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Young Man Builds Stunning School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 /Off-grid living.

He traded an older vehicle for the bus, and used mostly reclaimed wood to build DIY storage spaces and a bed frame; and the countertop is made from a goat teeter totter.

Most of the decor has been thrifted and specifically chosen to match the era of the bus, which is a 1959 Ford B600 Warden Master. Pretty intense name for a school bus isn't it?

I saw this bus on Craigslist, and I've always been a wheeler and dealer, and I knew it's something that I always wanted to try and I just said I've lived my life, so cautiously up to this point I got to do something that I think I'm gonna enjoy and uh I ended up just doing it. For me I wanted the highest quality bus possible with the lowest kind of impact on my wallet and by kind of reusing repurposed woods and basically stuff .I just found on the side of the road including getting the bus which actually traded for it. I've done everything here today for about $4,500.

Aaron has insulated the bus conversion for winter, and added a full solar power system for off-grid living. The skoolie's name is Dorf because a previous owner switched the "F" and the "D" in Ford on the front grill, and Aaron's dog is an Australian Cattle rescue pup named Chevy.

Aaron built this school bus conversion because he wanted to try something new, exciting, and off the beaten path, and so far he's been having a great time exploring British Columbia and meeting new people in the bus. He says he has to build 30 extra minutes into his schedule every time he takes the bus somewhere to account for all the time he spends chatting with people.

What I really like about this bus for kind of like my lifestyle it gives me that flexibility to Kind of go out and go kayaking and camping wherever I want, but it also really allowed me to Minimalize like my overhead cost I feel like I haven't lost any quality of life but at the same time I need to work a bit less, and I can pursue things that I want to pursue in life and Not have to kind of lose out on that.

You can follow Aaron and his bus adventures on Instagram here:

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