We are two Canadian teachers & a four year old, living in northern Saskatchewan. We recently converted a 2002 GMC Bluebird school bus into a ‘skoolie’, a kind of custom-made RV which we designed to serve as a rolling summer home for our annual trip to visit family and friends in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
We started this website to document our planning and building process, both as a record for ourselves and to help others who are working on similar projects. We’ve documented some of that process, and some of our recent travels on Instagram @acanadianskoolie. In September 2020 we launched a podcast to learn about other Canadians who have made skoolies a part of their lives.
Dan (chief engineer of bus converting), Libby (blogmaster), Sophie (dance-party facilitator) & our as-yet-unnamed Bluebird
Recent Blog Posts
Tonight we published our first episode of the A Canadian Skoolie podcast. You can listen in here. There are so many Canadians out there who have built or are building incredible custom homes as skoolies. With this podcast, we are hoping to share their unique stories, learn from their experiences, and connect with the broaderContinue reading “The podcast is live!”
Who doesn’t want to see star-gaze from bed? To bring in more natural light, and more of the outdoors, we decided to add skylights to the bus. This involved cutting some pretty big holes in the roof (yikes!). Dan got creative with sourcing the material for this DIY and the results are pretty beautiful. Here’sContinue reading “Skylight Design”
Aside from the actual bus itself, our tiny wood stove & chimney set has been our biggest expense
…In which Dan’s patience and fortitude are tested
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