Loft on wheels. Tiny Home. Skoolie.


There are a lot of different names for converting a school bus into a RV. But it all starts with a big yellow school bus. Mine is a 1991 Ward / International with 180,000 miles that was in service until June 2016 at a Colorado school district.

The stats:
  • International diesel DT466B Engine

  • Allison MT643 transmission

  • Air brakes

  • Electric driveline retarder for steep braking assistance

  • Automatic tire chains

  • Winter tread tires

  • Originally held 65 passengers

  • Bus length is approximately 35 feet

  • Bus height is approximately 10'6"

The Conversion:

I'll log the conversion process in the blog, but keep a chronological list of the posts here for easy reference later.


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