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  ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN A CONVERTED SCHOOL BUS!

Introducing our FABULOUS Converted American School Glamping Buses! They have absolute comfort, true authenticity and a gorgeous funky style with all the stuff you need and more to make your stay utterly fabulous.

They're Great for Kids...

 

We were all kids once. Twice in my case - but anyway, remember when you were a kid? Given the choice, if you were able to choose to holiday in a tent, a damp shed or a big yellow bus, what would you have chosen? Exactly - and our fabulous American School Buses appeal to children of all ages. Families will enjoy a fantastic and fun experience, memories will be made, pictures shared, friends told. 

...and Great for Big Kids!

 

Warm, comfy, funky. All you need for a great stay. Cook up a storm, mix a Mojito, enjoy a chilled Brewdog or Vouvray, BBQ like a legend, glam right up, dress for the beach, sleep like a sleepy thing. Do what you like, how you like, when you like. Do it to Neil Diamond, Neil Young, some chilled Hotel Costes or even the Benny Hill theme - we won’t judge!*              *we really will actually...

COOK

 

We love a proper kitchen, so we put a really good one in. 

 

✪ Really good gas oven and grill 

✪ Gas hob  

✪ Freezer for your G&T ice  

✪ Cool Fridge for your Bubbles  

✪ Big sink for wishy washy splishy sploshy bubbles  

✪ Lots of storage and surface space  

✪ All the tools you need to create a gastronomic extravaganza

EAT

 

There’s a proper dining table inside and outside, with quality plates and spoons and stuff from Gordon Ramsay and Villeroy & Boch - and room for plenty of elbows.

CHILL

 

Books, games, updating your Insta, a glass or seven of Chateau Fallover, the perfect G&T - whatever your chill is, get comfy and gaze at the view through all those panoramic windows. Open the doors and windows and enjoy the breeze. Bring a speaker and drift where your sounds take you…or be twelve again, sitting in the driver's seat making bus noises with all the original buttons and stuff around you.

 

During cooler months you can enjoy the underfloor heating and why not fire up the eco-burn woodstove for toasty toes, curling up with soft cushions and cosy throws. 

WILL YOU KIDS GET TO BED!

 

Sleep well, sleep happy, sleep in comfort. To the rear is a king-sized bed with views on three sides and an electric blanket! There are two further full-size single beds - all with John Lewis mattresses, hotel-grade pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets and duck down duvets. A lovely sofabed will sleep two more in the same comfort. There’s lots of storage for all your socks and stuff. 

...AND WASH BEHIND YOUR EARS!

 

A proper hot drenching in the coolest shower you've ever seen. And there's fluffy towels. Long Beach has a proper flushing loo. Sublime...

ESSENTIAL STUFF

 

There’s lovely lighting inside and out, curtains all round for privacy, you can charge your stuff at the many leccy plugs - and there's a plug actually near an illuminated mirror for your hur-curly-dryer things! We’ve got this ladies, you can relax... 

GO OUTSIDE

 

You can also chill or whoop it up at the garden table - gazing at sunrises and sunsets and a billion stars, or at the mesmerising Fire-Pit with a hot tea or cool beer, and BBQ like a legend. 

WHAT ARE THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS ON AN AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS?

Do as you like and have fun - we won't judge! You'll find a really comfy king-sized bed, two proper size bunk beds and a double sofabed with all the duvets and pillows and sheets and towels and stuff. Relax. It's all sorted.

 

HOW MUCH ROOM IS THERE?

Plenty to relax in, sleep in, play in, chill in, cook in. Enough to swing a cat, but don't.

 

I LOVE MY GADGETS AND STUFF - ARE THERE CHARGY PLACES ONBOARD?

Yup. You can charge your iThis, iThat & iStuff at the many power points.

I GET BED-HEAD AND OFTEN WAKE UP LOOKING LIKE A YETI - CAN YOU HELP?

Relax, we’ve got this! Rock-Chick-Glam-Chic hair is easy when staying at ours - we have power plugs for your Huur-Dryer, a mirror and even make-up lights. Oof! Get in!

 

DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING SPECIAL?

Your Lover, your Mother, your Significant Other. Family, Mates, the Kids, the Boys, the Girls. Smiles, loud laughs, a decent playlist and a toothbrush are always a good start, but come as you are and just be you. SPF20 and a bodyboard are good too. We have lovely soft towels and all the bedding you'll need. There'll be tea, coffee, etc waiting for you, so just bring good food, Gooder Mojitos, decent Gins and daft grins. Wherever you stay on an American School Bus, dress suitably - which for us is Havaianas for 364 days a year and maybe festy-wellies for the remainder. Silly Campfire hats are encouraged.

 

I EAT STUFF - WHAT ARE THE COOKING FACILITIES?

We love food - we don’t eat anything else, so lets not McMess about. You’ll find a proper oven, grill, burners, BBQ, and all the stuff to play at being Gordon, Gino or even Lé Fred. Yum - proper Nosebag!

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE BATHROOM? IS IT A BIT OO-ER?

Each Bus has a really beautiful hot shower. Long Beach has a proper flushing Loo. Texas has lovely separate Loo facilities nearby.

 

WHAT ARE THE CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES?

You can step inside from 3pm and we’ll throw you out at 11am.

 

IS THE BUS COOL OR WARM?

Oh yeah it's really cool - just look at it! In warm months you can open the front & rear door and loads of windows on each side for a cool breeze. In cooler months stay warm as toast with the underfloor heating, there's three bags full of real baa-baa’s wool insulation, and you can even light the eco-log-burning stove to ramp up the cosy stakes when you want the added warmth and ambience of a real fire. And did we mention an Electric Blanket? Cushty…

 

Accessibility

There are steps up into the School Bus. The upper bunk bed has to be climbed into. If you are concerned about accessibility please get in touch.

 

Can We Drive The Bus?

Only if you starred in On The Buses, otherwise, it’s a no-no. 

 

What’s The Story Behind The School Buses?

Our American School Buses were in real Skoolie service up until June 2021. One was the actual bus used by Nirvana as a recording studio to record the Nevermind album in* and another won the 2014 Nascar Race setting a record lap time**

 

*Not actually true.      **Or this.

 

Are Dogs Allowed?

No sorry. Nor Goats, especially gruff ones called Billy.

 

Is There Stuff Outside?

This truly is Glamping! You can enjoy outside seating and lighting, a BBQ, and a fire-pit. Walk further, you may find Beaches, Mountains, Icebergs, the Serengeti, who knows?

 

Can We Play Music?

If you are Jedward or Nickleback then clearly not. If, however you have a Bangin’ / Chilled / Ridiculously Cool playlist that makes the hairs go up then feel free to play it - all the while being respectful of others and please not outside after 10pm.

 

Anything Else?

We all like a mellow life, so if you break it or lose it, please tell us. We built our glamping buses with love and care so we’ll thank you to treat them accordingly and please leave them as you found them.

I don't suppose you have an A-Z Guide to Glamping handy do you?

Funny that - yes we do, right here.

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