Will Sutherland takes school buses and converts them into tiny dwellings or, as he likes to call them, skoolies.
“Similar to a tiny home, but it’s on wheels and they’re all metal and very sturdy,” said Will.
Now Will has been making skoolies since 2014, and he has been able to make a profit out of them by putting them up on Airbnb.
And since he started, he has converted three other buses. In fact, a publisher reached out to Will and gave him a book deal to write about skoolies.
“When you go and look at the turn-key price for a tiny home, it can still cost almost as much as a regular sized home,” said Will. “And my goal with the book is to introduce a reasonable way to achieve a tiny house with a school bus without the extremely high price.”
According to Will, he thinks many people can benefit from a skoolie, whether they’re always travelling or just want a place to call their own.