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DIY Bus Conversion Of a Retired Veteran Family


Welcome to the DIY bus conversion tour of a Navy family! After 26 years in the Navy and multiple RVs, this family decided to create a custom bus home that meets all their needs. In this video, they’ll show you their beautifully designed kitchen, versatile living room, comfortable bedrooms, and more. Stick around till the end for a story about a little mishap during the build.

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Their journey to bus life began with a love for the outdoors and camping. After finding their bus in Jacksonville, they spent two years converting it into a cozy and functional home while still on active duty. Their investment in the bus was between $50,000 and $60,000, but every penny was worth it for the comfort and convenience they now enjoy on the road.

Kitchen: They designed a spacious kitchen with durable butcher block countertops, a farmhouse sink, and an apartment-sized stove. Custom-built cabinets with pull-out drawers and a pull-out pantry provide ample storage for all their cooking needs. Living Room: The living area serves multiple purposes, including dining, lounging, and additional sleeping space. It features a diesel heater and a dedicated desk for their son’s online school. Bedroom: They created a comfortable space for their teenage son with a bunk bed and doors for privacy. Their bedroom includes a walk-in closet with a full-length mirror and storage for their electrical system.


Bathroom: They installed an airhead toilet and a tiled shower with a stone floor, ensuring durability and ease of use on the road. Electrical System: The bus is equipped with Victron components, 206 amp-hour lithium batteries, and a 3,000-watt multiplus inverter, ensuring reliable power for all their needs. Exterior Features: The roof racking system uses unistruts and hockey pucks for debris-free solar panel mounting. They also have exterior storage compartments and a reliable Honda generator for additional power.