
This fun, hippie, rustic school bus features a separate bunk room that actually provides plenty of space for both the kids and the adults. You’ll find a lot of overhead shots of the interior on their Instagram account, which helps viewers to put together their floorplan.
The Mobile Salon
This couple went a mile further and pulled their business into the school bus, while living with their 3 kids! Their school bus features a rustic interior, but what really got our attention was the kitchen. A full-size stove oven, tons of storage… this is nothing less than your regular kitchen in a small apartment!
The interior is also full of beautiful little surprises, so, we definitely recommend you to explore their account if you are converting a school bus for family of 4 or more!
Mega School Bus Conversion by The Evans Family
And finally, the big shot! The Evans Family converted a school bus for their family of EIGHT! Crazy? Well, the craziest part is their bus still looks roomy and comfy.
Pay close attention to the skoolie floor plan they use and how they combined furniture and storage. For example, all their seats serve as storage containers at the same time, and bunker beds for the kids are actually part of the hallway, hidden behind curtains.