Why convert an American School Bus?
A hundred* years ago we converted a number of 1970s Campervans - which we loved. All our beautiful VW Bus conversions had a Rock n Roll Bed, Fridge, Sink, Gas Hob - all just enough to provide a great time for long weekends, festivals or a week or two touring the UK. *maybe 12.
Our next bus conversion project turned a 26-seater Toyota Coach into a true home on wheels. We named it ‘Humpy’ - it had everything we wanted and many said it was one of the best bus conversions they had ever seen.
Then in 2021 someone here (yes, it was me) had the weird & wonderful idea to buy an american school bus and convert it into fabulous holiday glamping accommodation.
After some research we found a gorgeous example available straight from a School District in Texas and (with the help of some cool mates in the U.S.) we bought it. Then, in a post-G&T moment, we bought another from California!
Converting american skoolies is a thing; everyone has tips and ideas for floor plans, styles, layouts and designs. Some were brilliant, others hilarious, many were awful, and some just weird. We knew exactly what we wanted to do though - create the most beautifully converted american school buses in the UK.
We chose Iconic full length 71-Seater "Dog-Nose' type Split-Screen Buses - the most stylish of all because these provide all the space we needed to create our dream.
So we did it; built fabulous warm and comfy school buses with quality sleeping, a full size kitchen, a place to sit and eat, a great shower, comfy lounge seating, welcoming and bright open space with beautiful decor - now available for glamping stays at fabulous camping locations around the UK.