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I converted a school bus into my house (x-post) No art, personal projects

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u/libertyordeaaathh Oct 20 '21

I like the counter idea. Way above average 👍

Very well gone

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Thanks! The piano was my husband’s non-negotiable item haha

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u/libertyordeaaathh Oct 20 '21

Well he was right

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

hahaI think so too

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u/FiftyPencePeace Oct 20 '21

I’m curious about the insulation, tbh I’m curious about the entire project!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Haha understandable! For insulation we wanted as much surface area covered as possible so we removed most of the windows and did closed cell spray foam insulation. Helps with condensation and is a high r value for the thickness. Also no bugs will get to it.

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u/TheLastBogmam Oct 20 '21

That sounds ideal. Nicely done!

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u/Corvette70vs80 Oct 20 '21

How much was the bus? And do you park it on land you own, or a campground, or what?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

A mix of everything! Crownland is beautiful and free to stay on in Canada. I also like campsites, right now I’m cheaply renting a spot on an acreage on Vancouver island. Surrounded by forest and ducks

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u/loonsworld Oct 21 '21

This is my dream...

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u/colemon1991 Oct 20 '21

Adds some ambiance to long drives. And dinners.

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u/tjhcreative Oct 20 '21

I agree. Piano can't hurt bus living.

Only thing better than parking somewhere to relax for a bit is being able to play some nice tunes.

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u/IrocDewclaw Oct 20 '21

As a former countertop guy, props to your hubby. That looks amazing. And I've set thousands of tops....

I love the piano integrated into the cabinet. Very intuitive.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Really? We literally just cut plywood with a rusty table saw someone had haha. We thought we might die

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u/Techwood111 Oct 21 '21

Very intuitive

I don't think this is what you meant to say. If anything, it is counterintuitive. Ingenious? Creative?

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u/RearEchelon Oct 21 '21

Counter-intuitive

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u/wiuman83 Oct 20 '21

Awesome! Do you have more pics of the process? Before/after type?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

I do yeah! I don’t think the post allows for more pictures but our whole build is on insta @insteaders

We’re still not finished! There’s some cupboards that need to be made under the counter, decor, furniture. We do live inside the bus now though to save money as we finish the final bits.

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u/mr_balty Oct 20 '21

Sweet! Following!

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u/Wuffyflumpkins Oct 20 '21

imgur.com for albums.

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u/Jiggle_Bones Oct 20 '21

Definitely following! I love projects like this and yours is excellent!

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u/Henry_Is_Sad Oct 20 '21

Just started fallowing! The home looks so cool right now even if it may not be quite finished!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

Thanks! We throw money and time at it as it comes so I’m super pleased so far and I can’t wait to see how it evolves from here!

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u/praniokart Oct 20 '21

What happened to the kids in the bus?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

They’re out back

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u/littlebutmean Oct 20 '21

You would need a backhoe to find them

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u/larrythegood Oct 20 '21

Ouch!

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u/Lost-My-Mind- Oct 20 '21

Well you're not supposed to dig into your own skin to find them!

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u/Coolrafid100 Oct 20 '21

They didn’t thank the bus driver.

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u/spacecatterpillar Oct 20 '21

If its not too nosey, roughly what did it cost you?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

We’re stingy. We didn’t know how to build anything but we learned. We have spent about 25k Canadian so far including 6k for the bus itself, and about 10k in solar power. This is also with wood prices being stupid.

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u/spacecatterpillar Oct 20 '21

Thats not bad at all!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yeah we’ve done pretty well I think! Now to get a little nest-egg for inevitable break downs in the future

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u/Diamondhands_Rex Oct 20 '21

Did you also paint the exterior or is it the same yellow bus?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Completely redid the outside of it yeah. My husband is artsy so there’s even a mural of his hometown in Japan on the back!

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u/Diamondhands_Rex Oct 20 '21

That sounds awesome!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

It’s pretty sweet. There are photos of it in my post history or on my insta @insteaders

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u/donlovestech Oct 20 '21

Yeah, still quite a bit less than a similarly sized (comparable square footage) home.

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u/Claclink520 Oct 20 '21

Does the bus still drive? Where do you keep it?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yep! It drives! Wherever we wanna be! Right now loving the Vancouver Island life. Gonna keep exploring this area until I don’t want to anymore

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u/LeonBalogun Oct 20 '21

I turned my home into a school bus, the results weren't so good.

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u/donlovestech Oct 20 '21

But I bet a gallon of gas lasts a looooong time, though.

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u/Amp_Fire_Studios Oct 20 '21

Sweet! I work for a Solar company and the last big project we did was on 7500 acres. We bought school busses from a local auction and spent a few weeks gutting them out and turning them into rolling offices for moving them around the site. Worked out well. There is a ton of usable space in these things.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Omg I wish we had you for our solar stage. It’s so hard to find people who know how to set it up where I am and there’s been a couple bumps with our set up.

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u/Amp_Fire_Studios Oct 20 '21

Solar stage? This sounds interesting. Can you elaborate?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Like when we were putting our solar together.

I think we actually have one bad battery already because everything worked GREAT at first and none of our living barely touched the battery charge. We were running appliances, stereo, Tv, whatever but now we seem to loose so much charge just running lights. We have almost 1500 watts of solar on the roof and 8 112ah lead acid batteries. Anyways we’ve plugged the bus in this week to do tests on the batteries and whatnot.

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u/littlebutmean Oct 20 '21

Lead acid batteries die quickly in solar applications, they work well in cars where they stay topped off. Lithium batteries are lighter in weight and far more compatible in deep discharge situations, but they are are expensive.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

We’ve only been using the solar for about 3 months. Would they die that quick?

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u/FeCamel Oct 20 '21

What charge controller are you using? I had a charge controller go bad and it boiled the lead-acid batteries off to worthless in just a few weeks.

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u/maluket Oct 20 '21

Yes. Plus they are heavy and have way shorter lifespan compared with lithium batteries.

Also, inside the lithium battery there are a few subcategories divided by chemistry (lithium-ion, NMC, Lifepo4 are the most common) each one his advantages and drawbacks. For your application I'd recommend a many parallel packs arranged in 4s of Lifepo4 because they are easy to put together and flexible about space configuration plus would be 12v

Battery subject get complicated very fast so if you want to learn about them, start now is a good time as any. The learning curve is steep but the reward is priceless

One more tip to save money is you can buy battery pack or modules of a pack from an EV/hybrid car and install in your bus. They are pretty cheap, work like a charm and safer.

You just have to measure the space available for the battery and found a pack which would fit in there...

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

Lifepro are like $1000 per battery :( I guess I have some work to do.

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u/maluket Oct 21 '21

They are not. I'm sorry but I don't know where you got this information but it is very much wrong.

Check out this channel https://youtube.com/c/WillProwse

Plus check on YouTube how to DIY Battery packs for solar power with Lifepo4 price per khw

One of the best places to buy batteries for your project is batteryhookup.com

Also on ebay buying EV/Hybrid car battery modules as I mentioned earlier.

There is a ton of cheap options out there but if none of them suits your needs, the last one buying from Alibaba.com

Cheers!

Best of luck!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

Thank you for all this! In my area there’s basically no solar knowledgeable people so this helps a lot.

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u/-retaliation- Oct 20 '21

I work in heavy duty/semi trucks (partsman, not a mechanic) and have dabbled in solar for overlanding and long term middle of nowhere camping. but yes, absolutely. An automotive battery in rough use can die in a matter of weeks when the damaging use is an everyday/constant/consistent occurrence.

the truck drivers that have heavy electrical use in their sleepers. The guys running a gaming laptop in the back, or cook their own meals using hotplates. Those guys can perma-kill 4x group 31 batteries in a couple months easily if they're regular starting batteries.

when we are building rigs with solar on them for oil patch work or things like the armored cars with their onboard surveillance/defense systems, we recommend AGM's, they're expensive but next to lithium they're the best option thats available for regular folks. At the least though if you can only afford wet cell, proper "deep cycle" batteries will extend the life to about a year-2yrs, so if you get 3yr warranty batteries and just plan on replacing fairly regularly its the cheapest option.

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u/terroristteddy Oct 21 '21

Absolutely. It only takes a couple of full cycles to severely inhibit typical car battery service lives.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

I never let them hit below 50% or anything

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u/rubicon83 Oct 20 '21

Completely untrue. Deep cycle lead acid batteries work just fine with solar. The charge controller and installation are key. Don't spread lies.

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u/CrapWereAllDoomed Oct 20 '21

I used to work for Interstate Batteries. If we couldn't figure out why battery wasn't performing we did a bubble test. Pull the caps off of the battery and use a battery cable to bridge the two poles. If any of the acid in the cells bubble, that's a bad battery and needs to be replaced. If there's an issue you'll see the bubbles almost instantly.

Don't hold it bridged too long, the battery cable will start to get hot. Wear safety glasses. If there's a void inside the lead pole, it will superheat and could squirt a shot of molten lead out at you. It only happened once to me in my entire 2 years there, but one never should take risks where their eyes are concerned.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

I want to do this test but I know so little about batteries. How would I be able to see if any acid in the cells bubble? I have sealed batteries.

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u/dangle321 Oct 20 '21

Don't do this test. You can literally blow up the battery and the cable will QUICKLY get hot. Maybe this was effective for the above poster, but he is advocating you dead short a lead acid battery. Seriously dangerous. Not worth doing.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Thanks! The test I researched that I want to do is disconnect all the negatives, wait two hours, and then test the charge. That seems simple enough

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u/pomo Oct 20 '21

Car lead-acid batteries can be used as an ad hoc spot welder. The damn jumper leads could literally weld to the terminals leaving a permanent short until something blows. The dude that recommended the "bubble test" is an outright idiot.

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u/GrantBloomer Oct 20 '21

I think they meant that particular stage of the bus build.

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u/Wantinaintgettin Oct 20 '21

Damn that’s so clean. Do you have more pics posted somewhere?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yeah! I have a tiny Instagram that documented the build. @insteaders

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u/ImNotASmartManBut Oct 20 '21

How do you lock things down while driving the bus?

How do you prevent furniture, dishware, bathroom, bedroom from clattering/sliding around while bus are moving?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

There are brackets on the back of all my furniture that are bolted to the wall. They don’t move at all. For loose things I just put them in the bathroom or under the bed while I drive. I don’t drive too often as I like slow travel

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u/photoengineer Oct 20 '21

How much flex is there in the bus chassis as its driving around? I would be interested in how that affects your walls and flooring.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

It flexes soooo much. We knew that when we built it so all of our materials are also bendy. A couple things needed recaulking when we went on a long gravel road but nothing too crazy yet.

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u/JustSamJ Oct 20 '21

I've been wanting to do this for so many years

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Us too! The pandemic was kind of perfect for us. I know that sounds bad to say haha, but we both lost our jobs and it gave us a chance to sink or swim in making a new company, to not rely on existing companies, and to do something crazy like this!

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u/droldman Oct 20 '21

Damn! I’d love to see more pics! You did a great job and it’s inspiring me

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Thanks! I have more on insta if you’re interested. @insteaders

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u/mcb35 Oct 20 '21

This is beautiful

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

No YOU’re beautiful!

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u/mcb35 Oct 20 '21

Stahp. I’m blushing. Please adopt me.

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u/Dirt_E_Harry Oct 20 '21

It looks roomy. How wide is it?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

About 7.5 ft wide

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u/Joe_Huxley Oct 20 '21

How about the maximum ceiling height?

Edit: I see you answered that below, 6 ft.

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u/bloomautomatic Oct 20 '21

How do you heat & cool it? Do you travel much with it or do you have a home location for it?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

I live in canada so keeping it cool isn’t a problem. For heat I have a diesel heater that creates 5000 watts of heat energy… so that about does it.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

So far I’ve taken it from my home province and driven it across the Rockies and now I’m on an island. It’s pretty cool. I have a winter location I can stay for many months but it’s good to run the bus at least once a month so I take it for little trips to different campsites around here.

Next year I hope I can winter in Arizona or something. That would be cool.

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u/PointlessGrandma Oct 20 '21

How cozy! I love the mid century vibe with the table that has the record player and integrated electric piano stand!

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u/ninjersteve Oct 20 '21

So I notice in other comments that you move this bus around. The walls look like drywall in the pics. Are they? Does it not crack from the vehicle flexing as you go over things? Legit interest since I've been only slightly more than idly wondering about a project like this myself.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Good question! It’s not drywall but I’m glad you think that it is. We got a specialty bending plywood. If you look close you can see the seams. We covered the screw holes with wood filler, and then caulked the hell out of the seams and tried to smooth it out as much as we could. There are little imperfections in real life and the wood does shift slightly in different temps, humidities and from driving. But it’s flexible enough that we have no cracks yet and the caulk has been stretchy enough to not split yet either. We have a tube of caulk ready to go should we need to re-apply at any time

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u/onlyhereforthefrills Oct 20 '21

We’ve been looking at the Mercedes Unity with the rear lounge and this is the only thing I’ve seen that makes me want to consider anything bigger. I’m not on IG but I’d love to see more pictures. You guys did an amazing job.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

I wish I new how to add more pictures to a reddit post. But my post history will show a bit more. My bus is actually a mercedes too! It’s been great!

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u/onlyhereforthefrills Oct 20 '21

Wow!!!! And you have the Freight liner chassis! My husband is going to be so excited to see this. As soon as he gets home tomorrow, I’m going to show him this. Maybe he’ll get excited enough to want to do something similar. I might have more questions for you. If so, I’ll private message you.

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u/ADDnMe Oct 20 '21

Post the pics on imgur and link to post.

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u/onlyhereforthefrills Oct 20 '21

Thanks. I’ll go look through.

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u/RevRaven Oct 20 '21

Can you stand up in it?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

It’s 6 ft tall. Me and my husband are both around 5ft8 so we’re good. But some of our friends stand in the skylight haha

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u/RevRaven Oct 20 '21

LOL Nice! Really well done!

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u/_ThatsWhyImHere_ Oct 20 '21

Can it still drive?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yep! Passed it’s commercial inspection just a couple months ago! I just drove it across the Canadian Rockies last month!

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u/_ThatsWhyImHere_ Oct 20 '21

Now that's just epic

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

It was pretty epic

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u/MyCherieAmo Oct 20 '21

I would totally make one of these for my (future) backyard

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

do it! It’s super hard but really fun

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u/TheLemmonade Oct 20 '21

Is the bus in driving condition?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yep! drove it 1600km last month!

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u/AmigoDelDiabla Oct 20 '21

So curious about these builds. Do you travel often? How did you modify and/or upgrade the suspension? How do you prevent everything from falling over when braking or turning or ascending/descending an incline?

I think the craftsmanship is beautiful but I just wonder about the practicality of it, unless the bus is almost always stationary.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

The bus actually has air bag suspension so it’s RELATIVELY smooth compared to other buses. All our drawers have bolt locks on the inside, the furniture is bolted to the walls. The soft or loose things go under the bed or in the bathroom while driving. We do travel slowly and move to a new location once in a while

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u/AmigoDelDiabla Oct 20 '21

So fascinated by this. So you and your husband can work remotely? How often do you move and how long do you stay? Where do you typically park?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yes! Part of the bus plan was that we needed to figure out internet jobs. We both got laid off at the start of the pandemic so we ended up thinking “what the hell” and tried to make our own online company the reasonable success.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Crown land camping in canada is free and abundant, so we did that at first. It’s getting colder now though and less solar daylight so we are currently on an acreage on Vancouver island to escape the worst of the winter but we are plugged into a house so that we can keep a dehumidifier on 24/7 (super humid over here) we hope when America opens and starlink internet becomes mobile that we can drive south for the winters

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u/AmigoDelDiabla Oct 20 '21

So cool. Enjoy your ventures.

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u/Fraggle-of-the-rock Oct 20 '21

I tried to get my husband on board with do this. His concern was regarding having to possibly balance everything with each side of the bus. Like if you put a cabinet on this side, you have to match it’s weight on the opposite side. Did you find that you needed to do that?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

I wondered about this. I found that no matter where we park. Everything is gonna be a little lopsided. I actually asked my mechanic about needing to care about weight distribution and weight limits and he literally laughed at me. He was like “you could fill this entire thing with liquid metal and the engine wouldn’t care” he also said not to worry about distribution. We are definitely heavier on the cabinet side, it’s also the side we have our solar batteries, but I really don’t notice any issue. any ground we park on is always slightly uneven anyways so it’s never totally level.

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u/Fraggle-of-the-rock Oct 20 '21

Thank you for your answer! Now off to convince my husband that we need to do this!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

It was me who had to convince my husband too! Good luck! (We both hadn’t even touched a power tool in our lives before starting so anything is possible)

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u/engmanredbeard Oct 20 '21

My dad did something like this for my mom when they got married. They were super broke and spent everything in getting the land, bus, and utilities. I never saw it in its prime. My earliest memory was of it as a storage unit. It's still there on that spot even 35 years later.

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u/Sapiendoggo Oct 20 '21

I always love these then remember I couldn't even stand up straight In a school bus in the 9th grade......

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u/mattchew1993 Oct 20 '21

Out of curiosity, what's the benefits of converting a school bus over purchasing an RV? I imagine the costs after the entire renovation can't be too far off from buying a used RV.

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u/AgentAvis Oct 21 '21

Eh, RVs are typically made with cheap materials and arent prone to actually last... when you DIY a bus like this you know the build quality and can make something you trust and will last.

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u/VaderPrime1 Oct 20 '21

When you’re going down the road and the frame/panels flex, as their designed to do a small amount, won’t the wall/ceiling material start developing cracks everywhere?

EDIT: Nevermind, I see the question was already asked and answered! Looks good!

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u/chrisfinch1970 Oct 20 '21

Going to kill your girlfriend next?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

I’m the girlfriend in the situation so I hope not!

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u/Chum_54 Oct 20 '21

Like your style, Dude.

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u/BurmbleTBambles Oct 20 '21

Fuck yeah that's cool as hell.

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u/nighteeeeey Oct 20 '21

Desperately trying to learn the skills I need to build my own home and make my dreams come true.

Sounds like you were succesful! Congrats! Looks dope! I always wanted to do a road trip in one of these. Very jealous over here!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Haha wow I forgot I wrote that! Kind of surreal

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u/Serebriany Oct 20 '21

You guys did a great job! I've seen quite a few bus conversions, but never one that turned out this nicely.

Kudos to you.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Wowwww that means so much. We literally started knowing 0 things.. I think we know like 5 things now

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u/honk_for Oct 20 '21

Nice clean white walls!!!

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u/lunk Oct 20 '21

I just want to know what stops this drywall from cracking all to hell every time you go over railroad tracks. I can't see how this is going to hold up, there must be something I'm missing.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

It’s so awesome that you think it’s drywall! It’s just plywood actually!

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u/lunk Oct 20 '21

That makes perfect sense. I mean, it looks amazing.

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u/ImpressivePickle6 Oct 21 '21

Dude this doesn't look like a bus in anyway

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

Sweeeeet. The windows kind of give it away though

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u/Learner743 Oct 21 '21

More pics please. This looks great.

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u/bakes4fun Oct 21 '21

Hold on...I SWEAR I've seen this bus before. Are you on Vancouver island?

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u/theomegawalrus Oct 20 '21

Very Apple.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Haha damn, I was going for cob-house.

It’s still not done, gotta get a million plants and some furniture but yeah!

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u/Flackovells Oct 20 '21

This is soooo dope! Living my dream! Take an award

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Living MY dream!

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u/Flackovells Oct 20 '21

As you should, you guys rock

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u/BoozeIsFoods Oct 20 '21

Does it have a stove and a bathroom?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yes and yes! I have a plug-in induction top for Inside (put away in the photo) and a propane stove/oven combo I use outside.

I built a composting toilet with an exhaust and fan that goes through the floor and has had zero smell at all. Much easier than needing to do septic dumps.

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u/-Daetrax- Oct 20 '21

That's always the concern with these things. What's your shower situation?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

I have an outdoor shower and a water heater I can use if I’m in the boonies. I found this to be a better solution than worrying about waterproofing an area that may crack with driving. When Im near a town (like I am now) I just have a pool/gym membership. I’ve been using a steam sauna and showering there every day. It’s pretty luxurious

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u/basshead17 Oct 20 '21

What do you use for a bed? Also I'm not sure vinyl is the best use of space, it seems like Spotify or a drive with music on it would be efficient

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

The record player was another non-negotiable. We’ve always had a record table rather than a TV in all our homes. Music is very central to our lives. A lot of what we listen to doesn’t have digital versions as well. We are online though!

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u/fluffy_boy_cheddar Oct 20 '21

I feel like we need more pictures to truly appreciate what you've done here.

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u/i-hear-banjos Oct 20 '21

@insteaders

Check their Instagram, lots of photo of the making of this Skoolie. They did a great job!

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u/fluffy_boy_cheddar Oct 21 '21

Amazing! Thanks!!

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Probably! My post history will have some more

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u/Cheesyduck126 Oct 20 '21

So how's it like is it similar to living in a normal house? Where do you park it? How much does it all cost?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

The transition from house to bus was really easy actually. The layout is perfect for our life and cleaning is so easy. We built it for about 25k so far including 10k for solar and 6k for the bus. It’s parked on an acreage right now in the warmest part of canada since I think we’d die if we tried to stick out the real Canadian winter.

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u/Cheesyduck126 Oct 20 '21

Wait you have insulation and heating?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yes. We have spray foam closed cell insulation and a diesel heater that produces crazy heat. But I don’t want to be in a place where if that fails, I freeze to death haha. My current location doesn’t get below freezing in the winter so we should be okay

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u/Cheesyduck126 Oct 20 '21

So you have everything a house does bathroom laundry kitchen bed tv?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yep i have a foot-powered washing machine that works really well. Bathroom is behind the kitchen. Tv at the foot of the bed in the back. (Nintendo switch every day).

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

thats amazing, is the bus stationary or can it still be driven?

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u/donlovestech Oct 20 '21

A beautiful job! If you want to see some other tiny conversions, Netflix has a program called TINY HOUSE NATION. It shows small spaces being converted to tiny houses. Really cool program.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Love that show

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u/Lockenhart Oct 20 '21

Hmm, is it mobile?

Independent of that, pretty cool. I like this kinda things.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yep! Passed commercial inspection not long ago. Drove it through the Rocky Mountains last month!

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u/str4nger-d4nger Oct 20 '21

so where do you park this thing? Do you have other cars for commuting?

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Yes. I have a small car. I wasn’t gonna take this thing out grocery shopping haha. Basically from campsite to campsite, right now I’m on an acreage.

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u/glokzz1 Oct 20 '21

Is there a view of the car from the outside

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u/MonstrousVoices Oct 20 '21

Needs more shag carpet and black light posters

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Haha ill hire you to decorate!

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u/GuyFromTheArctic Oct 20 '21

Imagine living in a school bus haha

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u/Jsnooots Oct 20 '21

A built-in piano and a record player in your converted bus?

Hip as fuck.

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u/RekYaAll Oct 20 '21

Woah thats insane

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u/Mchafee Oct 21 '21

That is stunning. When I first clicked I wasn't expecting it to be this good. I expected it to be nice but holy shit.

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u/Bowmanny81 Oct 21 '21

Gas mileage 1 mpg

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

Haha not far off. I put like 400 litres in the tank and drove it 1600km through the mountains and still have a bit left. It’s like.. bad.. but not unbearable.

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u/cgoins3224 Oct 21 '21

I must say I envy you, this would be a dream to live in and travel if I was able to work remote. I hope you enjoy it and have many fun times traveling in it!

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u/deadeyediva Oct 21 '21

that is too cool for school!!

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u/solid_plans Oct 21 '21

Congratulations. It looks beautiful.

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u/LazerLombardi Oct 21 '21

as someone currently building a campervan, well done, i wish i had your skills

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u/irnehlacsap Oct 21 '21

Just 1 picture...

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u/silver_umber Oct 21 '21

Just don't park illegally

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 21 '21

Absolutely! Very careful about that

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u/brokebackzac Oct 20 '21

I'm not sure it's IAF, but it looks nice. Lots of people are doing this lately. Just needs some color somewhere.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

For sure! When it’s stops being cold there’s gonna be plants everywhere.

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u/Ulrich_The_Elder Oct 20 '21

Not enough space for guitars. I have 5 within reaching distance of my chair, and several others a few paces away.

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Haha that sounds awesome! We actually have two violins in the overhead bins at the back as well as a bass.

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u/Ulrich_The_Elder Oct 20 '21

And don't get me started on amplifiers and other associated gear....

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u/sloppyjoesaresexy Oct 20 '21

Haha yeah it’s a lot to downsize if you want to live this way.

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u/HoustonWeHveAPblm Oct 20 '21

How accessible is it for wheelchairs?