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Take A Peek Inside This Pro Biker’s Converted School Bus

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We’ve seen converted school buses before, but not with custom mural artwork like this one. The bus, a 1994 Ford E-350, belongs to professional mountain biker Andrew Taylor. After buying it off Craigslist for only $2,000, the pro rider spent over six months tearing the inside out and building his dream home on wheels.

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Photos by Long Nguyen

Taylor was lucky to know people in several different industries to put the bus together. One friend who works for a metal company designed a custom rack to hold all six of his mountain bikes. Another friend hooked him up with two 100-watt solar panels for the roof to power all of his electronics.

The new paint work was outsourced to a friend as well. Taylor commissioned artist Alex Dunn to create a mural around the bus with a desert and forest design.

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Originally the inside had rows of seats, but Taylor stripped all of them out. He added laminate hardwood flooring, extra storage space, and a small kitchenette with granite countertops, a sink, fridge/freezer, and cupboards.

He also put in a bed that folds up as a couch, and a sofa that lifts up to reveal more storage beneath. For cruising music, Taylor installed a new stereo system, along with an iPad for watching TV & movies.

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The bus doesn’t have four-wheel drive, but Taylor put on tough all-terrain tires for a little more traction. Out back, in addition to his custom bike rack, a metal platform holds Taylor’s Honda XR 100 dirt bike and a grill for cooking.

For the full tour, check out the video below produced by Long Nguyen.

Talk about living the life. If you’re a fan of skoolies, also take a look at these conversions:


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