Out of This World Bus Conversions To Inspire Your Next Build

by | Dec 3, 2018 | RV Buyer's Guide | 30 comments

There is something magical about taking something old and changing it into something new and beautiful. An old school bus can seem to some like ugly reminders of past school days, but to others it can be a beautiful and inspiring piece that can transform into a unique motorhome. Bus conversions have been appearing everywhere lately. They are all over Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and more. So many people are taking their lives into their own hands and creating some out of these world bus conversions while documenting the whole process to inspire you for your next build!

Student Built Short Bus Conversion

An undergraduate  student named Lacey Leonard undertook this stunning conversion of the 1988 Ford Econoline 350. This short bus is a sight to behold! It took about a year to complete but is now a fully functional and fully livable tiny house on wheels!

Images © Lacey Leonard

Images © Lacey Leonard

Retro Short Bus

If you have a love for retro, then this is the bus conversion for you! The interior is warm and inviting, perfect for living off the grid in comfort and style!

Photography: Winkelman

Photography: Winkelman

Boho Chic Bus

Boho Chic is the in style right now, and this bus conversion is right on trend! You can see more of this beautiful bus on owner Heidi’s Instagram page.

Photos By: Heather Jackson

Photos By: Heather Jackson

Like Mother Like Daughter!

When Lexi set her mind to convert her 1989 Vintage School Bus, she knew she had what it took! She learned everything she needed to know from her mom, who has also completed a bus conversion! Creativity runs deep in this family for sure! You can see more of this beauty over on Instagram.

School Bus Conversion By: Lexi Noelle

School Bus Conversion By: Lexi Noelle

Life As A Bus

One vintage school bus + one fun couple + one adorable pupper = one of the most beautiful vintage bus conversions you’ve seen!

Loft On Wheels

With a plan to travel from Alaska to South America, this couple transformed a 1996 Thomas International School Bus into a stunning home on wheels!

Modern Home For Family of 5

Meet Bertha! The modern bus converted into a stunning home for this adventurous family of 5!

These beauties are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bus conversions. There is so much creativity out there and so many unique conversions that it is impossible to list them all!

If you are a fan of conversions, tiny living and the RV lifestyle, leave us a comment down below and tell us what your favorite bus conversion is!

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These bus conversions are out of this world! Tiny living at its best! These converted school busses will inspire you to get off the grid!

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30 Comments

  1. Kay

    These bus conversions are so cute and convenient!

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  2. Season

    These are SO awesome! That is seriously my dream!!

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  3. Sudipta Dev Chakraborti

    I just so enjoyed reading your interesting post. I would love to stay in a bus like this for a few days. You are doing an amazing job.

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  4. Bindu Thomas

    Wow..it looks really amazing. What beautifully arranged all that spaces. Those bedrooms are so cozy and kitchens are very beautiful. I would like to live on that home bus.

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  5. Beth

    These are all so cool! I love the Boho Chic. And that sure is an adorable pupper!

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  6. Jolie Starrett

    We JUST sole our RV. Still not sure how I’m feeling about that.

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  7. Heather

    I think this is such a fun idea. I would love to do this and travel the country for a year!

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  8. Becca Wilson

    These conversions are so very cool! It’s amazing what you can do with something to make it into something completely different.

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  9. Krystle Cook

    I have always wanted to do something like this. I am really thinking it would be in my future at some point! So awesome!

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  10. Evelyn Hernandez

    These bus conversions are amazing, I think I can actually live in one of them.

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  11. Echo

    I have always loved bus conversions! We used to be part of a camping club and one of the families converted a big yellow school bus into an RV!

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  12. hey sharonoox

    Wow! Those RVs are absolutely amazing. Love all the different styles. My favorite has to be the Retro bus design. So comfy and looks cozy inside. Must be fun to live in a bus.

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  13. Natalie

    I had no idea this was a thing, I am loving seeing these transformations! I love the different ways these were converted.

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    • Jessi Joachim

      It is so fun to see. People are converting buses and vans into beautiful motorhomes! We will be featuring some Van conversions very soon.

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  14. Jack Marbida

    Wow! Its a wonderful time to have this kind of lifestyle. Totally mesmerized me to travel your house everywhere you go. Keeps me to check on this in the future.

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  15. Summer Mitch Ryan

    This truly is an inspiration. My son dream of converting a van or a bus into a moving house. He loves your post dearly.

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  16. Dana Brillante-Peller

    It’s amazing to think all these have stories to tell, and memories within their walls. Each bus has a personality of its own. Love it!

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  17. Sundeep

    I am in love with these bus conversions. Even I love the Boho Chic too.

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  18. Rosey

    My son has done something similar in a trailer he pulls behind his truck. So handy and nice for travel.

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  19. Ashley Grant

    GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is so inspirational. I’ve long dreamed of converting a bus into a road ready home to travel with. One day, perhaps soon, I’ll make this dream a reality and convert my own vehicle into a home on wheels!

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    • Jessi Joachim

      Bus conversions really are so wonderful! I love looking at the inspiring ones and planning what to do with my own. Plus it would be so fun to be able to just pick up and move anywhere.

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  20. Melanie Walsh

    I’m so in love with all of these!

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  21. Erika

    These pictures are so beautiful! It’s my dream to do something like this. I love how you included one that fits a family of 5, that gives me hope that I can do this even after I start a family!

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    • Jessi Joachim

      Yes! You would be surprised how many families with young kids are ditching the “traditional” life and living in RVs and bus conversions.

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  22. Anosa Malanga

    Ohh this is so lovely. I actually am dreaming of owning one in the future. I would love to explore with a little bus like this so I can go and live wherever I want to.

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    • Jessi Joachim

      Yes, the ability to go anywhere is absolutely amazing! And these bus conversions are so pretty too

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  23. Cynthia Nicoletti

    Wow this is so amazing. I love to see and hear how people transform buses into living spaces.

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  24. Ruth I

    Ah, I wish I can own one. These ideas are lovely! Perfect for long travels.

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  25. stacey

    These are so cute. I love the idea of recycling and not letting these go to waste.

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  26. Dani

    Wow! What a transformation! My parents transformed a house into a home when I was a teen. Such an exciting journey!

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