How Does a Skoolie Compare to a Tiny House on Wheels? - Tiny House Blog

How Does a Skoolie Compare to a Tiny House on Wheels?

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.

Watch this comparison video for a breakdown of all the pros & cons.

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