7 Replies to “Tiny Home Tour Video”

  1. Russ McCurdy says: Reply

    I just watched this video and it was a great pleasure meeting you yesterday at the farm.

  2. I am so utterly impressed with your thought and care and then application in this bus. I would love to have one like this. If you had to charge someone to at least design and oversee them making it, what would be a ballpark figure?
    We want laundry, air con, heat etc and be able to charge EDs and cook, etc. Only 2 young teens here but Im a rabid (veteran) hsler so I got STUFF, educational, like truly educational, not just “curricula” resources, and we have crafts and such STUFF too.
    Just my (absolute bare minimum) needed books would take up two kids’ worth of space alone lol
    Blessings

    1. Aaron Bockelie says: Reply

      Hello Hélène,

      I would probably bill out on a quarterly retainer basis. Engineering and design of a system like this is usually completely unique for every occasion. Building the bus chassis itself is a solved commodity at this point (there are several school bus conversion companies, however they are almost all booked out into the future), however an integrated electromechnical system is tricky to know in advance the cost.

      I would imagine that approaching a standard engineering firm for a custom build would be several times the price of a commodity vehicle that is a copy of an existing system.

      There’s also to consider a sliding spectrum from “two distinct systems: batteries and panels affixed to a vehicle” all the way to “deep system integration”. The bus on this site is certainly more into the “two distinct systems” category. If it were a hybrid-electric vehicle it would be the other end of the spectrum.

      All of it is driven from risks and requirements.

  3. Very inspired by your YouTube tour and unusual solutions. For our remote cabin with minimal solar, we set up a 12VDC water filtration system, for lake water. The wiring is a mess, and no one else can set it up when we get to the cabin — it needs to be redone so anyone can install it. Would you be able to take a look at my wiring diagram? The choice of connectors is overkill, but it’s the only way I know to keep people from plugging things together wrong. Feedback at any level would be appreciated, thank you, Carol

    1. Aaron Bockelie says: Reply

      Sure I can take a look!

      Send me an email aaron ( a t ) bockelie dot com

      1. Aaron, I updated the diagram and notes, and emailed it again. Please let me know if there are any problems receiving the files. Email has been haywire on my end for a little while. Thank you, Carol

  4. Chuck Courtney says: Reply

    Aaron, I appreciate your build and all the time you have spent providing information to those of us who have similar interests in building a skoolie.
    I am currently searching for the right bus to convert. I am planning on a roof raise and love your electrical set up.
    My biggest concern is finding an insurance company that will cover the bus when I pick it up and after the conversion. What company insures your bus? I don’t like what I am reading about how difficult it is to get insurance. My wife and I plan on living in it full time. I appreciate your help.
    Chuck

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