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Articles that include details of our bus build. You'll find how we built our skoolie conversion, including skoolie solar, skoolie plumbing, and other bus conversion tips and tricks we learned on the way!

  • The questions we receive most are where we purchased various items in the bus. Here is our complete skoolie shopping list! | sincewewokeup.com | Since We Woke Up
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    Our Skoolie Shopping List

    The questions we receive most are where we purchased various items for or in the bus. We decided a post with everything in one place would be helpful, so here you have it – our skoolie shopping list! We’ve broken…

  • We started planning our floor plan before we ever pulled him into the driveway, but what we started with and what we ended with were two different things.
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    Deciding on a Floor Plan

    Update: We remodeled our skoolie after several months to accommodate our needs better. To see the updated floor plan, check out this post! Even the best-laid plans go awry. At one point or another, we have all thrown out the…

  • Laying floors in our skoolie was the first big project we go to do. | sincewewokeup.com | Since We Woke Up
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    Skoolie Floors

    The first real construction step in the school bus after we finally finished tearing everything out was laying down the new skoolie floors.

  • The most fun part of a skoolie build is choosing the layout. The trick is creating the space you want while paying attention to practical issues. | sincewewokeup.com | Since We Woke Up
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    Our Skoolie Layout – Updated!

    Update: This post has been updated to reflect the updates we’ve made to our skoolie layout, including the new front area! One of the most fun parts of the school bus conversion process is choosing your skoolie layout. There’s no…

  • One would think the hardest part of a school bus conversion is the interior construction - but have you ever tried to deconstruct a bus? | Since We Woke Up | sincewewokeup.com
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    Deconstructing a School Bus

    Sometimes, in order to build something new, you have to tear down what’s already there. For example, deconstructing a school bus to turn it into a home. In life, this is normally an agonizing process. Building better versions of ourselves,…

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