Which is the best home on wheels for you? Of course, this is a very personal decision. There’s is a lot to appreciate about a tiny house on wheels and a skoolie (school bus conversion). For example, both tiny homes can offer a freeing way of life. Live simply with the freedom to relocate, whether you embrace full-time nomadic living or want to stay put for long periods of time.
- Tiny House on Wheels Pro: you can easily add lofts to increase livable space.
- Skoolie Con: you can raise the roof to create more interior height, but it’s a pricey upgrade. Raising on the roof on a bus conversion is a labor-intensive process that requires knowledge of welding. For a professional job, it can cost $8,000-$10,000.
- Skoolie Pro: well-suited for full-time nomadic life with tow vehicle built-in.
- Tiny House on Wheels Con: because it’s not attached to an engine, it means you need a tow vehicle for moves—hire a mover, rent a truck, or you need your own.