The Skoolie Movement - Convert A Bus Into A Home
The Skoolie Movement is Thriving
Are You Thinking of a Conversion Project?
The Skoolie movement is in full-steam and the decision to convert a school bus is generated by an array of life issues that lead up to their decision. Everything from “I can’t afford a real home” to “I want to travel full time instead of mowing my lawn each week”. You’ll see retired couples, young families and solo females launching into the nomadic world in full force, taking on the conversion project all by themselves, and many have no skill or background in remodeling anything.
Probably the most common reason for anyone to take this step is because they are “burned out”, and that covers a lot of territory. Many are tired of the same old American lifestyle, go to school, get a job, get married, buy a home, raise a family and retire in the same home. However, now that we can work remotely, why do it in the same place each month? Why not spend 1 month in warmer weather, or in a cooler space close to water and nature? Thousands are doing it.
One example is a 23-year-old who quit her job to build out her own bus.
Another example is a couple living out their retirement in a converted bus.
One amazing story is how a solo female traveler started building her bus home when she lost a leg, but it didn’t stop her! She’s living her nomadic dream regardless of any obstacles.
Or another solo female living full time in her own bus.
Quigley’s is a skoolie friendly rv park. While most of the bus owners choose to boondock there are few that need to hookup once in a while and or would prefer to stay at a park, but not all RV parks are friendly to bus conversions.
What’s interesting is that many of the bus conversions are just as, if not better designed, than a new RV, and in today’s market they are rushing to build RV’s at such a fast pace that problems occur shortly after you buy one. So being fearful of a breakdown in an older bus does not differ from a fresh one.
More and more Americans are making the choice to live full time on the road, regardless of what your vehicle is. It seems like the new American Dream.
If you own a Skoolie and want to stay on the river in Norther California, book your site now.