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Skoolie Stays

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Off-grid glamping in a beautifully converted American school bus located in the South Downs in Sussex for an eco-friendly escape.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
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£155-195 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book

Skoolie Stays is owned and managed by Ruth Chapman.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ruth Chapman.

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£155-195 per night
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The highlights
  • Genuine American school bus with hand-built interior incorporating original features, modern technology and natural materials.
  • Completely off-grid with solar power, sheep’s wool insulation and water-saving technology for an eco-friendly stay.
  • Clean-burning log stove and efficient insulation mean that this is a cosy hideaway at any time of year.
  • Located in a private field on a farm in the South Downs National Park, in sight of Beachy Head and the sea.

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  • Not suitable for pets.

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The detail

Tucked away on a privately-owned estate in the South Downs in Sussex, you’ll stumble across this delightful yellow school bus, originally from Florida. Chosen for its spaciousness and impressive headroom, the Skoolie Stays bus is now living a second life as luxurious, off-grid accommodation with plenty of room for a family of four to enjoy a unique glamping experience. Solar panels, water-saving technology and sheep’s wool insulation ensure that your stay is as environmentally friendly as possible, while the sensitive restoration has retained much of the character of this iconic bus.

From the outside, the striking colour and profile of an American school bus are immediately recognisable. However, step inside and you’ll find that the interior has been carefully designed to create spacious and unique accommodation. It has been hand-built using environmentally-friendly materials where possible, such as recycled American Oak and recovered teak. Original parts of the bus have been recycled and repurposed and you’ll find all the buttons and levers still in the cab.

In the cosy master bedroom at the rear of the bus, there’s a king-sized bed with beautiful views out over the surrounding fields on all sides. There’s space for two children to sleep, or two adults up to 5ft 8, in bunk beds that are designed to fold away during the day. The bathroom features a fully tiled shower and a composting toilet which means no wasted water and no smells.

The centre-piece of the eye-catching kitchen is the ‘penny-table’ countertop, the copper beautifully complementing the wood of the herringbone floor. The kitchen is equipped with a gas stovetop, a fridge and a large sink and is set across from an American diner-style eating area. Two of the original bus seats have been used on either side of a vintage teak school table to create this cosy dining space. There’s also a comfy lounge area with a leather sofa in front of a clean-burning log stove keeping you toasty all year round.

The Skoolie Stays bus is perched on private land above old Eastbourne town, with views to Belle Tout lighthouse and the famous Beachy Head cliffs. It is five minutes down the hill into Eastbourne and its beaches, shops and restaurants. The private setting means quiet and peace, as well as big skies for framing amazing sunrises and sunsets. There's lots to do, with pretty villages and cosy pubs in the local area also.

Features
Essential
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • No Dogs
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Fridge
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Towels (bath)
  • Shower
Tech
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Walking distance to pub
  • Off road free parking
Nearby
  • Pub/Bar
  • Markets
  • Restaurants
  • Beach (sea)
  • Fishing
  • Theme park
  • Kite surfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Cooking classes
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Wellbeing
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Zoo/Wildlife park
  • Wildlife
  • Massage
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Windsurfing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse riding
  • Bird watching
  • Art classes
  • Mountain Walking
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Yoga
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Golf
  • Boat trips
£155-195 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Skoolie Stays is owned and managed by Ruth Chapman.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ruth Chapman.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

HIGH SEASON 2022 (1ST APRIL – 30 OCTOBER)

Based on 2 guests

Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun), Bank Holidays & all School Holiday dates: £210 per night
Mid-week (Mon – Th): £185 per night
Additional guests (max 2): £10 per person per night.

LOW SEASON 2021 and 2022 (1 NOVEMBER – 31 MARCH)

Based on 2 guests

Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun): £175 per night
Mid-week (Mon- Th): £155 per night
Bank Holidays & School Holidays: £210 per night
Additional guests (max 2): £10 per person per night.

Rates are subject to change as per our Terms and Conditions.

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