Think about that cheap furniture you buy from the big box store and put together. Pressed particle board and screws, if you put too much weight on it collapses even if you just built it. That’s what these RVs felt like, cheap poorly put together toxic boxes of death.
While stats for RV accidents are hard to come by, photographic evidence like the picture below give some indication as to how RVs handle accidents. Don’t believe me, Google “RV rollovers”.
We see people build their homes from the ground up. Whether it’s a tiny home or a full-blown mansion, people do it every day. Why couldn’t we build our own home? So our search turned to homemade RVs and eventually we found Skoolies.
When we first heard the term “skoolie” and started figuring out what exactly that was, we were hooked.
A skoolie is a retired school bus that has been given New Life as a home.
The beauty of a skoolie is being able to design your home. If you like to entertain make yourself a big living room, want to cuddle in the bed spend more time designing the bedroom. Maybe you like to kayak or ride your bike give yourself a garage in the back. The possibilities for your skoolie are endless.
But why a School Bus? Why not?!
Did you know that school bus roofs are designed to hold the entire vehicles weight?
Did you know that school buses have to meet the highest safety standards of any moving vehicle on our roads today? Or that many of Mexico and South America’s bus fleets are made up of retired American school buses?
School buses have been used for years to transport the most delicate of our people to and from school. We trust them to keep little lives safe.
Why shouldn’t we trust them to protect our own lives? If we are going to have a moving home, we want the safest start possible.
So that is why we have bought a bus!
In the next few blog posts we will explain why we picked this bus, how we found her, and some of the things we have already done to her.