~ Ashley and Karinne's Short School Bus Conversion ~


Filmed By: Brock Butterfield ~

School Bus Conversion By: Ashley Starling Karinne ~

With only 4 windows in length, Ashley and Karinne had to get creative with their short school bus conversion in order to house themselves and their dogs. Rent in the Bay Area is hard to swallow and leaves you feeling without freedom. Ashley and Karinne solved that problem by taking their 1996 Ford Powerstroke 7.3l Diesel and converting it to tiny home on wheels. 

 ~ Jimmy Free's 1988 Crown School Bus Conversion ~


Filmed By: Brock Butterfield ~

School Bus Conversion By: Jimmy Free ~

This 1988 Crown Coach Bus was Jimmy Free's solution to escaping the high rent he was starting to experience in Santa Monica. Jimmy's passion for music inspired him to design the bus with room for an 88 key keyboard complete with granite counter tops, wood stove and a queen bed.

 ~ Holli Zollinger's school bus conversion turned art studio. ~


Filmed By: Brock Butterfield ~

School Bus Conversion By: Holli Zollinger ~

This 1974 Ford Carpenter Coach School Bus only has 13,000 miles on the motor and was purchased for $2,000 from a man in Moab, UT who was using it as a living space with seats bolted to the top deck for sunsets and beer. Holli needed an art studio and decided to purchase the school bus. She removed the kitchen and the wood burning stove as well as replacing the subfloors and putting a bright new paint job on the inside. Her goal was to make it cozy and uplifting so she added lots of houseplants and a bed to take naps on. Check out the full video tour below and be sure to check out Holli Zollinger's work on her website: http://www.hollizollinger.com


Young man in Lake Tahoe learns how to live rent free and enjoy life.


- Interview By: Brock Butterfield

- Conversion By: Travis Specht

A couple summers ago when I was passing through Lake Tahoe I met a great group of people. Everyone ranging from a bus conversion with a plans to build a dance floor on top, a couple in a van conversion getting paid to promote a brand by simply living in their van and travelling to a super small truck conversion with the most interesting character living in it. Enter Travis Specht. Travis is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. It's hard to ever picture him as someone who would lose his temper or not have a smile on his face.

While filming a short tour of Ashley Hutch's "Bumblebeast" van conversion, Travis showed me his small yet efficient truck conversion that allows him to live in Lake Tahoe rent free while enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds him. Below is a funny little tour of his truck conversion built on the cheap. Check out this rad little video tour I shot of Travis' truck conversion.