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Short bus conversion ideas

Still wondering how to convert your bus into a camper? Today it is my privilege to take you through some of the best short bus conversion ideas that will get you started. Follow along to get a grasp of these ideas.

1. Short bus conversion with a conventional home in mind

You will need a kitchen, a dining place, a bedroom and everything else in just like a conventional home. Just as in the picture, the three areas should be arranged in a manner that is convenient for you.

2. School bus conversion to a perfect camper

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The lighting of the bus on the rooftop of the bus to form intuitive elegant illumination to the bus interior. The flooring material with appropriate wood furnishing will be great.

3. Converting a school bus into a tiny camper house

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Erect the real roof of iron sheets over the bus’s rooftop and on the frontal side, mount pieces of wood to look like traditional colonial designs. Built-in window panes that looks conventional. They are amazing little homes that are ready to take your camping experience to the next level.

4. King size bed and sophisticated furniture in your camper

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Are you ready to take your camping experience to the next level? If your answer is yes, try out this idea – a Blue king-size mattress with adjustable bed cab blow up your mind. Standard furniture and a carpet will do you good.

5. King Size bed, purple color

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Look at the purple mattress color, purple is a color for many but still, you need other complementary colors to make corrections. Lockable drawers and leave the door open as an emergency exit for your short bus camper and you are good to rock the wild.

6. Short bus stunning layouts you should try

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At one of the bus corners, install drawers and on their tops, multi-functional bed and sofa. The L-shaped furniture transforms your interior to something you will look out for your outdoor living and camping experiences.

7. Implement wood stove inside your short camper bus

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Out there in the wild could be chilly and freezing, with the woodstove, the warmth is circulated inside the camper space. Heat retention strategies like flooring material that can retain heat in the room.

8. Inspiring short bus conversions

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Give a shot to this inspiring short bus conversion. If you want to achieve this, carefully plan for this with an expert. Equip the short bus with built-in furniture and custom build as well to achieve elegance and style.

9. Conversion of short buses with entrepreneurship in mind

You can install a set of computing machines to connect to people while camping in the wild. Ergonomically arrange the machines to accommodate as much as possible. Ergonomic chairs are inevitable to save some space.

10. Conversion idea that might interest you.

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The floor of the bus is inspiring, not to mention the dark color theme presented by the sofa seats on both sides of the bus facing each other. If arranged property properly, the aesthetic appeal will be achieved while observing the budget.

11. Executive sofas

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Extend the elegance and style into the virtual space with a mirror. The virtual space eases your mind so that you feel like you are staying in a conventional home.

12. Green color for your short bus.

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Choose a green color for your sofa seat in your living area. It makes your living area polished but it should be noted that the amount of polishing needed in your short bus conversion depends greatly on your budget, otherwise, the capabilities are unlimited.

13. Executive and class bundled

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This one requires someone itching to go wild immediately. Everything is set and the asking amount is a rough idea that cannot break a bank. It is classy and executive for a great living.

14. An entrepreneur at heart

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Entrepreneurs are welcome here. If you are thinking of selling services or goods on the fly, this could be the perfect short bus conversion idea that could suit your needs.

15. An outdoor option on a budget

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This short bus conversion idea is for those people who want to achieve more with a budget constraint on their shoulders. It is a perfect idea for a simple subsistence outdoor living

16. Short bus conversion with cozy interior

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This idea is for those who wish to live large out there in the wild. Enjoy the comfort of a motel in this tiny away home. You will end up itching for more of these regularly when you acquire this valuable asset.

17. Superior drawers and shelves

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Drawers and shelves in the kitchen that enhances the quality of your kitchen while providing extra storage space.

18. Hassle-free bus to home conversion

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If you have an idea of what you want your outdoor home to look like, give it a shot, get inspired to build something like this or even better.

19. Washed up shuttle bus

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It would be easy to convert this bus into a family outdoor home if you have plenty of ideas to choose from. The final outcome of your conversion depends on the budget you have at hand.

20. Bus business

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Convert your short bus into a mobile business. Whether you want a mobile tea room, a mobile grocery, it is upon you.


It only makes sense to buy an older bus and then take your time and resource redoing it. In the end, the finished product will be a cozy home and not a school bus anymore. Going for conditioned buses will cost you more and you will face challenges redoing it. If you have a suggestion or comment, please drop it in the comment box below.

Carl Walker
the authorCarl Walker
Carl is an avid adventurer who goes everywhere with his backpack. He would choose his SwissArmy knife over his handphone if he is lost in the forest. Living in an RV is his dream life and he blogs all about it on RV Living.

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