Young Man Builds Stunning School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 – Debt Free Mobile Home

Young Man Builds Stunning School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 – Debt Free Mobile Home


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 All of my trims were uh Repurposed pallet board that I found Umm, my slab countertops used to be a teeter-totter in a goat pen that I basically cut down and Completely redone. I have an old exit sign that I found and I used that as my medicine cabinet. Just basically like finding a use for things that Otherwise people would just throw away Umm, transitioning to living in the bus full-time over the past three or four months I’ve really kind of been working on like minimalizing my lifestyle and slowly fitting my life into a space as small as this and uh In turn, I think I’ve really learned a lot about myself. This Is my 1959 Bluebird B 600 school bus that I’ve converted into a tiny home. This is my $40 Craigslist special swinging wicker chair it uh just barely fits in here But uh absolutely love it. Down here, this is my wit’s left countertops Turned out really well really happy with it my whole kind of Thing with this bus is I wanted the highest quality possible But on a shoestring budget so a lot of the things I’ve kind of done myself Is this kind of my like my wardrobe down here. I got everything that I need to kind of live when I want to eat This is my kind of dining area. Don’t use it too much, but it’s kind of nice to have. This is my my Slat bed that I’ve made. I made it completely out of reclaimed 2×4 Umm, it pulls out to a full size queen bed, which is really nice because I’m not the tiniest guy in the world and er It’s pretty comfy. Here is Just kind of a side table here. Eventually this would be Kind of like the washroom. I’m gonna have it toilet installed underneath. This just flips up into a room divider and Then the stuff will be here. Right now It is excess storage because I’m still working on kind of minimalizing the junk I have. This is my hundred dollar RV mechanic special stove Umm, It runs on propane which is really nice. I also use it as kind of my pantry for now and er It’s it’s been awesome. This is my my little fridge here. It is just basically an old koolatron cooler. That’s er 55 watts so when I hook up solar it’s gonna run exclusively off that. Works really well. It was like 120 bucks so I’m pretty happy with that. This is my kind of gonna be my dry goods area. It’s not quite stocked up yet, but I wanted to go with kind of a cool leg little throwback So these are all just like vintage liquor liquor bottles and Old mason jars. Yeah, so the way I have my propane system working right now It’s not a hundred percent done, but what I do I have a quick-release hose back hose back there Basically I run it out to my cargo rack in the back where I have my propane tanks My jerry cans and kind of firewood and stuff like that just a really simple quick setup I didn’t want to do anything too crazy with mounting tanks or anything like that Just because the amount I used the stove it wasn’t really worth putting that much time in Especially during the supper summer months it gets so hot in here I find myself Just eating a lot of like a lot of produce and and cooler things. For now I’m just doing water jugs eventually I will be doing a full Sink that’s hooked up to an electric pump via my solar system. For now a 2.5. Gallon jug just works great So people call her the Dorf back in the day They had the Ford emblem in here and someone switched the F and the D and Ever since then um whenever I’m driving by, people be like ah it’s the ‘DORF’, that’s so cool Yeah
So that’s kind of how the name came by. This is the the deck that was put on this bad boy turns out to be Really really useful put a couple lawn chairs in there have a beer. Probably one of my favorite features on the bus ugh, I got a swing window basically just opens up everything Really really nice makes the space feel a lot bigger and also really helps with air flow. 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

100 thoughts on “Young Man Builds Stunning School Bus Tiny House for Only $4,500 – Debt Free Mobile Home

  1. Could you see yourself living in a school bus conversion like this full time?

  2. Very beautiful & cool … let's hope it will not Breakdown

  3. he is so cute omg

  4. It's Awesome! I love it. Best wishes.

  5. Oh WOW I just Love this one and he did a Great Job 🙂 Keep livin the Dream

  6. Omg. I love this bus and I want to spend just 1 night sleeping with this handsome man in bus!!

  7. With that swing window, you could have an awesome beach party. Serve soft drinks or hard (depending on the rules of said beach)

  8. Wow ! This is awesome , so cool with all the plants. So well thought off . Plus how gorgeous is he ! Melanie

  9. Nice one! I'm converting my bus too.

  10. Nice looking Bus!!

  11. If I could go back to 18 years old I would have just got a small RV to live in and put half my income into the stock market. Now I'm 45 and I'm doing exactly that. It's not too late lol

  12. Where is the toilet ? The crapper? AC? Shower?,Bathtub? Electric?

  13. Dorf means village in german 🙂 pretty cool bus !!!

  14. Tint for the windows is inepensive & they have a mirrored for daytime that reflects the sun 79% plus the privacy u get. People will walk up and look in. Great build.

  15. You are very intelligent to take a bus & turn it into a home, that is awesomely cool. Smart move young man. You’ve done a great job. Save all of that rent/mortgage money in the bank.

  16. Its 'kinda' awesome!

  17. how does he shower and use the bathroom?

  18. Debt free and you'll never go homeless. That's all that matters.

  19. Love your bus..Looks so comfy and its really nice looking.

  20. Look at me everyone I am just like you I’m still a little scared to move out mommy’s 🖕

  21. Nice job !

  22. I love it!

  23. that back could be a good toilet place and shower.

  24. Nice job

  25. L❤VE seeing builds that uses reclaimed materials! For the cost….it gives me encouragement that I can do this on limited income.😁

  26. Far out! I want this for sure, it’s perfect!

  27. Love the fireball 😍 for later for now just doing water jugs

  28. We tried that but we found out could not get insurance on it

  29. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Dorf house!!

  30. Awesome

  31. But I have to drive an hour in rush hour both ways to work and home for 9 to 5 and what is this guy do SURF. I pay taxes while he plays.

  32. I crave deeply to live like this

  33. Gonna have to upgrade the height or you’re gonna be walking crouched over when you get older haha

  34. Very nicely done, Dorf is a cool bus love it..
    😊👍👍

  35. Poor man, he's living like he's in a third world nation. Be thankful for what we have!

  36. thats very cool man!

  37. Cute bus and owner! Congrats!🎉

  38. great job on the bus and on the video, so nice to watch

  39. Really cool

  40. How do you protect all these materials, they're old and prone to damage/infiltration by bugs etc ?

  41. i dont know rick, looks to hipster estereotipe to me!!!

  42. When I clicked on it I thought it was a cheapskate video but now that I watched it for you it's the best video ever watch 10 out of 10

  43. Funny: Every project was almost done.

  44. Looks great!

  45. lov it

  46. This is my favourite among HUNDREDS on small space living/minimalism 😎

  47. The windows all around are a blessing and a curse. You have more light and less storage.

  48. Young man I am really impressed. Your ingenuity is amazing. I so loved watching this video. Great job! 👍

  49. I love this. Wanna get married? Just kiddin' but I love all of this soo much. Great job

  50. I love your taste!

  51. Really cute, but I'm wondering how on earth you actually travel anywhere. I'm picturing glass bottles, plants full of dirt, and water jugs banging into each other, dumping over, etc.

  52. Rent-free yes debt-free no. Keep in mind what he's saving on rent he's probably spending on gas or close to it a month. Not to mention RV fees, food all his toiletries. internet ,cell phone, car insurance maybe even Commercial Insurance depending on the vehicle which could be pricey. that's not including car Maintenance and unforeseen repairs on the road. just facts.

  53. Good for you!!

  54. >^. .^< What do you think, for every person living in a school bus home there are possibly 5,ooo homeless Americans through out the USA living on the streets???? Sure hope I am wrong……..

  55. Problem is it's a short-term fix he's not debt-free because eventually he's going to lose that bus it's going to cost money to maintain it the story's not over and eventually won't be able to repair it, it is subject to being towed on a pigs whim. He needs to park it on a piece of land that he owns, otherwise eventually he's going to lose it. Sorry but that's the truth🤔

  56. Great job

  57. Sweet

  58. Looks so cute,

  59. What do you do in the winter ?

  60. Good for you!

  61. Why would people drop dislikes, this is wonderful cheers mate

  62. Love THIS! Like if I want to travel around the US.

  63. Awesome! I like how he's still working on it but hasn't used that as an excuse for sloppiness. Well done!

  64. UPBEAT UKULELE MUSIC. TO ALL VIDEOS ABOUT PPL LIVING IN VANS. STOP IT.

  65. Who’s counted how many times he’s said “kind of”

  66. Beautiful gorgeous home.. thanks for sharing 🤗

  67. I can't afford this dream,… but maybe SOMEDAY….
    How I so wish to live in one,… build one,… JUST SO MUCH!!!!

  68. Soo much room where’s the bathroom?

  69. One of the coolest I’ve seen. I can tell you have an artist brain with all the creativity you used to put this together. Amazing, so cool!!!!!!

  70. Saving money on housing allowed him to get a 10k canon lens! Well done

  71. I want to buy and convert a van but where would I park it

  72. Fireball gang gang

  73. Love the creativity

  74. You are creative and talented! Where do you actually park it? What kind of address do you use for your mail etc? Thank you!

  75. The picture for the video screams "Into the Wild" love it dude, keep it strong brother

  76. The 237 dislikes are mortgage loan officers

  77. looks a bit claustrophobic with the low ceiling….

  78. "Only" $4,500????? Are you kidding?? What a waste of about $3,000!!!! 1959 Bluebird, WOW! 👎 Total rip off👎💩

  79. Great Vid. I saw another bus where they had raised the room like 12". You should consider that for yours. Always a good idea : ))

  80. 🚌💕Love your home

  81. He probably doesn't have a job and depends on government money 🤦‍♂️

  82. He has neighbors???

  83. This is one of the best tours I've seen on van life! Thanks for sharing!

  84. Youre def a creative, interesting guy and I see that from the way u hve converted ur bus…..great job

  85. There was a bus just like this at my school. One day it brought me home when I fell and badly cut myself. That was somewhere in the mid seventies.

  86. Nice work. Well thought out. Looking forward to 2.0.

  87. C'est très joli 🇫🇷😊🌺

  88. Nice

  89. What if, someone..rear ends you..with, the propane tank..on the back?

  90. That thumbnail… I thought that's Post Malone 😅

  91. 😃❤👏👏👏👏🇧🇷

  92. Very inspiring!

  93. So beautifully done

  94. Minimalize…. 🙄

  95. The crapper is problematic…

  96. How was the bus mechanically?

  97. Awesome Pawsome 🐾

  98. What will the girl friend think or no girl friend lol.

  99. Very cool setup, enjoy your reclaiming everything you can, very frugal, top rehab and build…..🤗🤗🤗❤️

  100. Wow, I love your bus and wishing you all the best of life. Happy Trails.🌻🌅
    Peace, Much Love, and Namaste.

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