Everything starts on the outside with the fresh dark green coat of automotive paint. But this is just some eye candy, as there are quite a few more fascinating and handy features. Chief among them is the camera setup that can be operated from a 24-inch screen in the driver's gauge cluster, providing a 360-degree surround view of the bus.
Then there are the lights placed at every corner that can turn night into day over a large area around the bus and a retractable awning that makes spending time outside a fantastic option. Last but not least, there's the absolutely massive solar array on top, capable of producing up to 2,400W, with plans for upgrading it to a 3,000W system.
But as absurd as that might sound, a fully equipped home for a family of four draws a lot of power. And if you want to be able to off-grid camp in a national park, you definitely need to consider a large solar array. And that will become apparent as soon as you step inside this carefully curated mobile home.
The kitchen inside this mobile home is astounding, as well-equipped as you would find in any conventional house. There's a full-size propane-powered stove and oven combo, a vent hood, a microwave, a washer-dryer combo, a residential fridge and freezer combo, and a large sink.
Space here is also abundant, albeit slightly narrow. There are plenty of cabinets covered with countertops providing ample space for both cooking and storing utensils or food. On top of that, it's also very well designed, with the fridge situated just behind the sink, on the opposite wall, and a nice countertop prep area between the sink and stove.
Up front, in between the kitchen and the driver's seat, there's the living room, which, although sparsely decorated, still looks terrific thanks to the careful use of wood. Against one of the walls is a bench seat that can extend into a queen-size bed for hosting guests or movie nights. Opposite the couch, there's a large stand for the pop-up TV, albeit one that offers no storage. However, to compensate for that, it provides a folding table, making this area serve as a dinette as well.
But it's time to move to the most fascinating aspect of this build, the two bedrooms that are part of this mobile home. First up is the kids' room, which shows a lot of passion and love from the parents. The design here is fascinating, comprising two bunks, one on each wall. Each bunk consists of a bed up top with a desk space beneath it.
Here the kids have everything they need, from the wardrobe and extra storage under the couches to a TV and console setup for both gaming and productivity, such as learning or doing homework. There are also windows on either side, again making this somewhat confined space seem roomier and more welcoming.
Up next is the parent's bedroom, but in between the two sleeping areas sits the bathroom. It's a fully equipped unit, albeit slightly cramped. Even so, it does have every utility needed, from a composting toilet to a water-saving shower and a bathroom vanity. Granted, a composting toilet sounds like an odd choice for such a large build. But it has one key advantage, as no blackwater tank is needed, meaning it's better for off-grid camping.
One notable feature here is the fact that a whopping 200-gallon (757-liter) freshwater tank is hidden beneath the bed. Combine that with the mammoth solar array and all the utilities present throughout the build, and this mobile home can quickly go off-grid for up to two weeks in complete comfort.
Overall, this build is unique and fascinating in its design, somehow managing to make every area feel distinct, meaningful, and spacious. It's awe-inspiring to see how cleanly every room flows into the next, creating the feeling of a real family home. And this is something that's difficult to achieve, making this school bus a fantastic blueprint for every family looking to get into the nomadic lifestyle.