A Firefighter Calls This Converted Schoolbus Home

published Jun 19, 2019
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A firefighter from Toronto now calls a school bus his home. Dubbed The Doghouse, the 38′ Thomas Built conversion is one of the coolest homes on wheels.

Van and “skoolie” conversion company Paved to Pines performed the spectacular upgrade from vintage vehicle to chic, tiny home, outfitting the interior with all of the amenities required to suit their client’s desire to have a combined travel/living space that can be used for wine tours and mobile dog rescue efforts.

On the technical side, The Doghouse is equipped with pumped water, 12v and Edison lighting and a 200 aH battery bank and hot water heater, plus full RV appliances. The gorgeous interior design, though, is what will make you want to put in your request to be owner Christian’s road roomie.

The customized skoolie features a living area and queen-size bedroom along with a kitchen and a bathroom. In the kitchen, it’s easy to feel right at home, thanks to the inviting decor.

In the living area, a faux brick feature wall provides the backdrop for a mounted flat-screen 32” TV, which hovers just above an entertainment unit that includes a full Kenwood surround system. Luxury vinyl planks give the flooring and roof a cozy, rustic feel.

Bright white walls and cabinetry stand out against the oak butch block countertops. The designers also added a nod to Christian’s firefighter career by adding a hydrant style fauce to the ceramic apron sink. In the eating nook, a dinette table and bar top fashioned out of Acacia wood and a custom CNC plexiglass piece easily stands out in the tiny, yet well-equipped space.

The bathroom features a walk-in shower, a flush toilet, storage space and a window. In the bedroom, a comfy queen-size bed awaits its guests and a window helps to illuminate the area.