The 220sqft “skoolie” is equipped with a skylight, fireplace, and rooftop garden.
25-year-old design student Caleb Brackney had one objective: He was looking to save money so that he could have his very own tiny home on wheels. Once he was done with school, he planned to use the tiny home to travel the country.
It all started on Facebook Marketplace when he purchased an old school bus for just $3,000. From there, he invested another $7,000 into making it into a suitable tiny home that would allow them to crisscross these great United States. The school bus provides 220 square feet of space, and while this may seem small, it’s much larger than most realize.
Walking into the tiny house school bus, or “skoolie”, you are immediately greeted by the study. This is a six-foot-long bar that Caleb uses as a keyboard stand and a desk. He’s also got a nice electric fireplace that works well when it comes to keeping things warm during the wintertime.
The kitchen area is adjacent to the study and there is plenty of natural light to be found. The cabinetry might be on the darker side but that is okay when you have this sort of setup. The kitchen is rather sizable, too. It continues until you reach the driver’s seat. Make your way past the study and kitchen and you’ll see a couch that can be pulled out when Caleb’s guests come over.
Can you believe that he managed to fit a full-size shower in his bathroom? The toilet is not very big but you have to make a sacrifice somewhere, don’t you? The tiny house/bus did not require him to make too many difficult decisions.
The back of the bus contains a very cozy bedroom and our hearts are warmed to see Caleb’s dreams come true. The next time we fantasize about downsizing, this is the home that we are going to be dreaming about.
The garden and the rooftop deck are also very nice flourishes! Caleb has thought of everything, hasn’t he?
The bus has been named “the Roamer” and we have been loving all of the photos he has been posting on Instagram. Head to his page to keep up with his skoolie adventures!SKM: below-content placeholder