~ 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.




Young couple living in bus conversion pay for their lifestyle from Craigslist jobs.


- Interview By: Brock Butterfield

- Conversion By: Matt Dunn

Matt and Echo are exploring the US in a very untraditional way. They let go of most their material items including items that triggered memories. A hard but crucial thing to do when you plan to move into a small bus conversion and learn to not spend money you don't have.

They discovered that by living simple they had more freedom. When money was needed they searched Craigslist jobs to make a couple bucks here and there. Investing in  adventures was more satisfying and fulfilling than working for money to pay for things they didn't really need.

I had a chance to sit them down for an interview while we both happened to be in Moab, UT. Our mutual friend Nick who also has a converted school bus (interview on his bus conversion here) put us both in touch. It was intriguing to hear how they decided to go tiny and live within their means. Enjoy the tour and interview! 




-Brock Butterfield documents the near death experience that drove him to ultimately quit his 9-5 corporate job, buy a school bus and convert it into a tiny home for traveling and an alternative lifestyle.

This documentary takes you through the process of converting a school bus into a tiny home and then hits the road with up to six guys living in the bus for a winter. Chasing snow storms this crew travels all over the western US, Canada and Alaska in search for good snow. After the winter the five other guys move out of the bus and Brock is left to himself and no plan being the plan. Tiny living makes life more simple and Brock is able to travel on very little income. A love story enters the last part of the documentary as Brock's life continues to change.