We’re a family-of-four & turned a school bus into a tiny home – it has a loft where the kids sleep & spa-life bathroom

A family of four was showered with praise after revealing how they transformed an old school bus into a super stylish tiny house.

Dina and Chris Chandler, who have two children, moved to Montana and decided to convert an old school bus into a tiny house so they could travel and have lots of adventures as a family.

Dina and Chris Chandler turned a school bus into a tiny home


Dina and Chris Chandler turned a school bus into a tiny homeCredit: Instagram/Sundancebus
The converted attic where one of the children sleeps


The converted attic where one of the children sleepsCredit: TikTok/sundancebus

And with features like a prefabricated loft for her kids to sleep in, a king-size bed, a coffee corner, and a spa-like shower, it’s no surprise her bus conversion was showered with compliments.

The couple sharing their adventures Instagramspoke to him too Small tours YouTube channel and gave social media users a glimpse of the conversion.

Dina starts showing off Kitchen, complete with floating shelving and four burner stove.

“We have a sink on the farm and it’s extra large because I wanted an area for the kids to bathe,” she says.

“They bathe together here, which is really great.


“It also serves as a storage place so when we’re out and moving we can toss in all our stuff, like knick-knacks that are lying around.”

“And if I don’t want to do the dishes, I can just throw them in there.”

The mother-of-two continues to share the “ultimate faucet” she bought that doubles as the kids’ shower.

Next she talks about her favorite part of the kitchen – the coffee corner.

“You open that door, pull out that drawer, and then you have the coffee maker,” she explains.

“My husband and I love it – it makes tons of different types of coffee, from cappuccino to latte macchiato to espresso shots, iced coffee and also hot water for tea.”

As well as the ‘cozy’ living room with cushions Dina made herself, the bus also has a fully functional bathroom with a ‘super easy to clean’ compostable toilet and shower.

“I was very selfish about the bathroom, I knew I was going to use it the most,” she explains.

“My husband jumps in lakes and says he showered and my kids bathe in the sink, so that was basically my space.”

“…I love it…it’s a spa experience.

“Your head moves up and down to get really close… and it works really well in a small space because the fog just falls around you.”

Dina then goes on to explain that while Chris installed a loft on the bus to serve as a cozy sleeping area for one of their children, they have the luxury of a king-size bed.

“We actually have a really big TV that moves up and down via an actuator,” she says.

“I wanted two windows so we could have some sort of panoramic view so we could lie in bed and look out at the ocean or the trees and let the outdoors in for a little bit and really relax here.”

It didn’t take long for the pair to be showered with praise very impressive craftsmanship.

“This is actually one of the best Skoolie builds I’ve seen,” praised one.

“It looks really comfortable and very cozy. Congratulations.”

A second gushed: “Great idea having the loft.”

“I’ve never seen that before. Perfect bunk room for your four year old.”

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A third wrote: “There are a lot of great ideas in this bus! Thanks for the tour!”

Meanwhile, a fourth commented: “Any kid would just love this attic! And I love the safety net. Looks so cool! And it’s so open and airy! Everything is so well designed.”

The bathroom has a shower and a toilet


The bathroom has a shower and a toiletCredit: TikTok/sundancebus
The TV lifts out of the king-size bed


The TV lifts out of the king-size bedCredit: TikTok/sundancebus
The large faucet doubles as a shower


The large faucet doubles as a showerCredit: TikTok/sundancebus

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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