The first school bus conversion
Big Judy is our maiden voyage bus conversion here at Paved To Pines, the big 'baby' bus that started it all. A 40 foot 1991 International Bluebird skoolie with a whole lotta character and a tonne of sass, sleeping spots and memories.
Judy the skoolie is outfitted with a bunch of electrical gadgets, a nice battery bank, fridge/freezer, stove, full bath, and comfortably seats 8. We went with a custom "Emerald Ice" colour, modelled after the popular VW colour pallet. This conversion is powered by a 7.3L Diesel engine and outfitted with exterior belly storage for 4-season living.
This bus conversion had one goal in mind... make it feel like a rustic cabin! Featuring painted, pine tongue-and-groove on the walls, contrasting laminate flooring, edison lighting, and a barnboard feature wall. All of these patterns and styles come together to create a cozy space you just wanna curl up and cuddle in.
You will notice the custom cushions, galley style design, and of course.... Elfie the pup! All of the cushions for each skoolie and van conversion are made in house to your desires and needs.
The kitchen features full amenities with this propane stove/burner, a three way dometic fridge, microwave, and double, under-mounted sink.
Propane runs to the fridge, stove, and forced air furnace to keep you warm no matter what mother nature throws at you.
Above the stove is a custom microwave cupboard, spice rack, and bookshelf.
On the right side of the image (we can't find more pictures) are the double bunks, custom wine barrel shower setup, bathroom, and the master bedroom which features surround cupboard and a queen bed.
cooking & kitchen ammenities
Full time living
The bus features custom cabinetry with inset wainscoting. With all of the lower and over head cabinets, there is loads of storage space for longterm living or expansive trips.
The double sink was a must to make dishwashing easy in the bus conversion.
The highlight of the kitchen - if not the custom cabinets - is the full subway tile backsplash with dark contrasting grout.
Rockband & chill
Looking towards the front you can see the custom overhead cabinets for extra storage and the awesome entertainment area with two couches, sound surround, and a TV.
To the right is the dinette featuring a matching butcher block slab to the counter tops.
To this day, these couches might be the comfiest seats we've ever laid our butts in. So much Call of Duty, Rock Band, and movie nights were had in this bus after a long day of adventuring.
To us, the days in the bus were some of the best ever and that's a big reason why we love building these for people like you everyday. We hope that you'll create everlasting memories in your rig just like we did.
That's a wrap
Unfortunately, over the years, we haven't been able to find or recover as many photos of Judy as we wish we could. We hope you enjoyed the tour!