The conversion's been a whirlwind of activity lately. Our biggest problem is our short summer coupled with a maritime climate which typically brings a lot rain. So it's been a lot of cutting plywood and dimensional lumber inside the bus, spending time enjoying the summer doing non-skoolie stuff, fishing, and doing other repair projects around the house. The original intent of this project was to do a conversion with a full plumbing setup, grey water/blackwater tanks, 12 volt potable water/city water connection, full 120/12 volt electrical, refrigerator, stovetop, air-conditioning, etc, etc. We planned on driving down from Alaska to the east coast to visit family with the skoolie but despite having an inordinate amount of leave, work decided it was a no-go on granting an extended absence. So we decided to convert to a minimalist "dry skoolie" setup for camping around the state and use as guest lodging for friends and relatives.
I'd say the biggest improvement we made was sealing all the seams on the roof, windows, and "suspect" leaking seams on the sides with "Henry 212 All Purpose Patch". Then we put two coats of white elastomeric white roofing sealant on the topside. This resulted in total (as far as I can tell through multiple torrential downpours) stoppage of all leaks.
Here you can see the port side double bunk setup with a little built in storage compartment.
The bunk space is approx 30" x 72", large enough for kids or average size adults to sleep and sit up in comfortably. The bottom bunk will be hinged for storage underneath.
Both double bunk setups, very messy inside when this photo was taken.
Dinette built with repurposed seats (doubles as a sleeper), 3/4 plywood table, folding leg, rv wall connection device. Bottom of the bus seats are hinged for storage access, etc.
Countertop with sink and hand pump/city water faucet. Faucet is fed with a water jug underneath in the cabinet underneath the sink. Sink drains into a 5 gallon bucket with lid.
Bench doubles as a sleeper, seats 3, homemade cushions, storage underneath.