UPDATE: Chitty Bang Skoolie was sold to a very sweet couple from Oregon. They picked her up and started their maiden voyage back home to make some changes, and give her some much needed TLC and updating on a few things. They are keeping the name CHITTY BANG so make sure you give them a follow when their social medias get going! Goodluck on your new adventures! We are so glad Chitty Bang can continue her upcycled life from school bus in AZ ISD to a tiny home for a family. She is an amazing bus and was an invaluable experience we will always cherish!
Chitty Bang- OFF GRID TINY HOUSE SKOOLIE FOR SALE
$35,000 AS IS
6/11/22- We originally priced her at 65k, but realizing the market after dropping the price the past year, we felt 35k is really the BEST DEAL we can give for her. We spent 45k in 2016 to build her up and prices have since skyrocketed for all of the materials and even the tools. Please no low ball offers. We spent a year and a half full time learning and building her from an AZ school bus. We had engineers, electricians, diesel mechanics, builders, and plumbers all help with the design and checking the integrity of it through out the build (We have some great friends in west TX where we remodeled her). We have always been told from everyone, She was Built Right and Sturdy and to Last. There are many ways ot build a bus but we know she was built fr our family to live in her as long as we wanted. Could have been 6 months or 10 years. Because of COVID we needed to find a permanent place and that decision also included ending our travel life. Also our kids were ready for some more “room” space in their later teen years. So we made the decision to end it. That is the ONLY reason we are selling her. We kept her thinking we would use her for road trips, but we realized we want to stay “at home” for a while and seeing her sit there and not be used is just a waste of her potential. We want to see another family enjoy her as much as we did!
SERIOUS OFFERS ONLY
(Only people with Class B or C Licenses can test drive the bus, per TX state Law)
Our family of 4 converted our school bus Chitty Bang into a tiny house from October 2015 until November 2016 with other enhancements, changes, and renovations over the years. We traveled and lived full time in the bus from November 2016 until May 2020 with our English Mastiff and cat in tow. We were able to travel all over Texas, to Washington state and down to AZ. We never pushed the engine, and we traveled every 3 months between places to ensure our engine would last. We never had any issues after we changed the tires/ oil/air filters/radiator fluid/transmission fluid and injectors in 2016 before we hit the road. You CAN live off the grid in this bus We did many times for months at a time. We lived in it and used the rooftop AC running a 2000 Watt genny in Arizona, as well as simply plugging into a house, rv park, or campground 110v, 30 amp, or 50 amp service. This bus was designed for us to be able to fully live off grid, only needing to have access to water to run our shower and sink, and access to trash to dump the compost toilet and house hold trash.
1999 International DT466 Diesel Engine- Allison Transmission MT-643RM
6.5″ Interior height- This model is taller than average buses normally
43.5’ Exterior with steel Mounted back deck (3.5’) Fold out 5’ deck with kick out steel legs
230K miles- needs a new oil change
100 Gallon FUEL Tank
Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation on Ceiling, side walls and cavities, and under the sub floor.
*Flooring has furring strips and subfloor laid on top. Rolled out Armstrong Brand padded Linoleum Tile flooring as one lyer and built on top to protect subfloor from water any damage that might occur.
*Ceiling is galvanized corrugated metal secured with rubber washers and metal screws.
*30 Gallon Under Mount Gray Water tank with hose attachment, or RV HOSE attachment (included), or to drain at the tank.
*NO BLACK WATER TANK NEEDED or ON THE BUS- There is a Nature’s Head Compost toilet installed with PC fan (lifetime pc fan replacements through the company, just email them, and extra fan on board)
This is everything we could find online for accurate pricing and more that we used for building a school bus into a tiny rolling home on wheels for our family of 4. Please read through the list, watch the youtube videos, as there are plenty that show us living in the bus, how to use the features of the bus, and more on our youtube channel that has already been published, before asking questions or sending an offer.
Chitty Bang was also featured on the cover of Bus Conversion Magazine May 2018!
-Comfort Air Captain Chair
-Outlets throughout the bus inside for plenty of usage
16 Gauge cold rolled steel to cover any holes or windows, then riveted with 3/16” aluminum rivets.
-Painted with Rustoleum -Green and Sand spray paint
-Roof painted with Rustoleum Heat Tech White Paint- last touch up 2019.
Bus Sound System
Cd Player/Radio– Pioneer bluetooth
Speakers: 6”x9” Rockford Fosgate
PROPANE SENSORS – one by inside connection under furnace to stove, one in bathroom at other indoor connection for water heater to fridge
First Alert Smoke/Co2 Alarms -one in bedroom, one in kitchen
Refrigerator: Norcold Propane/110v with 12volt display NaX841 -Runs on 110v (has worked on sunny days on solar)
2.5″ Granite Countertops with beveled and polished edges.
Pop out trash can on cabinet door hinge.
Refrigerator Side Panel Vent Cover – The actual panels on the refrigerator are dry erase boards we cut to fit. These pop out easily and you can make new ones or order rv specific ones. The dry erase has kind of stuck on the boards so you may need to replace them.
Atwood Air Commander Air Conditioner/HeaterDehumidifier 15026 (runs on 110, 30 and 50 amp service)
Pioneer Mini Split AC WYS012A Mini Split (runs on 50 amp service): (only used once) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DVW6G42/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Shower Pan: 32”x32”: (no link found)
Natures Head Compost Toilet – Lifetime free PC fans and housing. They send you 2 at a time. I have an extra 1 or 2 under the bus in the storage boxes already. Just let them know you have a Natures Head via an email to the company, (I did an article for them as well) and you can get your free fans. I usually needed to change it every 6 months.
Solar Panels: 4- 275 watt panels
Inverter: Magnum ME2012
Inverter Remote Panel: Magnum ME-RC 50
Battery Monitor: Bogart Engineering TriMetric TM-2030
*4 CROWN CR275 Batteries
Noco plug in ports to charge bus batteries and solar batteries via 110 from shore or solar)
Waterproof LED Lights for Bathroom
Precision Temp RV550 Tankless Water Heater -The company Precision Temp has assured me whoever buys this bus will be taken care of if they have any issues with the water heater ( I wrote articles and did some videos of them in the past). Contact them and tell them you bought Chitty Bang from Morgan Crabtree and they will take care of you!
Reverse Osmosis -(June 8, 2022) This system housing cracked when we moved the bus recently and will need a new one installed. It is $190 for the newest version on Amazon. The faucet is already installed, as well as the 5 gallon tank. You would just need to install the housing and filters and connect he tubes already there…or change them out just to they are new and clean for you. Takes about 20 minutes for an entire system install, so should take 10 minutes for this.
PENTEK 150237 #10 Big Blue Filter Housing – 2 housings and filters
UV Light -This cracked with the RO SYSTEM but you can easily buy a new housing for it. I believe there is a replacement bulb under the sink.
Water Pump: SHUR-FLO (back up pump as well in storage boxes)
Water hose 25′ (we have 2)
*Washer Spinner Combo that runs on 110v or solar on bus
Propane- Custom Propane Cage with spot for lock
Propane PigTail (needs replacing once a year or so)
*Propane Cage (Storage underneath propane tanks for portable washer-spinner combo)
*2 Propane bottles, room for 4 in the propane cage with stabilizer mounts
Cabinet Hinges: Blum
*Storage under the stove and fridge, and large floor to ceiling pantry for food storage.
*Large under counter cabinets and shelves for storage.
*White Granite counter tops- Can take high heat and knife blades
-1 Large couch with storage underneath
-1 2 person couch with storage
-side table with 2 cupholders
*Headboard with storage and electronics
*Closet storage space in Bunk Room and Master Bedroom
*Outlets in each room
*Storage space underneath bottom bunk and under master bed.
*Small TV and shelf mounted in Master Bedroom
Winch: Champion 13004
Exhaust Wrap (To help keep heat down near the propane lines that are near the exhaust)
4 stabilizer jacks (2 front, 2 rear)
Backup Camera with video in Captain Chair
*6 New Tires added 2016- under 7,000 miles on them.
Fuel Filter- FleetGuard FF5269
Air Filter: FleetGuard AF979
*New thermal high temperature coverings and sound dampening cover under the dog house and inside of the dash.
*All new INJECTORS 2016
Email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!