Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Learn more Got it

Father And Son Converted A School Bus Into A Tiny Mobile House

Published 2 years ago

Sometimes, when life gives you an old bus, you make a mobile bus house. And being Patrick Schmidt, you take this wheeled house on a trip from California to Florida. He found a used 1990 school bus (previously owned by a church) and bought it for $4,500. Schmidt, with some help from this dad, then put $9,000 into converting it into a mobile home.

“My plans are to stay in Florida until March, then most likely find my way back slowly to Vegas, and up to Seattle to live again for a while,” Schmidt, who sometimes goes by “Skoolielove”, told Metro UK. “Find some land to park on. That’s kind of the life I’ve imagined for myself. Ride around, travel, find temporary work, and see where to go from there.”

More info: skoolielove | | instagram

Read more

Patrick Schmidt wanted to live on the road, free to go anywhere a bus can go


So when he found a used blue school bus for $4,500, he bought it


Schmidt and his father spent 3 months and $9,000 converting the bus into a tiny home on wheels


“I decided to check out of the game and live in a school bus tiny home conversion”


On his 10,000 mile road-trip to Florida Shmidt visited 30 states, which brought his lifetime state count to 50


His mobile home is “off grid ready,” with solar power, converters, inverters, batteries etc


They’ve even installed a sink for food preparation, partial laundry, and crafts.


There’s even a shower and a tiny toilet!


Chill atmosphere was provided by LED lights.


“My dad’s idea for storage and putting an A/C in place. It’s been tremendously useful”


“That’s kind of the life I’ve imagined for myself”


“Ride around, travel, find temporary work, and see where to go from there”


Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

Got wisdom to pour?



adventure, DIY, full-page, journey, living on the road, motor home, motorhome, on the road, Patrick Schmidt, recreational vehicle, road living, RV, school bus, school bus conversion, unemployed
Like deMilked on Facebook
Want more milk?
Hit like for a daily artshake!
Don't show this - I already like Demilked