Going Old School: Skoolies and Converting School Buses

Whether it's VW buses or school buses, these vehicles are a symbol of our youth. And many who are looking for affordable retirement or simply to bust free from what the Man says we should do, are considering the mobile life on the road. Converted school buses, or "skoolies" are the new rage!

There's a lot to consider when contemplating skoolies. Finding a bus that is the perfect blend of size, cost, mileage and age is a fine art. Some school districts update their buses and old fleets can be auctioned off. Keep your eyes open if this sounds like an option for you.

If you want to get started asking questions and chatting with others who have converted skoolies and live in them or just vacation in them, you might try SKOOLIE.NET.

Let's here from others and see the lifestyle -

There are lots of things to consider, like if you want off-grid capability, you want to park long-term, want to visit RV parks around the US, or stay in a friend's yard. Do you want to permanently reside there? Do you want to vacation around in it? Do you want it as a mobile party machine? Do you want to retire in?

There is a growing skoolie community ready to give you the in's and out's. 

In case you miss the VW buses, it's coming back - electric!