is like after painting the floors. In this YouTube video, we take you on a journey through our skoolie conversion process. From removing seats to tackling rust, grinding off bolts, and removing old insulation, we’ve faced numerous challenges along the way. But with perseverance and the help of some trusty tools, we’ve made progress in transforming our school bus into a dreamy tiny home on wheels. Join us as we share the memorable moments of our skoolie conversion and get a glimpse of the before and after shots of our bus’s transformation. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a fan of tiny homes, or simply curious about the process, this video is sure to inspire and entertain. So grab a seat (or remove one!) and let’s dive into our skoolie adventure!
- 1 1. “From Rust to Wanderlust: A Year-long Journey of Converting Our School Bus into a Dream Tiny Home on Wheels”
- 2 2. “Removing Seats and Flooring: the First Steps in our School Bus Conversion”
- 3 3. “Dealing with Rust and Nails: Challenges of Transforming a School Bus”
- 4 4. “Cleaning, Sealing, and Painting: Renovating the Floors of our Skoolie”
- 5 5. “Removing Windows and Repreparing: The Tedious Process of Window Renovation”
- 6 6. “From Old Wiring to Window Deletion: Addressing Unused Features of the Bus”
- 7 7. “Installing Fans and Skylights: Enhancing Ventilation and Natural Light in our Skoolie”
- 8 8. “Safety Blue or Flat Black: Choosing the Perfect Floor Color for Our Tiny Home on Wheels
- 9 Q&A
1. “From Rust to Wanderlust: A Year-long Journey of Converting Our School Bus into a Dream Tiny Home on Wheels”
For the last year, we’ve been turning this school bus into our dream tiny home on wheels and we’ve been documenting and sharing our journey with you the entire time. But you may have missed some of our updates, so here’s the complete compilation from the beginning until now. Now that our school bus is home, it’s time to get to work.
First step: remove the seats. We grabbed a socket wrench and got right to work. With the help of our little helper, we quickly removed the first seat and moved on to the rest. It wasn’t long before we had a pile of seats and were ready for the next step.
Next, we tackled removing the floor. This turned out to be a more challenging task as the floor was held down by stripped and rusted screws. After trying various methods, we found success using a hole saw to cut around each screw. With the floor removed, we were able to assess the extent of the rust and were relieved to find no major problem spots.
We continued our journey by removing the plywood, which was held down by bolts and nails. It proved to be quite stubborn, but with the help of a grinder and some muscle, we were able to remove every piece. This revealed the extent of the rust and gave us a clear canvas to work with.
After cleaning and treating the rust, we began the process of painting the floor. We applied a rust converter and then rolled on a primer for a fresh and sturdy base. With the primer dried, we filled all the holes with jb weld sticks and ground them down, leaving a smooth surface for the final paint.
We moved on to resealing the windows to ensure there would be no leaks. We removed the old sealant, cleaned the area, and primed the metal before applying new sealant and reinstalling the windows. This step was time-consuming but essential to protecting the interior of the bus.
Next, we removed unnecessary wires, installed window blanks, and worked on a new floor plan. We made the switch from our original living area plan and had to rearrange the window deletes accordingly. After reinstalling the windows, we moved on to mounting fans and a skylight, making decisions on where to place them.
Finally, we reached the exciting moment of painting the floors. After some deliberation, we chose a vibrant safety blue color. With the floors freshly painted, our bus was one step closer to becoming our dream tiny home on wheels.
Stay tuned for more updates on our journey as we continue to transform our school bus into an amazing and adventurous tiny home on wheels. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for longer bus updates and be a part of our incredible journey from rust to wanderlust.
2. “Removing Seats and Flooring: the First Steps in our School Bus Conversion”
After successfully converting our school bus into our dream tiny home on wheels, it was time to tackle the first steps of the conversion process. The first task at hand was removing the seats. Armed with a socket wrench, we got straight to work, with the help of our trusty little helper. One by one, the seats came out, and we made quick work of the last three by grinding them out.
Next on the list was removing the flooring. However, this task proved to be more challenging than anticipated. The floor was secured with screws that were rusted and stripped, making it a tedious process to remove them. But we found a solution – using a hole saw to cut around each screw, allowing us to finally remove the floor.
Removing the plywood was no easy feat either. Even without the tracks, each piece was still held down by bolts and had its own perimeter of nails. We resorted to using a handy grinder, cutting off the tops of the bolts and grinding off the nail heads. With some muscle and the help of a floor jack, we managed to remove all the plywood, revealing some surface rust but no major issues.
With the seats and flooring removed, we were able to see the extent of the rust below. Luckily, it was just surface rust, and we could proceed with the rust removal process. After a trip to the store, we cleaned the floor with a scrub brush and applied a rust converter. Finally, we began the painting process, starting with the primer.
Removing, cleaning, and resealing the windows was another time-consuming task. We removed the old sealant using a wire brush and tape, preparing the windows for new sealant and paint. While it was a long and tedious process, ensuring no leaks on the inside of the bus was crucial.
We also tackled removing unnecessary wires, installing window blanks, and mounting fans in the roof. Throughout this journey, we made adjustments to our floor plan, resulting in the relocation of window deletes and the installation of a skylight.
Finally, we reached the exciting stage of painting the floors. After considering various color options, we opted for safety blue. The transformation was incredible, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the progress we’ve made so far in our school bus conversion.
3. “Dealing with Rust and Nails: Challenges of Transforming a School Bus”
First step: Removing the Seats
To start our transformation journey, we had to tackle the challenge of removing the school bus seats. With the help of a socket wrench, we quickly got to work. Our little helper also joined in the efforts. Seat by seat, we unscrewed and removed them, making progress towards our dream tiny home on wheels.
Next step: Removing the Floor and Dealing with Rust
Removing the floor proved to be a more time-consuming task. The screws securing the floor were not your regular screws; they were screws that had rusted and stripped over time. After trying various techniques, we found that using a hole saw to cut around each screw was the most effective method. It took some time, but eventually, we were able to remove the floor and uncover the extent of the rust beneath.
Removing the Plywood and Cleaning the Rust
The plywood on the bus floor was stubbornly held down by bolts and nails. We tried to pry it by hand but made little progress. So, we turned to our trusty grinder for help. Cutting off the tops of the bolts and grinding off the nail heads made the process much easier. With some muscle and the assistance of a floor jack, we eventually succeeded in removing all the plywood and getting rid of the rust.
Preparing for Painting and Reinstalling the Windows
With the rust removed, we were ready to move on to painting the floor and reinstalling the windows. First, we cleaned the floor with a scrub brush and simple green degreaser. Then, using a grinder and a palm sander, we prepared the floor for priming and painting. As for the windows, we took great care to ensure they were properly sealed with butyl tape to prevent any leaks.
In the end, dealing with rust, nails, and other challenges was a crucial part of our school bus transformation journey. It took time and effort, but each step brought us closer to our dream of a beautiful and functional tiny home on wheels. Stay tuned for more updates on our progress!
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4. “Cleaning, Sealing, and Painting: Renovating the Floors of our Skoolie”
After months of hard work, we finally reached the stage of renovating the floors of our Skoolie. The first step was removing the seats, which proved to be a little challenging but with the help of a socket wrench, we managed to get them all out. Next, we had to remove the floor, which was held down by stubborn rusted screws. We used a hole saw to cut around each screw and finally got them out.
With the floor removed, we were able to see the extent of the rust below. Luckily, it was just surface rust and there were no major problem spots. We started the rust removal process by cleaning the floor with a scrub brush and simple green degreaser. Then, we used a grinder with a 36 grit flap disk to break away any loose rust. To knock down the old existing glue, we switched to a palm sander with 40 grit sandpaper.
Once the floor was prepped, it was time to start the painting process. We began by applying a rust converter to prevent further rusting. After that, we rolled on a layer of primer and then applied another coat with a brush. The floor was really starting to come together and seeing it all one color was a huge milestone for us.
As we progressed with the renovation, we also worked on resealing and painting the windows. This was a long and tedious process, but it was crucial to ensure that we didn’t have any leaks inside the bus. We removed all the old sealant, primed the window channels, and applied butyl tape before placing the windows back in.
Finally, after all the hard work, we were ready to paint the floors. We had a choice between safety blue and flat black, and after some consideration, we went with safety blue. It was a messy but satisfying process, and we were excited to see the transformation of our Skoolie.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue our journey of turning this school bus into our dream tiny home on wheels. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos and content. We can’t wait to share our progress with you!
5. “Removing Windows and Repreparing: The Tedious Process of Window Renovation”
looks like after. The blue floors really brighten up the space and give it a fun and vibrant feel. It’s such a refreshing change from the dull and rusty floor we had before.
Painting the floors was a tedious process, but it was definitely worth it. We started by cleaning the floors thoroughly with a scrub brush and degreaser to get rid of any dirt, grime, and old caulking. Once they were clean, we used a 36 grit flap disk on the grinder to remove any loose rust and then switched to a palm sander with 40 grit sandpaper to smooth out the existing glue.
After prepping the floors, we applied a rust converter to ensure that there wouldn’t be any more rust issues in the future. Once that dried, we began the painting process. We rolled on a layer of primer to create a solid base, and then we applied a second coat by brush. Finally, we sealed up the 400 plus holes in the floor with JB Weld sticks.
Seeing the floors all one color was a huge milestone for us. It really made the space feel more like a home. We still have more work to do before we can paint the final color, but we’re excited to see the transformation as we continue our renovation journey. Stay tuned for more updates!
6. “From Old Wiring to Window Deletion: Addressing Unused Features of the Bus”
looks like after painting. The safety blue color really brightens up the space and adds a fun touch to our tiny home on wheels. We chose this color because it’s vibrant and cheerful, and it also helps to hide any dirt or stains that may accumulate over time. It’s also a great contrast to the white walls and ceiling, creating a visually appealing aesthetic.
Before we could paint, we had to prep the floor by cleaning it thoroughly and filling any holes or cracks. We used a scrub brush and simple green degreaser to remove any dirt, grime, or old caulking. Once cleaned, we used a grinder with a 36 grit flap disk to break away any loose rust and a palm sander with 40 grit sandpaper to smooth down the existing glue. This step was vital to ensure a smooth and even paint application.
After prepping the floor, we applied a coat of rust converter to address any remaining rust and prevent further corrosion. Once dried, we were ready to start painting. We decided to use a roller to apply the primer and a brush for touch-ups and hard-to-reach areas. The white primer for the bottom inside matched the inside of the windows, while the black primer for the top outside rain deflector added a sleek look.
Painting the floor was a significant milestone for us because it added another layer of protection and gave the bus a more finished look. It also helped to brighten up the space and create a clean and inviting atmosphere. We’re excited to move on to the next phase of our conversion and continue making progress on our dream tiny home on wheels. Stay tuned for more updates!
7. “Installing Fans and Skylights: Enhancing Ventilation and Natural Light in our Skoolie”
looks like after painting the floors. The safety blue color really brightens up the space and gives it a fun and vibrant look. Plus, it matches our overall theme of creating a safe and comfortable home on wheels.
But if you prefer a more sleek and modern look, we also considered painting the floors in a flat black color. This would create a sleek and minimalistic vibe, perfect for those who want a more sophisticated and stylish interior.
Now that the floors are painted, we can move on to the next step in enhancing ventilation and natural light in our Skoolie: installing fans and skylights. We believe that good airflow and natural light are essential for creating a comfortable and inviting living space.
For ventilation, we have installed fans in the roof of our Skoolie. These fans will help circulate fresh air throughout the bus, keeping it cool and preventing any stuffiness. We chose fans that have adjustable speeds and built-in rain sensors, so we can easily control the airflow and ensure that even if it starts to rain, the fans will automatically close to prevent any water from getting inside.
Next, we are considering installing a skylight. Skylights are a great way to bring in natural light and create a more open and spacious feel in our Skoolie. We are still deciding whether to install it in the front by the living area or in the back by the bed. Both options have their advantages, so we would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
Stay tuned for our next update as we continue to enhance ventilation and natural light in our Skoolie. We are excited to see how these additions will transform our space and make it even more inviting and comfortable.
8. “Safety Blue or Flat Black: Choosing the Perfect Floor Color for Our Tiny Home on Wheels
looked like after painting. Safety Blue was the color we chose for our floors, and we think it turned out great! The vibrant blue adds a pop of color to our tiny home on wheels, and it also gives a sense of energy and liveliness to the space. Plus, the color is easy to clean and maintain, which is important for a mobile home like ours.
On the other hand, some people suggested painting the floors flat black. While it would have given a sleek and modern look to our interiors, we felt that it might make the space feel too dark and small. We wanted our tiny home to feel open and inviting, so we ultimately decided against flat black.
When choosing the perfect floor color for your tiny home on wheels, it’s important to consider both aesthetics and functionality. Think about the overall look and feel you want to achieve, as well as the practicality of the color in terms of cleaning and maintenance. Whether you go for a bold hue like Safety Blue or a more neutral tone like flat black, make sure it complements your personal style and enhances the living experience in your tiny home.
Q: What is the YouTube video about?
A: The YouTube video is about the process of converting a school bus into a tiny home on wheels.
Q: How long have they been working on the conversion?
A: They have been working on the conversion for the last year.
Q: What is the first step they took in the conversion process?
A: The first step they took was to remove the seats from the school bus.
Q: How did they remove the floor?
A: They removed the floor by cutting around each screw with a hole saw.
Q: What was used to remove the plywood?
A: They used a grinder to remove the plywood.
Q: What did they do to remove the rust on the floor?
A: They used a scrub brush and simple green degreaser to clean the floor, then used a grinder and sandpaper to remove the rust.
Q: How did they remove the old sealant from the windows?
A: They used a wire brush to remove the old sealant.
Q: How did they secure the windows?
A: They used butyl tape and self-drilling screws to secure the windows.
Q: What did they decide to do with the window deletes they installed?
A: They had to move the window deletes to a different location due to a change in their floor plan.
Q: Where did they install the fans?
A: They installed the fans in the roof where the emergency hatches used to be.
Q: What color did they choose to paint the floors?
A: They chose to paint the floors safety blue.
Q: How long did the process of painting the floors take?
A: The process of painting the floors took some time as they made a bit of a mess while working on it.
looks like after painting with safety blue. It’s a vibrant color that adds a pop of energy to our skoolie. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of a sleek and modern look, you might prefer the flat black option. It gives the bus a more sophisticated and minimalist vibe.
Regardless of the color, we’re excited to have reached this milestone in our skoolie conversion journey. Painting the floors not only transforms the space, but it also brings us one step closer to turning our bus into a cozy and comfortable home on wheels.
We’ve come a long way from removing seats, grinding off rust, and tackling the daunting task of resealing windows. It has been a labor of love, and we’re grateful to have documented and shared our progress with all of you.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to work on insulation, interior design, and all the finishing touches. We can’t wait to share the final reveal of our skoolie conversion with you. So make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch all the bus updates and see our ideas for the floor plan layout.
Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey from rust to wanderlust. We appreciate your support and encouragement along the way. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures ahead!