Pamela and Jim knew that they wanted to travel once their youngest had graduated high school. After a few months of renting out their house and tent camping on the weekends, they were ready for school bus home living.The couple bought a 1994 Bluebird bus with a 5.9L 12-valve Cummins diesel engine with an Allison Transmission for $800 dollars. They then carried out a frugal and innovative school bus home conversion that turned their skoolie into a beautiful home, named “Sugarbear”.Pamela and Jim lived and traveled on their 1994 Bluebird as they embarked on their adventure of converting a school bus into a home. As they visited different places, they stopped at different homeware, thrift, and secondhand stores, snatching up deals when they saw them.They bought a used couch for $15 dollars, then Pamela taught herself how to paint the fabric by watching online videos. After 7 coats of paint, she was able to transform the outdated couch into a nice gray that complements the interior of their school bus tiny home.The couple also bought custom-made flooring that had been returned to Lowes at a discount and donated the leftover material to a friend who was starting his own tiny home conversion process.