The Doghouse - School Bus Conversion



A converted school bus built for Firefighter, Entrepreneur, & Dog Lover, Christian! Christian has big plans that include full-time skoolie living, travel, and wine tours!
 
Built on a 38' Thomas Built Chassis. The converted school bus has a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and queen size bedroom.
 
We aimed to provide a cozy, functional space, with room for everyday life, lots of friends, and of course, the pups! This skoolie has a 200 aH battery bank, 12v & Edison lighting, pumped water, and full RV appliances.
With clean lines, lots of windows, and bright walls, this space offers a chic modern feel with a rustic flare.
 
The kitchen layout offers ample storage, featuring a full sink, oven and fridge combo. You wouldn't even think you're in a converted school bus, it's a home!
 
The Oak butcher block counter tops contrast the white cabinets perfectly!
 
Our favourite part is the matching Acacia wood dinette table and bar top. Topping the bar off is a custom CNC plexiglass piece highlighting "The Doghouse".

As you enter "The Doghouse", the first thing your eyes land on is the faux brick feature wall and stained pine tongue and groove roof!

The front of the converted school bus seats 3-4 adults on custom cushions, wrapped around the entertainment unit and 32" TV. Can't go wrong with a movie on rainy days!

The place is wired with a full Kenwood surround system with 8 speakers, dual amps, and a 10" built-in sub. Custom curtains, Edison wall sconces, and black iron pipe and the rustic flare.

The dinette offers a great eating nook with tons more seating for potential wine tours! We also get a glimpse of the luxury vinyl planks that tie the floor and roof nicely together.

With Christian being a recognized Toronto Firefighter, we wanted to tie in his profession with the matte black hydrant style faucet.

Then there's the ceramic apron sink... who doesn't love an apron sink.

The fullsize fridge from Dometic is powered by standard shore power or propane gas, allowing full off-grid capability.

The oven is a 21" propane oven and cooktop.

The bathroom features a full walk in shower wrapped in 3x6 white ceramic subway tiles.

The black grout pops and creates a bold look.

Immediately across from the shower is storage, a window, and RV flush toilet.

We normally go with the Naturehead Composting toilet, but this build could be used a fulltime home on a beautiful piece of land.

The bedroom features a queen size bed, hiding all the RV utilities like fresh water tank, battery bank, and hot water heater. Who would like to wake up in this bedroom with full surround windows!




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FAQ

FAQ


Why would I buy an old run-down school bus and convert it?

It doesn't have to be an old vehicle, we convert new vans and buses as well.

We will convert (almost) anything you bring us as long as it runs well and will last you a long time! The last thing we want to do is build you your dream camper and have the vehicle give you nothing but troubles.

Where do i find a vehicle?

We can help you find the vehicle/find one for you!

We have developed great partnerships to provide well maintained new and used vans and buses!

We can even pick your vehicle up and deliver it if that makes your life easier.

Do you do the mechanical work?

Our shop does NOT touch the mechanical work on the vehicle, that includes suspension lifts etc.

We contract out the mechanical work with people that we know and trust to do the work properly so you are 100% satisfied with the conversion/mechanical work that needs to be done.

I don't live anywhere near Saskatchewan… Can I still have a build done by you?

Absolutely, we work with clients from all over the world.

We can also bring your vehicle to our shop and drop it off to make the full process as convenient for you as possible.

What's the average build time?

The average build takes 2-4 months, depending on the complexity, as every build is custom made to your satisfaction.

These layouts seem complex, can you plan it all for me?

We can literally handle everything for you from the sourcing of the vehicle, to the planning of the layouts, to the delivery of the vehicle!

You can also be as hands on as you want from bringing us the vehicle, to giving us a layout (or ideas) to make happen to picking up the vehicle!

What Kind of cool stuff can i have in my conversion?

The options are really unlimited from design options to additional luxuries.

  • Custom cabinetry and storage
  • Solar Power
  • Fully plumbed systems & showers
  • Awnings
  • Roof racks
  • Audio upgrade/entertainment systems
  • Bunk beds
  • Roof top decks
  • Additional belly storage
  • Roof raises/pop-tops
  • Toy & gear haulers
  • Heating, air conditioners & fans
  • Full Kitchens (full sized fridges, ovens
  • and more.

If you can dream it, let's make it happen!