Last weekend, I spoke on the Tiny House Living Festival simply outdoors of Portland, Oregon, and I met lots of of like-minded individuals. I really like seeing how the Tiny House motion is flourishing! It’s inspiring and provides me hope. The world is altering and embracing new options. One new pal, Heidi Miller, actually stood out to me. She is new to the motion, as she just lately constructed and moved into her personal faculty bus conversion!
I used to be flabbergasted at what Heidi was capable of do with such a small area. After all, it’s solely 80 sq. ft! The bus (or “skoolie” as they’re referred to as) is so properly adorned. Her format is open and useful, and it actually seems like a house. You can inform that Heidi spent loads of time designing and re-designing her bus. Her decor decisions jogged my memory of my own Tiny House style, so in fact, I used to be smitten by the area.
Heidi needed a house of her personal, and not using a mortgage. With housing prices on the rise, a faculty bus conversion appeared like a superb various. So far she’s spent about $11,000 on her skoolie, together with $5,000 for the buy worth of the bus. Heidi does intend on putting in a bathe and a photo voltaic system sooner or later, so she has one other few thousand dollars to place into the challenge. Still, having a house this cute and practical for underneath $15,000 is a jaw-dropping accomplishment!
Skoolies are available all styles and sizes. Heidi selected a brief bus as a result of it’s simpler to drive and park. She additionally solely intends on dwelling within the area by herself or together with her boyfriend (who is also a #buslifer). One of probably the most memorable elements of Heidi’s faculty bus conversion is the teeny tiny wooden range, made out of an previous ammo can! It’s too lovable for phrases.
Key Features of Heidi’s School Bus Conversion:
After three and a half years of engaged on the construct, Heidi is driving her bus (which she named “Valerie) to Moab, Utah, the place she is going to spend the winter close to a few of her favourite National Parks.
Follow Heidi’s bus on Instagram @valeriebus
Heidi is a graphic designer and has designed pins and patches for the National Park Service. To buy her customized pins and pin maps, check out her website.