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Cypress Skoolie


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Our Story

Everyone experiences something in life that has sometimes has to go to make room for bigger dreams. We are planning to go BIG, to travel outside of Florida and all over the United States and want a smaller and fuel-efficient vehicle.

This 1996 Thomas International 4700 T444E School bus has been professionally converted and is titled as an RV. Sold fully furnished, ready to live in and/or travel.

It is 38 feet long, 8 feet wide. 9.6 feet tall, so that’s approximately 300 square feet living space.

Perfect for solo, couple, and family. It has 50 gal gas tank that will last 300 miles before needing fill up.

Runs and drives great with no issues. I have all the maintenance records as well.


I personally drove it all over Florida for 2 years, ran my Forest & Nature Therapy business in it, (@thegivingcypress) and it runs great! I also ran Airbnb and Hip Camp on it.

It's been a great experience and creative business. I can also share my business documents if you are purchasing this as a business investment.

The School Bus Pictures

  • 1996 International with 7.3 liter Turbo diesel PowerStroke

  • Diesel engine

  • 293K miles

  • Length - 38ft

  • A/c Mini Split, 12000Btu/h for both cooling and heating.

  • 200 Ah batteries

  • Reverse/back-up camera

  • 4 burner propane stove

  • Water heater

  • Daewoo Mini fridge and freezer

  • Microwave

  • Two skylights, brings a lot of natural light

  • Queen bed

  • Magnavox (19” TV)

  • Scosche sound system * need hook up

  • Couch that folds to full-size bed

  • Insulated walls and windows has sun-blocker film

  • Indoor shower / bathroom

  • Waterproof laminate floors

  • Brand new front tires

  • Good air brakes

  • 30 gallon freshwater tank

  • 38 gallon blackwater tank

  • Underhead storage

  • Hitch that will tow another vehicle (such as a Honda CRV or trailer).

  • Inspected and approved by diesel mechanic and worked on by technical schools in St. Augustine.


Currently the odometer shows: 293,600. Diesel engines are expected to last 500k miles before needing major repairs. I haven’t had any concerns with the engine since I’ve gotten it and taken great care of it. The miles per gallon is approximately 10-12 mpg.




Has a 7.3 liter Turbo diesel Powerstroke. and automatic transmission. Engine is v8 and in good shape. Powerful enough to pull a vehicle/ boat/ trailer. Recently inspected by diesel mechanic.


Air brakes.

Comes with 110v electric system. Requires a 30 amp RV plug for power, water, and sewer hook ups.

  • -AC- Mini-split is Classic America, 115v.

  • -Hot water heater

  • -Daewoo Refrigerator and freezer

  • -Microwave

  • -Some lights are powered and some are battery powered- so you have option for on and off grid.

  • -15 gal Propane gas tank is hooked up to Magic Chef stove/oven. The propane tank is secured under the sink.

  • -30 Gallon Water tank is stored under the bus, has a 12v SHURFLO RV Water pump that runs on the bus battery- so you can use sink, shower, and flush toilet.



Has a RV Toilet (installed last year) and a 38 gal Holding tank that you can empty in any sewer collection.

The RV toilet is hooked up to water pump and can flush. The shower has a removable shower head and nice pebble surface.



New tires, bought and installed on July 2020 by Laibl’s Tires in Palatka. Front are Roadmaster RM170 All Position GTL. Load capacity 5675. Back inside tires are GoodYear 10R22.5.



Clean title, I am the second owner- bought from a mechanic who converted this. He bought it from Bradford County school system.

Comes with keys to open back door, gas door, and storage units.



Wooden floors and panels on the walls of bus. Windows are tinted with sun-blocker film. I also have curtains with thick sun-reflective fabric.



Has a queen bed frame with a full size futon mattress.

A couch that folds into another bed.

Brand new butcher block countertop and sink.

Magic chef stove/oven.


Lots of cabinet storage for foods.

Roll out storage rack for dishes, pots, pans, etc. 

Roll out trash can.

Has a small closet for hanging clothes.

Has a foldable computer desk with shelves in bedroom.

Has small TV and a mount.

Under bed has plenty of storage.

Hitch has a bike rack for your bikes.


Has an outdoor storage (toolbox) for hoses, sewer hose, generator, etc.

Has a 30 gal. Black water tank that you can remove and discards at a sewage facility.

Has a hose spigot and water tank storage pipe to fill up the 30 gal. water tank. 

2" Hitch for towing up to 8000 lbs (car, boat, or trailer)


I am looking for something smaller to travel in. I have loved living in this bus for 2 years but it’s time to lighten up my load. I did consider keeping it, but figured it would probably be happily lived in by someone who will cherish it as much as I do.


We are located in Gainesville, FL. 

Due to a number of interest in this Skoolie, we have created an inquiry form so please fill it out here:

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