Author(s): Will Sutherland
This complete guide to turning a school bus into a tiny house brings the dream of a nomadic life and a cosy home on wheels within reach - and within budget - featuring how-to photos along with creative layout ideas and profiles of skoolie fanatics. School buses that have been converted into mobile living spaces - known as skoolies - are a natural extension of the tiny house craze. Buses are not only easier and safer to drive than an RV, they provide a jump-start on the conversion process with frame, roof, and floor already in place. Experienced builder Will Sutherland, whose creative school bus conversions have been featured in Road and Track and Popular Mechanics, is behind the wheel of this alluring look at life on the road. In addition to profiles of eight fellow skoolie fans and stunning photos of bus interiors designed for simple living, Skoolie! does what no other book on the subject has - it offers a complete, step-by-step guide to the conversion process, from seat removal to planning layout and installing insulation, flooring and furnishings that meet your needs. AUTHOR: Will Sutherland is a self-taught school-bus converter who lives and works in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He documents his adventures on his Willbillys Facebook page and on Instagram. His conversions have been featured in Road and Track and Popular Mechanics. SELLING POINTS: • The "skoolie" movement is the latest craze among tiny home enthusiasts. Gaining fans every day, "skoolies" - school buses that have been converted into tiny homes - are experiencing renewed popularity among a young audience of DIYers eager to travel and explore. • Skoolies are a cost-effective and practical way to create a tiny house. In addition to being less expensive and time-intensive than building a tiny house on wheels from scratch, the school bus conversion is also safer to drive than a traditional RV. • First book on the topic to provide step-by-step how-to conversion instructions. Through original photography, author Will Sutherland - who has converted dozens of buses - shows every step of the process, from how to remove the seats to installing insulation, flooring and furnishings.