If travelling is your life’s ultimate goal, we have an ideal inspiration for you that’ll motivate you to live the dream of your life. Patrick Schmidt, who goes by Skoolielove, has converted a school bus into a motorhome to travel and explore America. The travel story started when Schmidt bought a 1990 School Bus, nicknamed Big Blue at the beginning of March for 4,500 USD in Long Beach California. After picking the bus, he went to his parents’ house in Vegas and started converting it into a tiny motor home at the beginning of May.
Working with his father for almost 3 months, Schmidt transformed the old bus into a tiny 189 square foot mobile home. The team of father and son did all the work themselves and spend 9,000 USD on the transformation. All the required items needed for restoration were sourced from Home Depot and Amazon. Like luxury caravans, the Skoolie motorhome comes equipped with all the necessary amenities such as a cozy bedroom, kitchen, toilet, shower and air conditioning as well. Besides that, LED lights are also installed so as to keep the party going.
Schmidt along with his father finished the work in August 2015 and since then he has journeyed nearly 10,000 miles through 30 states on American highways and byways. His road trip started from Las Vegas from where he went to California and then continued up the West Coast to Seattle. From there Schmidt drove to Fort Collins, Colorado and then over to Buffalo, New York. Rhode Island was last in his list to fulfill his dream of visiting the 50 states.
Patrick shared his thoughts on his Skoolielove blog, “It’s the lifestyle that I want to live. I want to live fully on a bus, and make that my life. The road trip that I just took is over, now it’s on to living in a bus while parked.” He added, “This journey, my new bus life, is a journey about less. Using fewer resources, wasting less. But also more. Listen more to people, music, and nature. Also find out what I am all about. It is a journey to figure out what I want for my future, but more importantly, to live more in the moment. It’s a journey to explore America. Its big cities and its little towns.”