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5.9l Cummins Turbo Diesel Bluebird School Bus For Sale

It's time to let go of our skoolie conversion. This was originally an Alaska school bus so it has been insulated. We purchased it in Ohio, converted it into a home on wheels, and lived in it for one year off-grid while we traveled, searched for our property, and built our home. Some of the furnishings, bed, lounge chairs, etc we've moved into our house to stay. So living area and sleeping arrangement is open to the new owner's preference. 

Asking Price: $14,000  SOLD

1996 Bluebird TC2000
65 passenger (was)
Approx 32 feet long
5.9L Cummins turbo-diesel
Allison AT545 automatic trans
Good Michelin tires
133,000 miles
Heavy duty towing hitch
Renogy solar 200W system
(2) 120ah AGM house batteries
3000W inverter
40amp smart charger
120V refrigerator
Atwood RV propane stove
Propane on-demand water heater
30k btu vent-free propane heater
Full-size bathtub with shower
Portable toilet
65-gallon fresh water tank
40-gallon grey water tank
12V shurflo water pump
Fantastic roof vent with 12v fan
Am/fm/cd deck with 2 speakers
Tinted windows
Roll-up shades for middle windows

This bus averaged 11mpg for us traveling through Canada and the Pacific NW. It is mechanically sound and ready for another trip today. 

It is already titled as an RV!  Clean Alabama title in hand. 

School Bus Conversion

Valerie Bus

National Parks pin and patch freelance artist converts a short school bus into a boho chic skoolie.

You may remember Heidi Miller from the Life In The Bus Lane documentary and her short appearance of when she was in the beginning stages of her short bus conversion. Now with the bus conversion nearly complete Heidi has already shown her bus at the Tiny House Living Festival stop in Portland summer 2017.

Professional photographer Heather Jackson was shooting Heidi's engagement photos and decided to take some of her skoolie as well. Enjoy the photos and be on the lookout for this school bus conversion to possibly show up on AirBnB just outside Eugene, OR.

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Valerie Bus


Heidi Miller enjoys tea inside her hippy chic short school bus conversion.

School Bus Conversion

Kyle Volkman

Roof raise and all, this 1986 school bus conversion only ended up costing $10-$15k

Kyle Volkman demonstrates that you only need a few skills to get started on a school bus conversion. Everything else will come later as you make mistakes and learn from them. Check out all of Kyle's unique ways of utilizing space in his bus conversion.

This vegetable powered school bus conversion is home for Kyle and his business. Professionally converting school buses, vans and even an ambulance, Kyle travels to the clients location with all the tools he needs to complete a conversion on the road.

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Kyle Volkman


Kyle Volkman spent many hours on the fine details and finish work inside his school bus conversion.

School Bus Conversion

Wild And Free Lawsons

Wild and Free: Nine Family Members. One School Bus. Unlimited Possibilities.

"We would definitely recommend this lifestyle to any family because of the freedom. Living a more simple life allows for the things that really do matter to take preference. Cultivating the things that matter most."

This family of nine lives full time on the road while shooting wedding photography and homeschooling the kids. Trading the mortgage for gas money this large family has become rich in experiences.

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Wild And Free Lawsons


The Lawson's beg to differ when it comes to the myth that you can't raise a family in a school bus conversion.

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