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Take A Tour Of This Vegetable Oil-Powered Converted School Bus

Skoolie conversions have been popular for awhile, but this eco-friendly bus is especially impressive. The owner Jade did the entire conversion himself, including everything from installing the woodwork to the wiring.

At just 26 years old he launched his own property maintenance company in Vancouver, BC. It quickly became successful, but Jade soon realized building a huge company wasn’t what he really wanted to do, so he built his first bus and moved south to Galiano Island.

Jade loves the freedom and flexibility. Some days he can choose to work more, and because his expenses are so low, he’s able to save funds and take other days off to explore nature and do local volunteer work.

He’s now built six buses, and lived in two for over ten years (with this being his 2nd). It’s designed to be totally off-grid, with an engine that runs on vegetable oil, a propane fridge (that can also run on battery), and a wood stove for heat. At a decent 248 square feet, the custom bus allows plenty of space to live comfortably and do yoga.

In this video from Exploring Alternatives on Youtube, Jade gives a full tour of his gorgeous converted home. It includes a closer look at his wood stove, kitchen, and shower affectionately dubbed as “The Portal” with a skylight roof above. He also details how he cut off the roof to make the ceiling taller, and rebuilt it with regular 2×4 construction and super-glued in 3/4-inch thick insulation for the winter.

But enough with the details, check out the full tour:


Wow! Now that’s what I call living the life. What do you think, would you live in this converted tiny home?

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