We are two Canadian teachers & a three year old, living in northern Saskatchewan. We are converting a 2002 GMC Bluebird school bus into a ‘skoolie’, a kind of custom-made RV which will be our 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. Once we get on the road we hope to record our travels here as well. Right now the best way to follow our progress is via Instagram @acanadianskoolie
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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