#vanlife is so Passé… Meet This Couple Living Out of ‘the GNARbus’ — a Converted Old School Bus!

If you’ve got half an ear to the ground re: the cool kids on social media these days, you’re surely aware of the growing bohemian trend of living in your van. The New Yorker wrote a great article about the #vanlife trend recently, which means, like, obviously, the trend is no longer cool.

Sarcasm aside, there has been a huge increase in millennial interest in this trend of converted vans. So when I met my friend Jazzmin in Paris last year, I was a little surprised to hear her say she and her boyfriend Carson had recently bought, not a van. but a short SCHOOLBUS, with the intention of converting it into a tiny home on wheels.

You don’t hear much about converted schoolbus homes.

Now, half a year later, the bus is done, and the pair have hit the road. They recently launched a new website, GNARbus, to chronicle their lifestyle and adventures.

Hit the jump to find out a little more, and see a video walkthrough of their ultra-cool ‘mobile home.’

Making a Tiny Home Out of a Schoolbus

Curious about how one achieves this? Watch the video below, where you’ll meet both Carson and Jazzi, and see a lot of their process of building this beast:

(If you’re not that interested in the building the bus part, you can skip to 8:45 for a walkthrough of the finished product).


Pretty cool, right?! As I said, Jazzi and Carson have a blog at GNARbus.com, where they will hopefully be writing lots about the bus, as well as sharing plenty of rad photos and stories from their outdoor adventures! So far they’ve already put out this informative post about problems they encountered and solutions they developed while building the bus.

They’re pretty cool cats. I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to arrange a guest post from them at some point this summer — or even better, accompany them on an adventure or two for some joint content.

It pays to have badass friends.


You could have badass friends too, if you head over to GNARbus.com and give ’em a follow!

Jazzi also wrote a guest post for this site about spending the winter as a ski bum, which you should also check out!


10 thoughts on “#vanlife is so Passé… Meet This Couple Living Out of ‘the GNARbus’ — a Converted Old School Bus!

  1. This is my current dream! My next big plan! I want to take off in my conversion bus with 1 bag, my precious camera and the love of our life and our fur babies! This is amazing. It’s courageous and absolutely incredible.

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