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Taking the (prison) bus homeTaking the (prison) bus homehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=160612017-03-21T05:00:00Z2017-03-21T23:30:00Z

​​​​​CORPUS CHRIST – In April 2016, Jessica and Chad Schirmer bought a 2003 international school bus (and one-time prison bus) with the goal of completely retrofitting the interior and making it their home.

They named the family project NuRoost and started a blog to document their truly do-it-yourself enterprise.

Skoolies are school buses—or buses used for organizations or departments—that are redesigned and converted into recreational vehicles.

Skoolie.net has netted more than 130,000 posts with tutorials on how to convert buses into hopes in addition to tips on adding electricity, water and insulation, a working bathroom and alternative fuel options.

While in San Antonio in April, the couple "impulsively" bought the mid-sized bus. All it took was an hour, some tacos and the Schirmers decided to follow their new minimalist dream.

After paying $6,000 cash for the bus, they were able to work extra jobs to pay for the project. So far, NuRoost renovations total $30,000 out of pocket.

For the Schirmers, it's about mobility and simplicity. 
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi
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