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New Vlog Post: SOLAR, SOLAR, SOLAR- Okienomads Skoolie Solar System Walkthrough

New Vlog Post: SOLAR, SOLAR, SOLAR- Okienomads Skoolie Solar System Walkthrough

We have posted a new video walking through the solar system installed on our Skoolie conversion. In our video we show you how and where everything is installed in our system. If you want to see the gritty details of our system, we have published […]

#Vanlife Solar System: 300 Watts Solar, MPPT Controller, and Pure Sine Inverter

#Vanlife Solar System: 300 Watts Solar, MPPT Controller, and Pure Sine Inverter

Know What You Need and How You Will Use It The house electrical system of any conversion or RV is a pretty daunting and scary adventure for a first timer. To get the right system, a user has to know their current needs for electricity […]

Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

Fresh Paint…Maintenance Monday on YouTube

We painted our bus in a hurry and ended up with a really good looking paintjob thanks to help from my grandparents, parents and Rachael’s parents. It was a team effort and it transformed the bus from a creepy former school bus to a shiny […]

Vanlife Gear That We Can’t Live Without: Essentials for Living on the Road

Vanlife Gear That We Can’t Live Without: Essentials for Living on the Road

When we purchased our bus and began to build it into a tiny home on wheels we were overwhelmed with the options of accessories and parts that were available and being shoved down our throats every time we opened Instagram. We sifted through the BS […]

Skoolie Overland Travel Part 2: Why a Skoolie-Conversion Makes a Great Travel Rig

Skoolie Overland Travel Part 2: Why a Skoolie-Conversion Makes a Great Travel Rig

I hope you have had a chance to read Part 1 of this article before reading this one. In the first article on this topic we cover some of the negative aspects of living in a Skoolie-conversion, a lot of which we did not expect […]

Skoolie Overland Travel Part 1: Why a Skoolie-Conversion Makes a Bad Travel Rig

Skoolie Overland Travel Part 1: Why a Skoolie-Conversion Makes a Bad Travel Rig

I need to clear this up before we get to the good stuff: My wife and I live in a school bus conversion, by choice. We love the freedom and simplicity that comes from a life with 78 square-feet of living space and having the […]

The Dirty Side of #vanlife: 4 Ways to Stay Fresh & Clean While Living on the Road

The Dirty Side of #vanlife: 4 Ways to Stay Fresh & Clean While Living on the Road

If your social media feeds are like mine, they are littered with #vanlifers that are sprawled out in their sprinter conversions, physically exquisite companion half naked lying next to them and they all have the same thing wrong with them: they are clean! When we […]

How We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the Country Full Time

How We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the Country Full Time

We did it! We quit our jobs and took off across the country in our converted school bus. A nomadic lifestyle has proven to be tricky and challenging in all sorts of ways and we have tried to document how we made the switch from […]

Okienomads Skoolie Bus Tour-See inside the Okienomads School Bus Conversion

Okienomads Skoolie Bus Tour-See inside the Okienomads School Bus Conversion

You have asked and we have heard your cries! Because we threw the bus together so fast the last couple of weeks of having a house, most people watching never got to see it finished. We have a YouTube video showing you where we live […]

Our Bus Has a House Door!

Our Bus Has a House Door!

Some of our most dedicated readers might remember that right after we purchased our bus in Fall 2016, we traveled 1500 total miles with Rachael’s family to go skiing at Monarch Mountain, near Salida, CO. The drive was incredibly helpful in figuring out how the […]


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